CURRENT Events 2017:
October 12th, 5-7 PM: Talking Tiny at the BookRack in Newburyport, 52 State Street.
BUY a book at the Book Rack and help support our Mass. sustainable lifestyle education 501c3 Non-Profit, TerraBluTeams!
Join us Thursday, October 12th, 5-7PM. I will be there talking everything ‘tiny’, and reading from my new book.
20% of all Bookrack purchases will support our new scholarship programs and our sustainable lifestyle design classes for local high schools!
4th, 2017, 5-7 PM: TerraBluTeams BiAnnual Sustainability Lifestyle Education Fundraiser at the Silver Bullet Tiny House in Hamilton-Wenham, Massachusetts (Private address sent to ticket holders only)
Enjoy cocktails, farm to table bites and bid on auction items to fund and support sustainable lifestyle education at our 5th Anniversary Party at a private location off Route 97 in Hamilton-Wenham, Massachusetts. Get a private tour and speak with our founder, Vera Struck, Tiny House Designer/Builder/Dweller, author, reclamation artist and tiny house movement speaker.
Limited Attendance, so get your tickets now! For more info & tickets go to:
Past 2017 Events:
September 23rd – 24th, 2017: 3rd Annual Massachusetts Tiny House Festival
Vera and the Silver Bullet Tiny House was at the festival where she spoke about her sustainable tiny life with passion and humor.
September 1-4, 2017: Tiny House Fest Vermont, Brattleboro, Vermont
For more information, tickets, etc., go to: https://tinyhousefestvermont.com/tiny-house-fest-2017/
American USA Tour finishes June, 2017 logging 17,283 miles for the Silver Bullet Tiny House through 32 states. Workshops, tours, speaking engagements inspired and motivated thousands of tiny house enthusiasts, environmental activists, climate change educators and carbon footprint mitigators.
Earth Day Texas, April 21-23, 2017.
She provided tours of her zero-waste, all clean energy, solar powered Silver Bullet Tiny House. Vera Struck, who designed and built a simple, off-grid, sustainable life style, spoke about her tiny house journey and build are which are available in her sustainable e-book, ‘Living the Sustainable Tiny Life’ (discount code is available to attendees).
She will be premiering the 2nd edition of her e-book, ‘Living the Sustainable Tiny Life Handbook’, a ten-week process workbook to get you on the road to designing your own sustainable lifestyle!
November, 2016: Best Tiny Home DIY’er of the Florida Tiny House Festival
September 16-18th, 2016: The Silver Bullet Tiny House goes up to Derek Diedricksen’s Summer Camp 4 to be toured by attendees.
August 5-7, 2016: Sustainable Lifestyle Design Workshop Facilitator/Speaker at the 2nd International Tiny House Jamboree
June 11- 19th Tour/Workshops at the Klay Winery. Registration and information here.
Come to the beautiful Laurel mountains, 65 miles SE of Pittsburgh, PA. and learn all about tiny houses on wheels. Take a 30 minute tour of the charming Silver Bullet Tiny House, by designer, builder, artist and author, Vera Struck for $15. You will discover repurposed and reclaimed resources, renewable energy systems, a zero waste, off-grid tiny house on wheels made from sustainable non-toxic materials. For the serious tiny house enthusiasts we recommend the 3 hour workshop $75., where you will learn tiny house building systems, tiny house decisions about trailers, materials, building design, parking, zoning, etc.
March 16, 2016: Keynote Speaker at the Greater Newburyport Village at the Newburyport 5 Cent Savings Bank Auditorium, 6:30PM.
March 4-6, 2016: Keynote Speaker at the Georgia Tiny House Festival
“Why Tiny? Why Now?” Hear from International Tiny House Jamboree speaker, Vera Struck, about the growing social tiny house movement that went viral. Learn how Vera’s affordable zero-waste tiny house, the Silver Bullet, is a resilient solution to the lack of affordable non-toxic housing, provides relief from the American debt culture, reduces one’s carbon footprint and provides a simpler, free and more substantive life in a world of diminishing resources.
February 5-7, 2016: Speaker at Derek Diedricksen’s Small Build at the Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Mass.
November 14, 2015 Our 10th Workshop! The Tiny House Journey – Newbury, MA
Nine attendees learned all about the Top Five Decisions before transitioning into tiny house living while enjoying the stories of the Silver Bullet Tiny House build. Building envelopes, systems, parking, zoning and towing a tiny were discussed in detail.
Nov. 4, 2015 Keynote Speaker for “Poverty Matters” Group, Newburyport, MA.
Vera will be speaking about her personal Silver Bullet challenge and the journey to meet the goal she set out for herself in 2010. She will connect the dots for the study group by examining how the tiny house movement is not only the sustainability imperative at work but also a solution to global warming and the affordable housing crisis.
October 25, 2015 Our 9th Workshop!
Twelve attendees learned all about the Top Five Decisions before transitioning into tiny house living while enjoying the stories of the Silver Bullet Tiny House build. Building envelopes, systems, parking, zoning and towing a tiny were discussed in detail.
October 17th, 2015 Nicholson Hall, 7 Harris Street, Newburyport, Mass. 7 PM
Our Founder, Vera Struck, created two new eco-couture fashions for another sustainable education non-profit, Long Way Home, that was featured at the renowned Rubbish to Runway Refashion Show! Her gowns raised over $1,000 to help build a cistern at Long Way Home’s Guatemalan sustainability school.
Silver Bullet Tiny House Designer/Builder/Dweller, Vera Struck will be speaking about her Tiny House Journey
Sept. 18-20, 2015 Speaker at Derek Diedricksen’s Vermont Summer Camp 3
Our Founder, Vera Struck, spoke about the top five considerations before building a tiny house and about her personal journey at Derek “Deek” Diedricksen’s Vermont Tiny House Summer Camp, along with other tiny house luminaries.
August 7-9, 2015: the 1st International Tiny House JamboreeOur Founder, Vera Struck, was a speaker at the 1st Annual Tiny House Jamboree, August 7-9th, in Colorado Springs! She spoke about her personal 5 year journey to “Living the Sustainable Tiny Life”, her newly released book and building the Silver Bullet Tiny House as a classroom module for sustainable living.
Trailer modification, design process, framing, sheathing, downsizing transitions, insulation and energy systems will be covered. Includes light refreshments, building samples and 30 minute Q&A session. Bring your sense of humor!
May 16th, 2015 Silver Bullet Tour/Workshop #7
May 1st-3rd, 2015
Silver Bullet Tiny House Builder and sustainability lifestyle designer, Vera Struck, gave an inspirational speech about “Living the Sustainable Tiny Life”, her soon to be released book, at Deek’s workshop in Connecticut. http://www.relaxshacks.blogspot.com/2015/01/relaxshackscom-may-2015-tiny-house.html
April 25th, 2015 Annual Amherst Sustainability Festival, Amherst Common https://www.amherstma.gov/683/Sustainability-Festival-Information
April 22nd, 2015 Earth Day Sustainability Festival, Boston University Main Campus, GSU Plaza
April 16th, 2015, Earth Day Sustainability Festival, BU Medical Campus, Talbot Green
Attendees drove from Maine, Connecticut and New Hampshire to take part in our 6th workshop this Sunday. They enjoyed the new tour and seminar format that focuses on the challenges, options, tips and rewards of the tiny sustainable life. The Silver Bullet’s mission as an education module and how to transition into a sustainable best practices lifestyle were covered in depth.
Focused discussion on tiny house trailers, design, build process, ethical products resourcing, reclamation and repurposing of found/recycled materials, the transition process, biomimetic envelope design, safety and security were all covered. Delicious local gourmet organic treats and refreshments were enjoyed.
January, February, 2015 – Silver Bullet Tiny House toured by Olin College Engineers, Greater Boston Tiny House Enthusiasts and Tiny Homes of New England Meet-up Groups
October 20, 2015 Nicholson Hall, 7 Harris Street, Newburyport, Mass. 7 PM
Our Founder, Vera Struck, created an eco-couture fashion for another sustainable education non-profit, Long Way Home, that was featured at the renowned Rubbish to Runway Refashion Show to help build a school at Long Way Home’s Guatemalan sustainability school.
Sponsored and underwritten by the sustainability non-profit, terrabluteams.org, the first Silver Bullet Tiny House Social/Retreat empowered attendees with more advanced building skills as well as empowering them with tools to enable best “sustainable practices” in pursuit of a more sustainable tiny life.
Particpants honed their new construction skills building a simple vermi-composting shed from recycled horticulture pallets, a few Simpson ties and leftover building supplies. Several 2nd-3rd stage tiny house construction projects such as rain screen installation, interior design, water catchment systems were implemented. Local organic dinners from the garden were included, fire pit socials, barter skills, and trash to treasure projects were enjoyed.
(Photo Credits: Cynthia Staats)
Sponsored and underwritten by the sustainability non-profit, terrabluteams.org, the first Silver Bullet Tiny House Social/Retreat empowered attendees with skills and information about choices required to approach a more sustainable tiny life.
Particpants honed their new construction skills building a simple worktable needed for their future tiny house builds, installing 2nd and 3rd stage projects such as window installation, rain screen application, vented roofing and insulation, and how to turn trash into treasure. Attendees made earrings of recycled plastic in their own custom design. Sunday morning after a leisurely breakfast, folks were guided into yogic meditation by Kelsey Max Klibansky.
9/19/2012: 5th Episode of the co-produced monthly TerraBluTeams/ICAM cable show entitled “Getting Engaged”, Sustainable Living for You, Your Community and Workplace featured two exemplary sustainable local organizations, New England Biolabs and Ebsco Publishing, where sustainable best practices are embedded in the employees DNA. You can watch this and older episodes by typing Getting Engaged into the ICAM website search box here.
6/20/2012: 4th Episode of the co-produced monthly TerraBluTeams/ICAM cable show entitled “Getting Engaged”, Sustainable Living for You, Your Community and Workplace featured Ipswich resident, David Temple of People Powered Machines, gives composting/mowing tips and the Tim Henry who gives Ipswich residents tips on energy rebates, free audits, etc. You can watch this and older episodes by typing Getting Engaged into the ICAM website search box here.
6/12-7/12/2012, “Getting to Zero” Fundraisers
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3/21/2012: 3rd Episode of the co-produced monthly TerraBluTeams/ICAM cable show entitled “Getting Engaged”, Sustainable Living for You, Your Community and Workplace featured interviews with Ipswich River Watershed Association Director, Kerry Mackin, a River Hero, water collection tips from Ipswich residents and a visit to the Ipswich water utility. You can watch this and older episodes by typing Getting Engaged into the ICAM website search box here.
2/15/2012: 2nd Episode of the co-produced monthly TerraBluTeams/ICAM cable show entitled “Getting Engaged”, Sustainable Living for You, Your Community and Workplace featured interviews with Ipswich Utilities Director, Tim Henry, more sustainable tips from Ipswich residents and Ipswich people on the street segments. You can watch this and older episodes by typing Getting Engaged into the ICAM website search box here.
1/19/2012: Thursday, 6:30PM- TerraBluTeams introduced it’s educational concepts and mission to Ipswich, MA residents at Zumi’s Coffee Shop, 40 Market Street, Ipswich, MA. Our four educational vehicles were explained to the community with an excited response. Engaging and lively discussion ensued!
1/18/2012: Wednesday, 7:30PM The Premiere of the co-produced monthly TerraBluTeams/ICAM cable show entitled “Getting Engaged”, Sustainable Living for You, Your Community and Workplace aired: watch the first 30 minute monthly episode on youtube here. Featured are Zumi’s Cafe, the Ipswich Delaney-Johnson family and Brick Ends Farm. You can watch this and older episodes by typing Getting Engaged into the ICAM website search box here.
1/11/2012, Wednesday, 8:00-9:30PM – As Vice Chair of the North Shore Technology Council’s Women’s Initiative, our Founder partnered with the NSTC Sustainability Forum and brought you a Sustainability Forum about Human Capital Engagement: Use it or Lose it!
Combining their interests in engaging inclusivity amongst corporate human capital and in various green and clean-tech technologies, the Women’s Initiative and the Sustainability Forum of the NSTC are proud to jointly sponsor a Panel Discussion on “Human Capital Engagement: USE IT OR LOST IT?”
The 3-person panel, leaders in leading organizational change, briefly discussed their own ideas on this challenge and then took many questions from the animated and lively audience. The panel included:
Current and former clients include Seventh Generation, Radio Flyer, The North Face, Timberland, Stonyfield Farm, Nike, US EPA, NRDC, Business for Social Responsibility, and Unilever.
Practically Green is the winner of the 8th Global William James Competition Awards Competition. Susan has a BA from Wesleyan and an MBA from The Tuck School at Dartmouth College and serves on the boards of Xconomy and the Center for Women & Enterprise.
· Emily Ryan, Managing Editor, EBSCO, Sustainability Watch
Emily writes a blog, EBSCO Sustainability, as well as a weekly sustainability newsletter. She is also involved with EBSCO’s Green Team.
11/21/2011 9AM – 12 Human Capital Engagement: Use It or Lose It!, Keynote, Hesser College, Salem, NH.
11/17/2011 6:30 – 9:30PM Announcement of Founding the Terra Blu Team Organization at the BASG, the Boston Area Sustainability Group