Comun Tierra

Uma Exploração de Comunidades Sustentáveis na América Latina.

Técnicas Utilizadas

  • Organic Agriculture

    Traditional or pre-industrial agriculture that seeks to maintain the natural structure and health of the soil, avoiding the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or genetically modified seeds. Growing organically requires using biological resources to fertilize plants, control pests, etc, and common techniques include rotating crops over time, composting animal waste and plant materials, and use of cover crops.

  • Water

    On-site water management strategies including rainwater catchment and grey water systems (re-using water from the sink, shower, etc).

  • Renewable Energies

    Enery obtained directly from the elements, including solar energy (photovoltaic panels, solar hot water and solar cooking), wind energy (windmills, turbines), and geothermic (hot water or gas that rises from inside the Earth).

  • Education

    Organized educational activities to share concepts and techniques, including classes and workshops, events and formal study programs.

  • Animals

    The care of and relationship with animals for food production, pest control, fertilization, transportation, etc. Can include fish, birds, cattle, chickens, pigs or horses

  • Recycling

    Local projects that work to promote separation and reuse of recyclable materials (glass, paper, metal and plastic) as a way to reduce the amount of trash produced.

  • Permaculture

    Permaculture is a system of design to create and maintain sustainable systems at a human scale (gardens and farms, ecovillages and towns). Sites/projects designed with a permaculture perspective aim to be environmentally sustainable, and equally important, socially just, and financially viable. Permaculture design is holistic, examining the whole system, trying to close resource or energy loops, and paying special attention to the relationships between parts/elements.

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