Also WANT: Solar Powered Outdoor lights

So I really have been getting off the job market topic…I’ll get back to it but had to press this first.  SO COOL.  I’m a sucker for easy, cheap, and sustainable.  These meet all three!  Plus I just found out there’s a bus that goes from my front door to the Ikea in Red Hook.  Alright (le sigh) back to work/job hunt stuff.  

 

 

 

 

Inhabitat » Ikea Unveils Solar Powered Lights for Summer!.

I WANT: Rainwater Harvesting System

 

 

 

I know…seems like an odd thing to want…but between reading 2012 The Return of Quetzalcoatl and watching two specials on Nostradamus, I’m pretty convinced that the serious shit is going to go down in 2012.  When that happens, be it zombies, famine, WWIII or alien space invaders, I’m going to need water (I’m fairly certain I’ve stored up enough fat to survive for five years without food).  Enter this awesome contraption!  The only problem is that it has to be outside…so now I need to figure out how to get the purified water from this guy down into my underground 21 Monkeys style cave dwelling in the sewer.  

This is yet another reason it pays to stay unemployed…you don’t waste so much time thinking about the end of days and keep your sanity intact.  But seriously…rainwater catcher…even if you get one and the shit doesn’t go down, still not a bad contraption!  

Inhabitat » CISTA: Modern Rainwater Harvesting Made Beautiful.

My next home?

I figure if this 12 year old can build it, I shoul be able to, right?  Anyone have a front yard for me to crash out in?  This actually looks pretty cool.  If I really run out of things to do, jobs to apply for, and find myself watching a six hour lifetime moving starting Antonio Sabato Jr., maybe I’ll do this instead…It’s actually pretty cool.  

Inhabitat » 12-Year-Old Whiz Kid Makes Homeless Shelter from Trash.

Ecomigration = New Zealand?

Another article about the Dust Bowl?  Kind of?  I’d LOVE to move to New Zealand but never thought to move there because of the climate.  Crazy!  Also, why would you move to New Zealand from Montgomery County MD?  It’s no where near the ocean or the Mississippi River.  The only river it’s near is the Potomac and it’s in no danger of flooding.

Despite all the ribbing the New Zealand gets on Flight of the Conchords, I’ve know for a bit that it’s an amazing place to live and has an incredible environmental track record.  They harness geothermal energy, recycle, and do everything we should be doing here in the states.  I get it.  But is it me, or does this Dad seem a wee bit…on the edge?  It’s like he saw “Day After Tomorrow”, and started packing up his family.  Just seems like a rather extreme gamble since there’s no telling what the environment is going to be doing and where in a century…although…working at NASA…maybe he knows something I don’t…after all, I’m totes not a Rocket Scientist.

Climate Fears Are Driving \”Ecomigration\”