Rocket Stoves

Rocket Stoves

What Are They?

A rocket stove is an efficient, hot burning stove that uses an insulated vertical chimney and can run on small branches.

Why Make One?

They use less fuel and create less emissions. It’s possible to make one yourself, and they can be used for a variety of situations, from heating a home, as a hot water heater, or for cooking.

How to Make a Rocket Stove:

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Regenerative Movements

List in progress! Is there a movement you’d like to see listed here? Contact us here.

Our intention with Bloom Network is not to circumscribe people into one movement or into our “brand”, but to help people find regenerative spectrum activities and groups they can participate in and contribute to, and to boost the visibility of initiatives that are doing wonderful work for all of our well-being on this planet <3.

Economy

New Economy Coalition

Ujima Project

Climate

Generation NOW

Global Climate Strike

Extinction Rebellion

Food

Slow Food

Clothing

Fibershed

Justice

Restorative justice

Indigenous Sovereignty

Amazon-specific:
Rainforest Trust
Amazon Watch
The Guardians of the Forest

Regenerative Culture Examples

TLDR; It’s about nurturing and creativity, + circular systems that build life, as opposed to extractive ones that create sickness and inequality.

Holistic

Creative Arts

P2P Economy

Global Justice

Community Health

Earth Stewardship

Sustainable Technology:

Collective Wisdom

Regenerative Building and Natural Building

It’s not yet widely known that the construction industry is a huge source of pollution and waste. Additionally, chemical sensitivities are increasingly common. Many of the fibers and materials people use in business buildings and homes offgas chemicals. The transport and packaging of these materials also creates a lot of waste.

“According to new research by construction blog Bimhow, the construction sector currently contributes 23% of air pollution, 50% of the climate change causing waste products, 40% of drinking water pollution, and 50% of landfill wastes. In separate research by the U.S. Green Building Council, the construction industry accounts for 40% of worldwide energy usage, not including ongoing energy use.” (via The Abundant Edge)

Natural building methods and regenerative building reference traditional building techniques used in place-specific cultures. Cobb building, hempcrete, and bamboo construction are three examples of this. Mycelium-based insulation from mushrooms is another example. Whatever building materials are used, it is also possible to design buildings that are net zero and net positive in terms of energy useage.

This wiki article is an index of techniques and resources for further information, as well as organizations that focus on this space.

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Re-Use / Trash Reduction

There are so many inspiring things that can be done with trash! Here are some of our favorite examples:

Bottle Bricking

Stuff plastic bottles full of trash and use them as bricks for building – cover them in clay earth to make benches and even houses. This sequesters plastic and provides free building materials. The lovely Brennan Bird describes how to make bottle bricks below. You can read all about what they can be used for in the Wikipedia article on ecobricks. And, you can start an ecobrick campaign in any community <3.

Precious Plastics

A shipping container with machines to recycle plastics hyperlocally, by transforming them into, well, just about anything! https://preciousplastic.com/

Fabric Re-use Depots

Scraps from the textile industry, quilters, old curtains etc, can often be re-made into creative and functional projects.

Local reclamation hubs

Recycled denim millhttps://www.thenewdenimproject.com/process

Related: Circular fashion

Related: Regenerative Clothing Production

  • Fibershed
  • Indigenous textile traditions use circular production, with local fibers and dyes made from plants and fungi. Missing info: links to projects

Mycoremediation

This is the start to an entry on mycoremediation: basic information, trainings, and companies or collectives that specialize in it.

What is It?

Mycoremediation is generally the practice of using fungi (mushrooms) to decontaminate the environment. It can often be done cheaply on a DIY scale. Common applications are oil spills and soil containing contaminants from synthetic dyes.

Overviews

Wikipedia’s entry has a high level overview of the various kinds of pollutants that mushrooms can transform or accumulate.

Earth Repair by Leila Darwish: tools, recipes, and stories

Mycoremediation: Fungal Bioremediation, by Harbhajan Singh: encyclopedic overview

Trainings

Fungi for the People
Radical Mycology

Organizations

Corenewal – ecosystem restoration in the Amazon rainforest. Current needs: local community relationship building and financial capacity

Female and Fungi – Through mycological education and community organizing, Female and Fungi explores how lessons from the fungi can teach us to strengthen our local and global communities by connecting deeply with nature and working towards a holistic and healthy future.

Case Studies

Environmental remediation of petroleum contamination via small scale mushroom cultivation in Sucumbíos, Ecuador