Mini hydro-electric generator for Maximos' family!
1 Aug 2014 - Boquete, Panama
Here is a little glimpse into a mini hydro-electric generator we built with our friends, los Maximos, in the mountains of Panama. Using mainly recycled materials and water power we managed to create cost-free electricity for their home. We spent over a month with this family sharing meals, ideas and laughs. We were fortunate enough to be able to collaborate in a few different sustainablility projects with them. To see more, check out our Facebook page. Meanwhile, here's a beautiful video made by Javier Escudero, Conga Films. THANK YOU!!!
We have just finished the event "Somos Mas" in El Tunco, El Salvador. Together with members of Earth Odyssey, the SoulFire Project opened up the arena at Monkey Lala Suites to the public for an afternoon of ecology, appropriated technologies, bio-building and music. We exhibited our newly adapted bicycle-blender, making fresh smoothies for everyone, built a rocket stove from cob, mixed on-site, did creative recycling workshops with the local youth in which we made jewelry, wallets, recycled plastic bag yarn, pop-candle-holders and eco-bricks. We explained the ins and outs of vegetable oil conversion and topped the evening off with a solar-powered concert in front of the bus and projections of the beautiful short films made by Conga Films and Republic of Light. The event had a large turn out, inspired many locals and tourists alike and left us all with a feeling of positive impact and success. We're all excited for what's to come on this great journey south!
So, when the campaign was over we drove back to San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas where we had these things done on the bus: We dropped the transmission had the play in the gears adjusted, replaced all the gaskets and changed the oil. The transmission no longer leaks oil! Then we dropped the differential, checked the gear clearances, changed the gaskets and the oil and re-mounted it. We had the front wheels bearings checked, re-packed with grease and replaced the front hub oil. Now we're back in Xela (Quetzaltenango) where we still have enough money to have the brake "diaphragms" checked, replace the oil pan gasket (because it's leaking oil), change the motor oil, oil filter and fuel filters. We will also have the air system fixed as it has sprung some leaks. We apologize for the delay in getting your donation gifts out. We are working on this and will be sending things out in the next few weeks! In the meantime, thank you AGAIN for all your support. From the SoulFire Family, we wish you the best holiday season…and a big wish that the next year is full of consciousness, happiness, change, humility and LOVE!
Hey guys, we've finally launched our Indiegogo campaign! And now we need YOUR HELP. After four years and thousands of miles, our beloved bus/home and workspace is in need of a HUGE maintenance overhaul. We have 40 days and 40 nights to gather the funds necessary to make this happen! Check out our campaign and all the gifts we have to offer for your support!
The SoulFire Project LIVE in Nativos Cultural Cafe/Bar TONIGHT!! Get you dancing shoes on and come get DOWN!
Primeros Pasos Clinic, Guatemala
27 June 2013
We've just finished making six promotional films for Primeros Pasos, a non-profit clinic that offer free medical services to low income families of the Palajunoj Valley outside of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Check out the Videos...