SOURCE: Earthship Biotecture

Earthship Biotecture

February 04, 2009 06:00 ET

Philadelphia Natives Work to Bring Earthship Biotecture's Self-Sufficient Eco-Architecture to City of Brotherly Love

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 4, 2009) - Philadelphia-area residents have a rare opportunity to learn how to transform neighborhoods and live independently off-the-grid at a multi-media lecture, Philly Earthship, 7:00pm, Monday, March 2, 2009 at Philadelphia's Pyramid Club. Earthship Biotecture is a global company offering proven, totally sustainable design and construction services by recycling by-products of our society into beautiful modern Single-Family residences, residential developments, commercial structures, demonstration and disaster relief projects without the use of fossil fuels.

A silent auction featuring exclusive items and unique autographs donated by such celebrities as Vanessa Williams, Olivia Newton-John, Harry Shearer and other well-known entertainers and professional athletes will accompany the presentation along with refreshments and live music. The award-winning documentary film, Garbage Warrior, will also be shown. The film chronicles the history of Earthship's comfortable energy efficient structures, of which thousands have been built throughout the world during the past decade.

The community event is the first of its kind for the City of Brotherly Love and is hosted by Philadelphians Rashida Ali-Campbell, of the city's non-profit charity Love, Loving, Love, and Rita Berger, of Los Angeles-based entertainment company Rita B. Management.

"Love, Loving, Love believes in making efforts to help heal and transform the city of Philadelphia," says Rashida Ali-Campbell, founder of Love, Loving, Love. "Earthship Biotecture has been building all over the world. It is a viable solution to poverty. When I saw Garbage Warrior, I knew instantly that Philadelphia desperately needed an Earthship. Not only will it be the first one in an urban setting in the United States, but it will be a giant step in making a positive impact on our community."

"Extending the opportunity to live with the earth, rather than on it, and create housing, jobs and educational opportunities that ensure a healthy future for my fellow Philadelphians is long overdue and much needed," says Rita Berger. "Independence started in Philadelphia. Earthship epitomizes true independence, so there's no better place to bring Earthship Biotecture."

"When Love, Loving, Love contacted Earthship Biotecture about building an Earthship home in Philadelphia, we responded enthusiastically. We are committed to this project," said Jonah Reynolds, Earthship Biotecture partner and builder. "An Earthship reflects a community's power through collective building. It is a testament to humanity's potential of living 'with' the planet by recycling by-products of our society into beautiful modern housing without fossil fuels; a testament that perfectly reflects 'Brotherly Love.'"

Sponsored by Philadelphia's own Pyramid Club, the event is admission free and will be held at the Sponsor's location at 1735 Market Street. It will begin at 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30) and, in addition to the screening of Garbage Warrior, the epic story of radical Earthship eco-architect Michael Reynolds, Reynolds' son and Earthship Biotect, Jonah Reynolds, will be in attendance for a special post-screening Q&A.

Love, Loving, Love (http://www.lovelovinglove.com) is a Philadelphia non-profit charity organization founded by CEO Rashida Ali-Campbell. The company focuses on efforts that will unite communities, create opportunities for less fortunate citizens of Philadelphia and decrease crime.

Rita B. Management (http://www.ritabmanagement.com) is a Los Angeles-based business founded by Philadelphia native Rita Berger. The company specializes in Talent Management, Marketing and Branding for Music, Television and Motion Picture Industries.

Earthship Biotecture (http://www.earthship.org) is a global company offering proven, totally sustainable design and construction services for single-family residence, residential developments, commercial structures, demonstration and disaster relief projects. The company is lead by Michael Reynolds, the sole biotect and creator of the Earthship concept.

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