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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 14:19

April 26th. 2012:  Independent Scholars' Evenings. 7.00 p.m.

Krystal Case will be giving an overview of Earthships, and their style of sustainability.

Ms. Case will talk about the basic concepts behind Earthships, her experiences building with them, and plans for the future.

At the end of her presentation, Ms. Case will talk briefly about how she and her husband are in the process to retrofit their home to this style.

About the topic:
Earthships are eco-friendly and sustainable homes that take care of the environment and people in a responsible manner.

The basic six components of Earthships are:
1 Build with recycled materials
2 Use thermal and solar heating and cooling
3 Use solar and wind energy
4 Harness water from the sky (rainwater catchment and cisterns)
5 Contained sewage treatment
6 Food productions

Krystal Hamilton Case has a lifelong interest in learning anything she can. She grew up helping with maintenance on my family's acreage, worked maintenance at a summer camp, and have helped to build cabins with a yoga community, along with learning and working at two Earthship builds. She has worked as a caretaker beginning in 2001 with working in a nursing home as a CNA (certified nurse assistant), and have been working as a massage therapist since 2005. Ms. Case is certified in a number of alternative healthcare modalities such as yoga, reflexology, Thai massage, and have also worked as a massage therapy instructor at La James College of Massage. In 2003 she began working with the homeless in Chicago (while in college studying religion) and became a single mother in 2007.

Ms. Case helped with an Earthship build in Guatemala last November and continues to help Long Way Home, a charity there that organized the build to sell some of Maria's goods, for whom the house was built.

Ms. Case married her husband Jerome in 2011 and together with their daughter Phoenix, now 5 years old, are working to build a sustainable community on the 14 acres of land that we bought last June.

Her work springs from her convictions that a more sustainable lifestyle is necessary in today's world.  Her work has generated a lot of interest and her presentation will answer some of their questions.

Independent Scholars' Evenings are Free and open to the public.

Please attend.

The Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue. Moline. Illinois.

second floor of The Moline Club building . Above the Phoenix Fine Arts Gallery.

309-762-9202 for The Institute.

Light refreshments, wine and beverages are served, doors open at 6.30

Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored thhe Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. a 501(c)3 at state and
federal level since 1996.

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.

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