Weekly Photo Challenge: Sustainability in layers- Earthships & Beyond

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If you drive west outside of Taos, New Mexico, you will pass by a development of “Earthships” or radically sustainable buildings made from layers of recycled materials.  they are also artistic wonders.  Also tucked in the New Mexico landscape, there are individual artists that share the same vision.

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Outhouse bottles
Bottled -up outhouse outside
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Bottled -up outhouse inside

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Weekly Photo Challenge “In the Earth there is Shelter”

Chaco 1These photos were shot in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.  Chaco Canyon was an ancient spiritual gathering site for tribes in the Southwestern US.  I was struck by how integrated these ancient people were with the earth, to the point their very shelter was made of bricks and stones from the ground beneath their feet.

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