Biosphere 2 was built nearly 30 years ago to develop technologies for humans living in space and other worlds like Mars. Today it's mission is to help plan for Earth's (Bosphere 1), near future. Four women and four men, known as biospherians lived from 1991 to 1993 sealed inside the ecosystem. We are very interested in this project because of Shaklee's participation in the project.
Today inside the amazing steel and glass structure, the size of three football fields, is an ocean, a desert, a Savannah, and a rainforest.
It is a giant enclosed scientific experiment.
The site is owned and operated by the University of Arizona and is open daily for tours.
Researchers and students are studying climate change and are focused on what is happening to Earth now not on a future in space.
"Model City" is the name of the sustainability study of how we use electricity and water.