Thursday, October 3rd
12 Noon – 2 pm PST (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Central/Ecuador time)
Human-caused climate change is a defining issue of our time. Join us to learn about applications of ICA, Technology of Participation (ToP), and other participatory methods to move local communities and organizations to take just and impactful climate actions.
Human-caused climate change is a defining issue of our time. Join us to expand your thinking on environmental sustainability, learn more from specific examples and case stories about engaging communities in climate change initiatives; and exchange with practitioners in the field. This webinar will feature the following programs as case studies.
Alameda County Sustainability, presented by Carolyn Bloede
Carolyn will share County programs that take direct action to reduce greenhouse gases, save energy, save water, and save taxpayer dollars, programs that are the cornerstone of the Alameda County’s sustainability efforts.
Living Building Challenge, presented by Daphne Cothren
Daphne will share information about the Living Building Challenge as a framework for sustainable/regenerative architecture and her creation of a structure in her yard that encompasses the highest levels of the challenge.
Sustainable Architecture, presented by Valeria Bustos
The main goal of building a bioclimatic or ecologically sound home is to reduce the impact of construction on the environment. Valeria will share one of the projects she and her husband have designed, a domestic violence shelter for up to 13 families. The sustainable design not only was eco-wise, it also enabled the shelter residents to participate in the construction of the buildings, an act which transformed the women and children’s lives.
ICA GreenRise, presented by Caitlin Sarro
For years the 8 story building known as the Ecumenical Institute housed many non-profits, a conference center and a group of people choosing to live lightly on the earth and in community. A decade or so ago, a major effort was made to “green” the building. Also known as the “ICA GreenRise Uptown Learning Laboratory”, the building demonstrates a creative culture for living and working among its diverse tenants, of nonprofits and 7th floor residents, while establishing an energy efficient eco-system that aims to take the entire building off of the grid.
Read more and register here – https://www.ica-usa.org/ecowebinars.html