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For Immediate Release
February 14, 2019

What’s Next for ‘Green’ Building? Learn at Forum

County, Environmental Forum of Marin, and Drawdown: Marin host 2/27 event

San Rafael, CA – County of Marin staff is participating in a special forum February 27 that will focus on building materials and design that will reduce and sequester greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Environmental Forum of Marin and the Drawdown: Marin initiative are including the Civic Center-based Marin County Sustainability Team in the session called “Building to Cool the Planet – Beyond Green Building,” starting at 7 p.m. at the Marin Health and Wellness Campus in San Rafael.

Promotional flyer for 'Building to Cool the Planet - Beyond Green' with logos of the Environmental Forum of Marin and Drawdown MarinThe event starts at 7 p.m. February 27 at 3240 Kerner Boulevard in San Rafael.

The event will address the current 20-year window for dramatic action to reverse climate change and focus on construction of buildings that minimize GHG emissions. Attendees will be enlightened about new materials, designs and policies that sequester carbon.

Bruce King, Alice Zanmiller, and David Arkin are lined up as guest speakers. King is founder of the Ecological Building Network and author of a book on sustainable and architectural techniques. Zanmiller, a County of Marin sustainability planner, is working on the Bay Area Low Carbon Concrete Project. Arkin is an architect who has taught and lectured on sustainable design for more than 25 years.

Since 1972, the Environmental Forum of Marin has provided community-building programs to inspire and advance advocacy for the natural world. Drawdown: Marin is a community-driven campaign to reduce GHG emissions and prepare for climate change impacts. Spearheaded by the County of Marin, the initiative works to eliminate fossil fuel use and “drawdown” carbon emissions by designing and implementing a variety of solutions that residents may act upon right away.

The cost of the session is $15, or $10 for Environmental Forum members. Prices are $5 more on the day of the event. RSVP is required on the Environmental Forum of Marin website. The Health and Wellness Campus is at 3240 Kerner Boulevard, near the junction of Bellam Boulevard on the east side of Highway 580. The session will be held in Rooms 109-110, and the doors will open at 6:30 p.m.


Alex Porteshawver
Senior Coordinator for Drawdown: Marin
Community Development Agency

3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 308
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-2540
Email: Alex Porteshawver
Drawdown website