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Acrosanti

Listed under Environmental Conservation in Phoenix, United States.

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Most of us make daily decisions for the betterment of the planet: recycling a glass bottle, walking instead of driving, bringing a re-usable bag to the market. Arcosanti, however, takes eco-friendly living to a whole new level with its construction, which is a combination of architectural techniques and ecology.

Since 1970, this experimental town has been attempting to thrive along with its surroundings, having as little impact on the environment as possible. Today the site serves mainly as an educational center, rather than a functioning community; but as you stand amidst the dome-shaped, earth-coloured buildings, it begs the question: what are you doing to preserve the environment?

Arcosanti is located 65 miles north of
Phoenix, just off I-17, exit 262 (Cordes Junction)

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Written by  Alex Witt.

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