“Anything is possible, we just have to figure out how we’re going to make it happen. When I was at Maharishi University of Management I became pretty convinced that the only thing standing between me and my goals was my own creativity,” says Justin Cutter, Maharishi University of Management Alumni and co-creator of Compass Green.
Compass Green will be “Bringing Green here, there and everywhere in between.” It is an educational, mobile greenhouse project, meaning that the bed of the truck pictured above will be transformed into a working garden space and will be driven around the country to aid in presentations and workshops. Other plans for the project:
- Run the truck on waste vegetable oil
- Offer sustainable farming presentations, workshops and greenhouse tours focusing on the Biointensive method
- Raise awareness about the need for sustainable food and energy sources
- Share practical ideas for how to make local agricultural production a reality anywhere
Justin Cutter and Nick Runkle, co-creators of Compass Green, have compiled their creativity into the Compass Green project and are in the process of raising money to launch this “greenhouse on wheels.” They hope to raise $12,000 in the next 5 days utilizing the online funding platform Kickstarter.
When asked about what inspired them to create this mobile greenhouse they responded:
We’re at a point in our planet’s history where we need to face the consequences of our actions (the rapid destruction of our farm-able land, the increasing difficulty to get quality water for our crops or for drinking, the changing climate and greenhouse effect…) and we need to do something about it. We are creative beings, and we can take this situation of scarcity, and turn it into one of abundance. Change is needed, and for us (and for the thousands of people across the nation we’re going to visit) the vehicle for that change is a greenhouse on wheels.
To see the Kickstarter listing for Compass Green click here.
If you’d like more information about Compass Green, contact Nick or Justin:
Director of Outreach and Renewable Energy
Director of Sustainability and Education
|Anna Bruen is a MUM alumnus who graduated with a degree in Sustainable Living. Anna is the resident blogger here at MUM. To learn more about Anna take a look at her introduction post.|