UPDATE (Friday, Jan. 31, 11:30pm)- I have upped the attendee limit to 45, and upped the amount of guests someone could bring to 3. We had a bit of a buffer, so this will allow all those on the waitlist to come, and maybe let some of you who would like to to bring an extra guest. We have worked hard to put this together, and it should be a really nice event. See you all tomorrow at 1pm!
UPDATE- (Jan. 26, 3pm): The event is set to go as planned, next Saturday, from 1-4pm at the Carlingwood Library meeting room. We ask attendees to update their RSVPs if you cannot make it, so as to give people that want to come a chance to sign up. If we have spaces open up, perhaps others will want to fill those. An email will be sent out to attendees on Thursday with more info on the location, getting there, parking, etc. Looking forward to this exciting collaborative event!
UPDATE (December 2, 2:45pm): I got a call from the Carlingwood Library today- they are hosting The Human Library project and there was a conflict with our event- they have had to bump all of the events happening that day. So; we've had to change our date and time for the presentations. The new date is now posted: it's going to be the following weekend, Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 1-4pm. I hope that everyone can still make it. If you are a presenter and cannot make it for the new date, please get in touch with me immediately. Thanks for your understanding!
UPDATE (November 27, noon):
After your topic is confirmed, please do your research with the following things in mind:
- it should be wrapped up in a 5-10 minute presentation describing its very basics
- information should be derived from Michael Reynolds' books, ebooks or Earthship Biotecture online sources
- should be thought of as one of six intertwined aspects- your topic is one of 6 natural design principles which, when combined, form the idea/physical structure of an Earthship
- we will have use of a computer projector, therefore a slideshow will be preferable as a visual aid, so include any interesting images that you find while researching
Please be sure that you will be available on Saturday, February 1, from 1-4pm in order to present before you contact me regarding picking a topic. We'll have a short meeting mid-January with the 6 presenters to iron out any glitches and make sure we're all on the same page before the actual event on the 1st. If any of you need help in any way, please feel free to contact me throughout.
It is my hope that we come up with a smooth-flowing event which will describe the basics of what an Earthship is in a clear, concise manner.
1.) Building with Natural & Recycled Materials (David)
2.) Thermal/Solar Heating & Cooling (Jean-Francois)
3.) Solar & Wind Electricity (Bob Levac)
4.) Rain & Greywater Harvesting (Luc-Anne)
5.) Self-contained Sewage Treatment (O'Neil)
6.) On-site Food Production (Booth)
UPDATE (October 22, 11:30am): We will have a maximum attendee limit of 40 people. Those of you who were on the waiting list are now RSVPd. As of right now, there are 22 coming and 18 spots left.
UPDATE (October 20, 9pm): Since summer has ended and things have slowed down for many of us, let's take this event up again. Those who remember that they volunteered to research and present on a particular topic, please let me know as soon as you can whether or not you are still interested in doing this. If not, then the topic will be offered up for someone else to cover.
We have had many new RSVPs; for those of you who have shown an interest in attending, you are very welcome.
We will change location from The Hub to the Carlingwood Library, as it is a bigger space for a cheaper hourly fee ($25/4hr. for non-profits). We will post a date once we know what works best for those who will be presenting. It should be a really informative event!
Also, since the library can accommodate more people, we will set a new maximum for attendees. I will double check with the venue and when I know for sure, the limit will be adjusted. For now, those who have been put on a wait list can rest easy because you will be included.
UPDATE (April 6, 4pm)- This event will be placed on the back burner for now, and we can take it up again in a bit when there is less going on.
Presenters, if you want, feel free to do the research of your topic; it will save you the work later.
Stay tuned for a date.
As for location, I think the Hub is a great place where we can have our presentations. It's in a very central location, and we can rent a room for 20 people for $45/hr. with a projector included. That's about $3 per person, so very reasonable.
We will have members volunteer to research and present on one of the six basic design principles of Earthships. These are:
1.) Building with Natural & Recycled Materials
2.) Thermal/Solar Heating & Cooling
3.) Solar & Wind Electricity
4.) Rain & Greywater Harvesting
5.) Self-contained Sewage Treatment
6.) On-site Food Production
These presentations will be 5-10 minutes long, and we will have everyone presenting on one day, back to back; that way we can get a comprehensive, clear picture of what Earthships are all about.
We'll schedule a date at a later time when we have a better idea of when everyone will be able to get their research done.
If you have an interest in any of these topics, let us know in the comments section below, and we'll get you signed up.