Toxic Free Future

Maker World - Submitted by futrmyr on Oct 14 2013

Makers clean up their neighborhoods, using shells, mushrooms, safe biohacked microbes to clean up superfund sites that riddle Silicon Valley. The abandoned patches of toxic waste are political hot potatoes, and a barrier to community gardens. But with citizen science to make EPA and city data actionable, and maker labs refining safe ways of purifying the land and water, Silicon Valley could once again become a rich producer of its own food, not just technology!

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Support( 3 )
How would you expand or adapt this future in 2025?
happytime
Oct 14 2013
8:01 PM
guidelines are provided to HOA list and or home ins policy so all adapt to the protocols
CrazyI
Oct 16 2013
6:34 PM
Maker healers? Makers as healing the land?
cpc
Jan 23 2014
4:32 PM
What if all the wrappers for the things we buy or eat has these microbes embedded in them - instead of recycling we just throw them to the ground and the wrappers degrade into ways to improve the environment
Stakeholders( 1 )
Who would you need to bring together to make this future happen?
Phil
Dec 8 2013
8:45 PM
Community actvists of various types, State,Federal, Corporate, and private grants (ranging from environmental studies, education,agriculture, etc.), local food source organizers to use farmers markets and local restaurants as purchasers (mushrooms if possible), local schools including college students and prie, media for human interest stories with links for donations, help of media to develop a media/press kit to help develop wider media coverage,
Logistics( 1 )
What resources would you need to mobilize to make this future real?
Phil
Dec 8 2013
9:37 PM
See above but also local farmers for substrate materials such as hay. Other kinds of substrate could be donated as well. Questions: how many life cycles of mushroom or mycelia would it take? What mushrooms would be used and are they suitable to climate. How do you protect against intruders such as people or animals perhap
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No one has built here yet, be the first!