Earthships and similar buildings
An Earthship in Scotland – A low-impact eco home on the north coast of Scotland constructed using a variety of methods and materials (briefly described here under “9. Topped with Turf”)
Misc. links related to Earthships
Interesting and useful websites
Sustainable harvesting is at the heart of these online workshops from the seaweed school in Fife. A great way to learn more about seaweed foraging during lockdown.
Want to learn to scythe? Scottish scything workshops
Amanda and Meghan found a very interesting article about reusing ever day diapers as an alternative fuel rather than just having them end up in a landfill! Here it is: https://www.parentgiving.com/elder-care/adult-diapers-alternate-energy/
The Renewable Energy UK Website – many articles on al sorts of subjects to do with renewable energy and energy saving devices.
Water saving devices: reducing the amount of water used to flush the toilet: Variflush is an adaptor which enables users to select minimum, medium or maximum flush. The InterflushTM (on The Renewable Energy UK Website) is a kit which enables one to vary the amount of water used when flushing as it only flushes when the handle is held down, releasing the handle stops the flush.
Hemp building information and courses here
Other organisations with a similar name
Sustainable Communities North East Initiative (SCNEI) “To help create sustainable communities across North East England in order to improve people’s quality of life and help secure our future.”
Scottish Sustainable Communities Initiative(SSCI) was launched in June 2008 to encourage the creation of places, designed and built to last, where a high quality of life can be achieved. Local authorities, landowners, the development industry and others were invited to submit proposals which demonstrated ambition in addressing a number of principles.
NHS Scottish Care Information NHSScotland has developed SCI Gateway, a national system that integrates primary and secondary care systems using familiar yet highly secure Internet technology.