Garbage Warrior

DVD - 2007
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Garbage Warrior
"What do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you're renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing. For 30 years New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of "Earthship Biotecture" by building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities where design and function converge in eco-harmony. However, these experimental structures that defy state standards create conflict between Reynolds and the authorities, who are backed by big business. Frustrated by antiquated legislation, Reynolds lobbies for the right to create a sustainable living test site. While politicians hum and ha, Mother Nature strikes, leaving communities devastated by tsunamis and hurricanes. Reynolds and his crew seize the opportunity to lend their pioneering skills to those who need it most. Shot over three years and in four countries, Garbage Warrior is a timely portrait of a determined visionary, a hero of the 21st century"

Publisher: [U.K.] : Distributed by Open Eye Media, 2007
Edition: Widescreen presentation
Branch Call Number: DVD 338.927 GARBAGE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (86 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in


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List - Trash talkin' by: multcolib_tamaf Jul 06, 2014

The tale of maverick architect Michael Reynolds and his fight to introduce radically sustainable housing. An amazing story of the little guy triumphing over bureaucracy while pursuing his dream of changing the way the world builds. [Language alert for younger viewers. ]

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Dec 08, 2014
  • hgibbins rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

A rather interesting movie, but somewhat disappointing in that they said very little about how sustainable housing is built, designed, etc. The vast majority of the film dealt with all the politics and wrangling that had to be done in the New Mexico Senate to get a bill passed. If they had spent some time on the technical aspects rather that telling us how much of a rebel this guy is the film might be more useful.

Dec 15, 2012
  • jinzhong rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Admirable. I've stayed at one of those buildings in New Mexico. Absolutely lovely!

Oct 06, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

Jan 07, 2012
  • Lican rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

an inspiring must see film

Aug 31, 2011
  • HereHere rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie should be titled: The Fight of the Sustainable American Architect or even Earthship Man or something like that. The title is terribly misleading. He's no dumpster diver, but a brilliant man who is truly a hero. But his journey is riddled with bureaucratic speedbumps. His homes are a beauty to look at. I won't give away more than that, but this is really worth watching!

Sep 26, 2010
  • jianbo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is an amazing film. I am really fascinated by the courage and the techniques used by Michael Reynolds. We should start to think how we can live sustainably, Michael makes it an reality.

Aug 05, 2010
  • ChrissyK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Inspiring! This man may be a little crazy, but if you're interested in living off grid and building your own earth ship, this will definitely get you motivated to do some research.


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Aug 31, 2011
  • HereHere rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: One F-word was all that I noticed.


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Sep 03, 2014
  • SurreySemiahmoo rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

We’re trying to devise a method of living that allows people to take care of themselves.


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