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Vancouver Potluck: Sustainability & Environmentally Focused Construction: An Earthship Experience

  • UUCV 4505 East 18th Street Vancouver, WA, 98661 United States (map)

Ever heard of an Earthship? Curious about Off Grid Living? Interested in Sustainable Construction Methods?

Adam Klauba will be sharing his personal experience on an Earthship Project and the Earthship Academy he attended in Colonia, Uruguay in February, 2019. The talk will include a brief summary on Earthship origins, what it was like to attend the Academy in a foreign country, and a high-level review of the materials and methods used to build the Caliu Hotel.
But beyond the nuts and bolts, the talk will include the very personal social connections made during the project, as well as the influence and legacy of the community beyond the first build.

This talk is geared towards all audiences, no experience necessary, questions and open discussion are welcome. Hope to see you there!
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Adam has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Illinois State University and has worked as a Commercial General Contractor for 18 years. He first became an advocate for Sustainability in 2006 after reading “Confessions of an Economic Hitman” by John Perkins. Since then he obtained his LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), became his employer’s liaison to the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council), consulted and coordinated Geothermal System Installations, worked on multiple LEED projects, volunteered through GRID Alternatives, became a member of the International Living Future Institute, funded his own education on Net Zero Systems, and is currently focusing on Passive House Methods and building the largest Living Building Challenge project in Portland, Oregon.

Later Event: June 30
Cooking Demo: Sorghum