The art of transforming raw materials that are available into tools and materials that are needed.
Repairable Designing things to be fixed, rather then discarded, when they break Modular Designing things so the parts can be worked on separately and reconfigured to work in various ways Creative Best practices for an enlightened and sustainable society. Zero-waste Efficient usage, reuse, recycling or ecological re-integration of materials Durable Long-lasting and robust usefulnessHousing
Materials & ManufacturingResponsible resource stewardship, manufacturing, and recycling
Structures Efficient and responsible design, construction, and maintenance of buildings Building Materials Sustainable building and construction materials Stewardship Sustainable management of ecosystems DIY Machinery Leveling the playing field in favor of resilient small scale manufacturing Recycling Transforming previously used materials into new raw materials Textiles Ethical, sustainable, and local production of fibre and cloth Technology The beneficial application of scientific knowledge through mechanical or information systems
Materials & Manufacturing Resources
Responsible Minerals Initiative
Materials & manufacturing organization (about 28 miles away)
Formerly known as the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative, RMI offers companies and their suppliers an independent, third-party audit that determines which smelters and refiners can be verified as having systems in place to responsibly source minerals....
Scientific research organization (about 88 miles away)
Living Machine Technology blends cutting-edge science and engineering with plants and beneficial bacteria to efficiently treat and reuse wastewater, providing lasting water solutions for communities everywhere. Based on the principles of wetland ecology.
Global Village Construction Set
Materials & manufacturing website
The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) is a modular, DIY, low-cost, high-performance platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts....
Global Organic Textile Standard International Working Group
Materials & manufacturing standard
Der Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)This data base contains the GOTS certified entities, their location, field of operation and product groups. Our mission is the development, implementation, verification, protection and promotion of the Global...