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European Space Agency's Spacehouse concept
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The SPACE House: An All-In-One Solution to Overpopulation and its Consequences
The Scalable, Portable, Automatable and Closable Ecosystem (SPACE) House concept - is any eco-friendly, passive house with enough Ecosystem Of Necessities (EON) Greenhouse modules integrated with it, to support its inhabitants. Existing high tech greenhouses, like those designed by Ceres Greenhouse Solutions, could easily be upgraded to become EONs.
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Solving Global Pollution, Poverty and their Consequences
The EON Greenhouse: An All-In-One Solution to Pollution, Poverty and their Consequences
The Ecosystem Of Necessities (EON) Greenhouse concept endlessly regenerates every single basic necessity required for humans to thrive, in eco-friendly ways; anywhere, anytime and in the smallest space possible. Using new combinations of existing technologies and multi-use plants, it regenerates: clean energy, organic food, clean air and water, medicine, construction material, clothing, etc. within 1,000 sq ft per person. Automated farming robots can be added to handle all of the planting, growing and harvesting chores. All compostable waste, including human waste, is recycled. EON Greenhouses can be stand-alone or attached to the roofs and/or sun-side walls of conventional homes.
The primary advantage is Jean Pain's Composting system, updated with today's technology, delivers most of the daily clean energy to heat and power the house and all of the greenhouse modules reliably,
leaving the remaining power generation to wind, solar, etc. Extra power generated can be stored on clean energy batteries.
Upgrading all manned buildings with EON Greenhouses, worldwide, eliminates: global poverty, global pollution, climate change and all of their enormous associated costs. Investing carbon tax revenues into fully-automating the mass production of EON Greenhouses would make them easily accessible to everyone. These home-sized, self-sustaining ecosystems could be built apart or together, in endless configurations. They could be used to build new homes or to upgrade existing houses. They could be used to build or rebuild neighborhoods, towns and cities. They could even be the foundation upon which to design orbital colonies filled with plug-n-play SPACE Houses. We can use the SPACE concept to colonize space in a safe and responsible way, thus eliminating overpopulation and its consequences on Earth.
If there is a shortage of any one element, like energy for example, then another greenhouse module is simply added to achieve a general state of equilibrium. Developing hot-swapable, plug & play food and energy production modules, would add more precision to this state of equilibrium (and the ability to quickly adapt to unforeseen circumstances). A tree module can be replaced with a wind turbine module and vice versa. A solar panel module can be replaced with a garden planter module and vice versa. Both electrical and irrigation lines can be strategically placed in, on and around the greenhouse to guarantee ample plants and energy. Any remaining excess energy or matter can be easily and safely re-absorbed into the ecosystem of the greenhouse. Using the ecosystem of aquaponics as an example, where waste from fish feed plants and the plants clean the water, what combinations of micro factories can interact with one another to form a multi-sourced and resilient ecosystem that consistently regenerates a healthy and reliable source of human necessities?
The end goal is to develop portable, all-inclusive, and self-sufficient human habitats of all shapes and sizes where humans can responsibly thrive, here on Earth or, that we can pack up and bring with us to use off-planet. More...
The purpose of the Thrivability Solutions Network is to eliminate as many preventable problems as possible and create as many opportunities for responsible human expansion as possible, through the mastery of CEs. Keeping the status quo, where preventable global poverty, pollution and their consequences are allowed to exist, only holds humanity back, hurts us. Now that we have the capability to produce all products and services to be eco-friendly, in an eco-friendly way, at ever-decreasing costs; there are no longer any excusable reasons to allow pollution to exist. Now that we have the capability to feed, house and clothe everyone on the planet, at a fraction of current costs; there are no longer any excusable reasons to allow famine and poverty to exist. Creating a thrival civilization, will not only teach us how to heal our ecosystem and our civilization's worst problems, but will also provide us with the insights, tools and techniques needed for mastering the construction of CEs and Terraforming: Technologies that are necessary to open up the vast riches of space to humanity.
Humans, like the rest of the natural world, don't want to merely survive or be sustained, we need to grow, to flourish, to thrive! We can build a civilization designed to ensure that our planet and our species will thrive together well into a future free of pollution and poverty.
"Fundamentally thrivability is visionary - it is about co-evolving a future we want rather than avoiding a future that terrifies us. It is about acting with enthusiasm toward an opportunity rather than away from catastrophe. It is about becoming a good ancestor."
Now, take moment and imagine if we combined the best features of the European Space Agency's Spacehouse pictured right, with the SPACE house concept. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's first thrival civilization. The need and demand for the solutions offered by the SPACE house will grow exponentially as the world becomes increasingly overpopulated. Thus I invite everyone, from individuals to mega corporations, to national governments and everyone in between, to design, build and distribute your very own SPACE Houses. All that I ask in return is that you make SPACE Houses as affordable as possible, give me a free example of your best, proven SPACE House :-) and send me your SPACE House success stories, spread the word about this idea and this website. Please help to make this concept a reality!