I just watched the documentary Garbage Warrior from Netflix. I was expecting to learn about a modern trash collector, but it’s actually about an architect, Michael Reynolds, who’s frustrated with the status quo of how we build homes. His buildings are sustainable, but beyond that he uses typical trash items in construction…items such as tires, beer cans, and wine bottles. Plus he integrates energy & water systems that require little or no utility bills. The problem is, he has to fight legal battles for permission to build these experimental homes. My favorite part is how Reynolds & his team go to tsunami & hurricane devastated areas to help with rebuilding. Overall, it encouraged me to continue looking for smart ways to reuse things and also, it taught me more about building homes smartly so they don’t require outside energy use.
Garbage Warrior DVD
Colleen | August 20, 2009 | 10:45 pm