Salon: Drawing Down Carbon
Location: Nicasio, CA
Potluck, speakers, conversation and fun
Calla Rose Ostrander
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Discover how land based solutions are offering new hope in drawing down atmospheric carbon and learn about the local people and policies who are shifting the paradigm to tackle the greatest global challenge of our time. Join climate policy and communications expert Calla Rose for an inspiring solution to our climate crisis.
Calla Rose Ostrander is Director of Climate Initiatives at Rathmann Family Foundation. She was previously the Climate Change Projects Manager for the City and County of San Francisco for six years.
Atossa has built a powerful coalition of indigenous leaders and environmental groups that are on the frontlines working to keep carbon in the ground. Learn about this unstoppable movement and how you can get involved.
Atossa Soltani is the founder and executive director of Amazon Watch, the non-profit organization dedicated to defending the rainforests and the rights of indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin.
How do our clothing choices impact the carbon cycle?What do dyes, fabrics, and clothing production have to do with climate change? Learn about full-cycle sustainable clothing production and how this supports living wages, flourishing soil, and a healthy climate.
Rebecca Burgess is the Executive Director of Fibershed. She is the author of the best-selling book Harvesting Color, a bioregional look into the natural dye traditions of North America. She has built an extensive network of farmers and artisans within our region’s Northern California Fibershed to pilot the regenerative fiber systems model at the community scale.
Rachel F. Ginis: Affordable Housing and Putting a Price on Carbon
Rachel held on to her home as single mom by temporarily turning the master bedroom into a lovely small apartment. That experience, along with her studies of housing patterns, led her to develop an innovative model for flexible, affordable infill housing and to successfully advocate for its adoption in California. She has been in residential design for over twenty years, has LEED accreditation, and is a general contractor. Rachel is passionate about sustainability and has advocated for environmental issues at the local, state and federal level. She founded the Marin Chapter of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, and founded a nonprofit, Lilypad Homes that supports and facilitates the development of second units as a viable form of infill housing that reduces carbon emissions by allowing people to live in the communities where they work. Rachel believes the home plays a critical role in personal and global well-being.
Host: Elizabeth Ferguson, Ph.D.
Elizabeth is a facilitator and educator in the practices of resilience and wellbeing. Combining the wisdom of psychology, contemplative science, internal martial arts and neuroscience, she offers an approach to climate activism that weaves self-compassion, social justice, and community building.