29 Jun '12, 3pm

Students Build a School from Waste Products in the Dominican Republic

Students Build a School from Waste Products in the Dominican Republic

For the last few years, students from Humboldt State University in northern California have been heading to the Dominican Republic, as part of the school's summer immersion in appropriate technology and Spanish. There, they work with students from the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) to build schools, install solar and wind power mechanisms, and build rainwater collection systems. All of which means that by appropriate technology, they mean sustainable technology. In the summer of 2011, the groups worked together to build an addition to a school in the La Yuca barrio of Santo Domingo, from eco-ladrillo , a material made of plastic bottles filled with waste. (The roof is made of tin.) They used parts from bikes and a newspaper press to build a wind turbine, and installed solar power and rain catchment systems. © HSU Dominicana Program The Humboldt and UNIBE students didn'...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/dominican-an...

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