This distributive enterprise aims to accelerate innovation towards a sustainable and regenerative economy by publishing blueprints for the machines behind modern comforts.
The machines included in Open Source Ecology’s Global Village Construction Set constitute the main building blocks necessary for a small, sustainable civilization. They can be created for a fraction of commercial costs, and come with free instructional videos, 3D models, and fabrication manuals of, for instance, an earth brick press for housing and a wind turbine. The modular and interchangeable components allow for rapid assembly and streamlined repairs.
With work in sectors including transportation, agriculture, energy, manufacturing, and housing, Open Source Ecology is founded upon the principles of technological literacy, local production, knowledge sharing, and collaboration.
Why you should care
Centralized production leads to low levels of transparency and prohibitively high entry costs, preventing communities from taking advantage of local resources. This solution steers away from this issue by creating resource feedback loops and promoting a sustainable synergy between environmental, societal, and technological systems. Meanwhile, the open and inclusive nature makes its scalability limitless.