For Big Thinkers Everywhere
Wow. well, wow. We wanted to pass on this movie to you because when we watched it our heads were spinning. Our friend Rachel shared it with us and said she was passing it on to "big thinkers" and to do the same. That's all of you! Plus, we think you're all probably a little burned out on blog posts about the "perfect Thanksgiving meal".
I will tell you that there is some "colorful" language and for some folks, words like "earth ship" smack a little crunchy but we really love the sustainable ideas and Mike's passion for thinking outside of the box.
About Garbage Warrior
What do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you're renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing. For 30 years New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of "Earthship Biotecture" by building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities where design and function converge in eco-harmony. However, these experimental structures that defy state standards create conflict between Reynolds and the authorities, who are backed by big business. Frustrated by antiquated legislation, Reynolds lobbies for the right to create a sustainable living test site. While politicians hum and ha, Mother Nature strikes, leaving communities devastated by earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes. Reynolds and his crew seize the opportunity to lend their pioneering skills to those who need it most. Shot over three years and in four countries, Garbage Warrior is a timely portrait of a determined visionary, a hero of the 21st century.