The School of Architecture has recently been repurposing a mobile home into a permaculture kitchen. The project is being constructed for Earth Learning, a non-profit organization that promotes ecological awareness.
It has been five months since the explosion of the BP drilling rig exploded, killing eleven workers and causing massive environmental damage, on April 20th. Since then, the government and BP have taken steps to plug the well that continued to leak on the floor of the Gulf. On Friday, September 17th, the government’s representative in charge of the event, Thad Allen, stated that the well had been effectively and permanently plugged. Although this is progress toward resolving the issue, the hardship is far from over.