Principle 5: Use and value renewable resources and services


Make the best use of nature's abundance to reduce our consumer behavior and dependence on non-renewable resources.

Renewable resources are those renewed and replenished by natural processes over reasonable periods of time, without the increased need for increased non-renewable inputs.

Sunlight and breeze will dry clothes, dishes, clay. The walls of the main Shelter are built with clay, sand and straw, for perfect thermal insulation. In addition to being thermal, the cob walls can be reused, in case it needs to be renovated.

People can be resilient, flexible and incredibly adaptable. Working by hand can give a sense of accomplishment that leaves a lasting impact.

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