A frosty afternoon with glorious sunshine! This photograph of the Earthship was taken just after one o’clock on 30 November. The sun was well past its highest (midday) point and the shadow of the trees is creeping up to the Earthship. The frosted grass in font of the Earthship did not get any warmth from the sun, but the Earthship did!
“Ted the Tyre” is our new children’s book telling the story of Ted the Tyre and how the Earthship came to Scotland. Please see the shop for more information.
Sustainable Communities Initiatives (SCI) is a charity working at a grass-roots level with communities of all ages on social and environmental sustainability. All our projects inspire, support and increase resilience in both the individual and in community groups, and take place at our Earthship Fife Visitor Centre, in schools or community centres, or at community events.
Our projects generally involve people’s dreams, people’s waste, a stretch of the participants’ confidence and a lot of fun! We’ve built a Visitor Centre out of tyres and cans, and lots of greenhouses out of plastic bottles. We’ve brainstormed with too-many-to-count community groups on what they’d like to make together, and left them feeling resourced enough to use waste creatively on their own.
The surprise for people we work with is not only what you can do with waste but that “ordinary” unskilled people can do it, and they make lots of new friends. Families have relaxed together at our workshops and gotten to know each other a lot more. And community members may start off as strangers but they never leave that way.
Have a look through our website and see what you think, we look forward to working with you in the future.
2001- 2017 – Sustainable Communities Initiatives is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) (No. SC049877)