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Garbage Warrior

Michael Reynolds

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Building Codes, or Survival of Humanity?

Garbage Warrior is the epic story of radical Earthship eco architect Michael Reynolds, and his fight to build off-the-grid self-sufficient communities.

It is the story of someone who has true vision, endless imagination and talent to bring the world sustainable housing, made of tires, old bottles and mud. Housing that needs no fossil fuel or conventional plumbing. The homes are aesthetic masterpieces. Everything about our hero's plan makes sense.

Except it's not legal. It violates building codes.

See the story of this genius who took a surprise trip into the belly of the beast of bureaucracy to persevere with his vision, and bring us his Earthships.

What exactly is an Earthship?

1. a passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials
2. a home with thermal mass construction for temperature stabilization.
3. an off-grid home with little to no utility bills, thanks to renewable energy & integrated water systems.

This film won The Grand Jury Prize and The Audience Award at EKOFILM 2009, Europe’s Environmental Film Festival. Garbage Warrior is a film by Oliver Hodge.

Enjoy this amazing film!

--Bibi Farber