Tiny Footprint Expo Oct 11-13, San Luis Obispo, CA

  • 11 October 2019 To 13 October 2019
  • Start time : 03:00 PM
  • End time : 03:00 PM
  • Event Host : SmartShare Housing Solutions
  • Event Location : Madonna Meadows Event Center (outdoors), 100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93405, United States
Tiny Footprint Expo
Event Description

SmartShare Housing Solutions partners with the City of San Luis Obispo and 33 other tiny house & sustainability organizations to bring you the Tiny Footprint Expo on October 11-13 2019 to help educate and inspire people about this new housing option. Attend the event to tour tiny homes and other alternative dwellings, learn from industry leaders in fun seminars, browse the vendor area, grab a snack from the food trucks, and help the efforts toward climate action.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • SmartShare Housing Solutions
  • Agenda
    • Policymakers workshop on Friday October 11th from 3:00 to 4:30 at the event site? Call 805-215-5474 to be added to the invitation list.

      Tent 1--Tiny House Topics
      Saturday, October 12
      Just tiny-curious, or ready to jump in and turn your tiny house dreams into reality? We have a session for you.
      10:15a--Expanding Versions of Home
      11:00a--Intro & Opportunity: What's a Tiny House & Where Can We Put Them
      12:00p--Financial Benefits/Costs of Tiny Houses & Yardshares
      1:00p--Tiny House Design Process
      2:00p--Building Tiny--Nuts & Bolts
      3:00p--DIY Tiny House Construction
      4:00p--Off the Grid Living

      Tent 2--Sustainability in Action
      Saturday, October 12
      What will it take to achieve our city's goal of carbon neutrality by 2035? These sessions outline the challenges and opportunities.
      11:00a--Intro to Net Zero: SLO City Climate Goals
      12:00p--Green New Deal: How to Do It & How to Pay for It
      1:00p--Zero Waste Lifestyle
      2:00p--Toward Zero Waste Food Production: From Farm to Plate
      3:00p--Sustainable Mobility: E-Bikes, Transit & Micro-mobility
      4:00p--Energy: Solar and Community Choice

      Tent 1--Tiny House Topics
      Sunday, October 13
      10:15a--Life on the Move--Is it for you?
      11:00a--Downsizing for Tiny Living
      12:00p--Tiny House Villages
      1:00p--A to Z: Tiny Houses on Wheels in Backyards
      2:00p--Next Steps: Fulfilling Tiny House Dreams

      Tent 2--Sustainability in Action
      Sunday, October 13
      10:15a--Sunrise Movement: Youth Climate Action
      11:00a--Sustainable by Design: Tiny Houses for a Tiny Footprint
      12:00p--IWMA and the Hitachi Zosen Digester
      1:00p--Green Careers
      2:00p--Next Steps: How You Can Combat Climate Change
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Eli Spevak -- Keynote Speaker -- has been developing affordable housing communities in Oregon for over 20 years, starting as a volunteer construction supervisor with Habitat for Humanity.

      John Foran, a scholar-activist in the global climate justice movement, the center of the struggle for achieving social justice and radical social change in the 21st century.

      Robin Butler, Founder of NOAH Certified]

      Heidi Harmon, Mayor of San Luis Obispo

      Daniel R. Fitzpatrick, Director of Government Relations and Advocacy for The American Tiny House Association

      Eric Veium, an Energy and Sustainability Analyst at Cal Poly and Task Force Chair for the SLO Climate Coalition

      Anastasia Nicole, certified by GBCI as a TRUE Advisor

      Stacey Hunt, co-founder of Ecologistics

      Jerry Rioux, executive director of the San Luis Obispo County Housing Trust Fund (HTF) since 2003

      Joe Pollon, general contractor, building and remodeling homes since 1992

      Catie Michel, education team at the Great Farallones Association in San Francisco

      Victoria Rose Carranza, Education Director, One Cool Earth
  • Sponsors
    • Gold Sponsor: Testerman Construction

      Silver Sponsors: Controller-on-Call, RRM Design Group, Solstice Green Directory, Davies Company Real Estate, Marborg Industries, Farm Supply Company, Whalebird Kombucha, SLOCo Pedal Taxi, Bliss Cafe, The Main Company, Coastal Peaks Coffee

      Bronze Sponsors: Wallace Group, NOAH Certified, Semmes & Co. Builders, Peak Racks, Coast Hills Credit Union, SunWork Renewable Energy Products, Mackey and Mackey Insurance
  • Logistics / Parking
    • Parking for the Tiny Footprint Expo is available on the Madonna Meadows site for $5.00 ($6.24 w/service fee) per day. Participants are encouraged to carpool, walk, bike or take public transportation.
  • Cost
    • One Day Pass October 12 . . . $8.00 ($9.39 w/service fee)
      One Day Pass October 13 . . . $8.00 ($9.39 w/service fee)
      One Day Parking . . . $5.00 ($6.24 w/service fee)
      VIP 3-Day Pass October 11-13 . . . $75.00 ($79.74 w/service fee)
  • Event type
    • Expo

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