February 22, 2012
I know, from being an environmentally conscious person and a 21 yr. FEMA reservist that we cannot continue treating the planet as we have been. Catastrophic weather has become more frequent and more severe. Global climate change is happening and we are the cause. The poor are paying most dearly. It is up to us to stop the destructive practices and the incentives that perpetuate them. I believe that our future lies in renewable energy and it has been, and continues to be, my personal and professional goal to help make it so, sooner rather than later. I take almost every opportunity to promote and facilitate solar energy use. I have co-founded 4 environmental non-profits including the NW Eco-Building Guild, WA Solar Energy Industries Assoc., Solar WA Assoc. and Sustainable Edmonds. Most recently I helped create the for-profit Edmonds Community Solar Co-op. Creating community and participating in worthwhile efforts is almost as much fun as running whitewater and being with my family.
Green home designer specializing in passive solar since 1987. PV and SHW systems site assessments, consulting, design and sales for 5 local installers. Solar classes. Co-founder of the NW Eco-Building Guild., Past-pres. Solar WA., Pres. Solar Co-op
I enjoyed meeting Rob Merwin and Christine and appreciate their work to proliferate environmental and social responsibility through networking.