Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Matai Islands and sustainability

In class we have been studying sustainability, we have just discovered a new series of Islands called the Matai Islands we are planning to live on these islands and basically live off the land. We have also brainstormed and thought we also need to start businesses to help bring money to the island. Sprint gas racing wants to open a carting business for transport as we would not use cars because they pollute the atmosphere, but we need something to pull them so Mousewheel is going to become our international negotiator and head of trade to bring wanted items to the island and develop alliances with other nations.

These are just some of the things we plan to do but we also want Eco houses. Eco houses support themselves by having independent and sustainable power sources like wind turbines and solar panels. I have found a great idea on the Internet it requires digging into the side of a hill and building a house within the ground (pictured) and a little like the hobbits on Lord of the Rings. This would also create insulation. We would also put wind turbines around the coast of the island where it is most windy and connect them to our houses to power them. Solar panels are also part of my plans they would heat our water so we would not have to waste electricity on powering our water heater. Solar panels would be fitted on every roof of every house, I have also thought about putting a tidal power generator in the sea ( we are on an island why not ) yet I am concerned about the cost.

Anyway we will have to make a lot of money to do all that but it is all possible and in the name of sustainability. DID YOU KNOW? If everyone lived like that we would be able to live on earth for centuries longer that we are going to be able to at the rate we are going.

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