For a long time there has been a need for a year-round fully functional veterinary clinic in the Pueblo of Zuni to take care and reduce the number of stray animals, eliminate diseases through vaccines such as rabies that can have an effect on the human population, and ensure a peaceful relationship between human and animal.
A fully self-sustainable Earthship that will drastically reduce utility bills and provide natural heating, cooling, water and electricity is the perfect solution for the resident doctors and the community and will showcase how a fully off-grid building can be as comfortable and sophisticated as a conventional clinic building.
What has been done so far:
In June 2018, the first phase of the construction of the new Self Sustaining Veterinary Clinic took place. During three weeks, an amazing group of volunteers, crew and local participants worked hard to construct the main structure of the Earthship, pounding over 600 tires, framing up the roof and greenhouse structure, installing ventilation tubes and rain water catchment system, finishing the roof and burying the building and much more. We are incredibly thankful for the work that was done and the support received from all individuals and organizations involved.
What is next:
We need to raise $75,000 to complete the building. This will include the glass for the windows, the full electrical and solar system, all plumbing, finish carpentry and doors, as well as external landscaping.
The $75,000 needed are for materials, tools, as well as the cost of hiring professional Earthship instructors that will teach local participants and student volunteers everything they know about Earthships.
What can you do:
Donate: Help us raise $75,000 to finish the Zuni Self Sustaining Veterinary Clinic by donating to the cause! Please donate by clicking the button below. All donations are tax deductible.
Share and fundraise! If you cannot donate yourself, please help us by sharing the information about this project with those who can! Feel free to share the information on this page and let us know if you have any ideas for fundraising or know of individuals/organizations that would want to support this project.
Participate! Want to be a part of it and learn how to build Earthships? Once we have raised enough funds to complete the building, we will hold a workshop for students that would like to physically be a part of it and learn everything about Earthships. Dates are still to be confirmed but please email us if you are interested!
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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT MADE PHASE 1 HAPPEN!
Zuni Environmental Protection Program (ZEPP)
The New Mexico Environment Department
Native American Veterinary Services
KRQE for media coverage
Earthship Biotecture and its crew
BPE crew and Board members
All generous individual donors and groups