"Zabaleen" is the Arabic term for those visionary and enterprising people whose culture revolves around recycling. The Zabaleen are experts at "transforming one man's garbage into another man's gold" and aspire toward a net zero-waste economy. Applied and supported this could lead to true energy independence, not only by radically reducing our demand for "raw materials" and hard to extract natural resources but by recycling other less obvious phenomena and materials that are now wasted.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Franklin Elementray School
Just finished a presentation on Solar CITIES at Franklin Elementary School, Glendale. The parents, the students, the teachers and the visionary principal are all on board for green retrofitting the school and will incorporate hand-made solar HW and biogas & greywater gardening/aquaponics into the curriculum; similar response to what we got at Alex Cole's schools in Seattle. Bit by bit the map of team-members grows!