San Rafael, CA – County of Marin staff is participating in a special forum February 27 that will focus on building materials and design to reduce and sequester greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Drawdown: Marin is co-sponsoring the community education event organized by Environmental Forum of Marin called Building to Cool the Planet: Beyond ‘Green Building.’ A speaker from the Marin County Sustainability Team is included in the program.
The event will start at 7 p.m. at the San Rafael Community Center, at 618 B Street (doors open at 6:30pm). Note that this is a change from the original promoted location, the Marin Health and Wellness Campus 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, Environmental Forum of Marin has provided community education 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.