Ecological/Traditional Building

Sustainable Nations Building professionals are available to:

Provide professional ecological building training to tribal contractors, construction crews and community members.

Design and oversee the construction of ecological buildings, and co-design buildings based on traditional architecture and local materials.
Design and build homes, incorporating training for local people.

Organize and facilitate community-guided building design ‘charrettes.’

Our specialties are:

  • Straw Bale buildings
  • Adobe and Cob buildings
  • Adobe floor installation
  • Adobe and Lime Artistic Finish Plasters.
  • Green Remodels.

For more information please contact our Building Program at


Sustainable Nations offers:

  • Design and installation of wastewater treatment wetlands, graywater systems, rainwater catchment systems, and composting toilets.
  • Professional training in the design and installation of these systems.
  • Landscape planning for water efficiency.
  • Water education

Sustainable Nation-Building Consulting

We can assist your Nation, community, organization, or family in mapping your vision for sustainability. We can assist you in exploring the different options available, including systemic sustainable land planning, economic development potentials, comprehensive community design, native landscape restoration, and more!

We are available to provide assistance in strategic plan development, budget design, training and education, as well as installation/implementation of projects that serve the ecological and cultural health of your Nation.

Renewable Energy

Sustainable Nations’ renewable energy staff is available to help your community, family, or Nation determine the best renewable energy match for your needs. We offer:

  • Project planning services
  • Energy site evaluations
  • Energy Audits
  • Design and installation of small to mid-scale renewable energy systems
  • Professional training in solar, solar hot water, wind, and micro-hydroelectric energy.
  • For more information please contact our Renewable Energy Program at

Traditional and Sustainable Food Systems

Sustainable Nations offers consulting in the education, design, planning, and implementation of sustainable food systems that also encourage and support traditional seeds and food sources. This includes:

  • Organic and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Orchard Development
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Community Farm Development
  • Large-scale Composting Operations
  • Water-Efficient Irrigation Systems
  • Medicinal Plant Gardens
  • Seed-Saving and Seed Bank Development

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