• Incredible Mini Earthship Style Cabin – Tiny Off Grid House with Solar Power
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    Incredible Mini Earthship Style Cabin – Tiny Off Grid House with Solar Power

    Hey everyone! It’s Danielle from Exploring Alternatives. In this video, we’re checking out a tiny earthship at the Terra Perma eco-resort in Harrington, Quebec, Canada. [Music Playing] So it’s basically a form of passive solar home that allows you to heat your home and keep it cool just by controlling the energy from the sun. There’s one main wall in this earthship and it’s built in a U-shape using recycled tires that are filled with earth and then they piled on a bunch of earth on top of that wall at the back so that the wall and that huge mound that they created form a thermal mass that can…

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    How To Measure A Properties Area Using Google Earth Pro

    One of my favorite YouTube channels is BCtruck and he was trying to figure out the area of an odd shaped piece of property, which he did. I thought I’d show him and everybody else another way to do it. Download Google Earth Pro, you don’t have to pay for it. When you started up you do have to put in a code key and it’s right there on the page where you download it. It’s all capitals GEPFREE. Once you have it installed put your address in over here and click search and it will zoom in. Then zoom in with the closeness that you want to work with.…

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    Find the Topography of Any Property in the World

    – [Seth] Hey everybody, this is Seth from the RE Tipster blog. I wanted to take just a few minutes here and show you a little trick that I have been using for the past few years. Whenever I’m trying to buy a vacant parcel of land, and it’s something that I think a lot of people don’t even really think about when they’re doing their research process but it’s really, really important. And that is to find out what the topography of the property is. And, basically, what that means is the actual elevations and hills, valleys, ravines, anything like that, or if it’s just a flat piece of…

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    How To Use Google Earth (Street View) to Research Properties Remotely

    – [Seth] Hey everyone, this is Seth from the REtipster blog. Today I was doing some research on a piece of vacant land and I started to realize that there’s a couple of tools that I use all the time, every single time I’m researching land, whether or not I live near the property. In this particular one, I’m not necessarily researching for myself but I’m teaching somebody how to do it so while I’m doing that, I just wanna show you the process that I go through just to make sure that I am really, really, really getting a very good look at this property to truly understand what…

  • Earth Overshoot Day 2017 lands on August 2
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    Earth Overshoot Day 2017 lands on August 2

    Hi folks, Alex here. Have you heard of the Ecological Footprint and Earth Overshoot Day? Our Ecological Footprint is how much we demand from nature. Currently, humanity is using the equivalent of 1.7 planets. Every year Global Footprint Network calculates Earth Overshoot Day. It marks the date when humanity’s demand on nature exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. In 2000, Earth Overshoot Day fell in late September, and in 2017, it falls on August 2nd. You can think about this as a bank account: for the first seven months and two days in 2017, we lived on our regular salary, after that we started chipping into our savings…

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    Mars in a Minute: How Do You Land on Mars?

    (music) How do you land on Mars? Very carefully! Your spacecraft hurtles toward the planet at thousands of miles per hour, so you’ll have to hit the brakes in a hurry! First, your capsule needs a heat shield. It protects the spacecraft inside from the heat and friction of entry into the atmosphere. Friction slows you down over 90%, but not enough to land safely. Use a parachute to slow down even more. Still falling at over 100 miles per hour, you need the right system to land safely! Here are some options: With a small- to mid-size rover, use a cushion of airbags along with retro rockets. Impact at…

  • Can Land cause Climate Change? (new IPCC report)
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    Can Land cause Climate Change? (new IPCC report)

    so there’s a new IPCC or intergovernmental panel on climate change report out today and for me that makes it the most exciting time of the year except for the fact that the report details how climate change is affecting the very fabric of our planet the report makes for fairly bleak reading as let’s be honest do most climate change reports this one specifically is on climate change and land and took over a hundred authors over two years to put together and rests on over 7,000 studies so there’s quite a lot of info in there as you can tell by the reports full title which I’m now…

  • GLOBE Observer Land Cover: Getting Started
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    GLOBE Observer Land Cover: Getting Started

    GLOBE Land Cover: Getting Started Open the GLOBE Observer App and select Land Cover. Verify the date, time and your location. Observer a 100 meter x 100 meter area. This is about the length of a soccer field. Report the surface conditions. Capture Your Surroundings: Tilt your phone to capture 50 meters of land in each direction. Submit photos now or classify the land cover. Classify the Land Cover: Determine what type of land cover is in each photo. Tap on the “i” icon to see a description of the land cover types. Tap the photo to see a large version of it. Estimate how much of each type you…

  • Off the grid, tiny house living, in the city!
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    Off the grid, tiny house living, in the city!

    Welcome to my off the grid in the city teeny tiny house life My name is Rob Greenfield and I live here in San Diego California without a single debt or bill to my name. It wasn’t always this simple though. I used to have a half-dozen credit cards, a fair amount of debt, and wanted to be a millionaire. But now my life is all about happiness, health, and living for the benefit of the earth, my community, and myself. I’m largely able to do this through simple living and today I’m going to give you a tour of my simple place. So how do I not have a…