This distributive enterprise aims to accelerate innovation towards a sustainable and regenerative economy by publishing blueprints for the machines behind modern comforts.

The machines included in Open Source Ecology’s Global Village Construction Set constitute the main building blocks necessary for a small, sustainable civilisation. They can be created for a fraction of commercial costs, and come with free instructional videos, 3D models, and fabrication manuals of, for instance, an earth brick press for housing and a wind turbine. The modular and interchangeable components allow for rapid assembly and streamlined repairs.

With work in sectors including transportation, agriculture, energy, manufacturing, and housing, Open Source Ecology is founded upon the principles of technological literacy, local production, knowledge sharing, and collaboration.

The open source movement is now extending into open source hardware, open product development, and open enterprise.

Marcin Jakubowski – Ph.D. and Founder, Open Source Ecology.

Why you should care

Centralised production leads to low levels of transparency and prohibitively high entry costs, preventing communities from taking advantage of local resources. This solution steers away from this issue by creating resource feedback loops and promoting a sustainable synergy between environmental, societal, and technological systems. Meanwhile, the open and inclusive nature makes its scalability limitless.

How the Global Goals are addressed

SDG4 Quality education

Responsible Consumption and Production

Educating local communities to use and share their skills, knowledge and resources empowers individuals and builds trust.

Responsible Consumption and Production

In open source economies, materials and resources are allowed to be reused multiple times, thus increasing the overall lifetime usage.

Partnerships for the Goals

Open source platforms are all about fostering partnerships, helping to inspire people to create their own environments around the world.