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GBlogo_newThe Green Building Program encourages a whole-systems approach through design and building techniques to minimize environmental impact and reduce the energy consumption of buildings while contributing to the health of its occupants.

 

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Green Building Lecture Series 2017-2018

Scottsdale launches a new green building lecture series featuring local speakers and experts to discuss timely topics and issues involving the future of rooftop solar, green home renovations, toxicity in the home and workplace, edible landscapes, water resources, fresh air ventilation, combating summer heat and repurposing materials for reuse. The lectures are free and held the first Thursday of every other month from October 2017 through June 2018, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd. Map it 

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Next Lecture

February 1, 2018
7- 8:30 p.m.
Living an Edible Landscape Life

Join urban gardener, Joan Baron, and cooking expert, Melanie Albert, as they share the benefits and how-to’s of growing your own health foods, herbs, edible flowers and fruit trees in our desert environment. Learn about our planting and harvesting seasons and enjoy sampling freshly prepared vegetables during the program.

Speakers:

Joan Baron is an environmental artist, urban garden educator and desert explorer.

GB Speaker Joan

Joan loves to grow food wherever she can find some space! This includes her alley, where she has created a unique project called “Food in the Alley”. It is a demonstration garden and laboratory where everything from Moringa trees and sugar cane flourish along with kale, swiss chard and tomatoes, AND, anyone is welcome to come by and harvest what they need. This is just one example of Joan’s socially engaged art practice!
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Melanie Albert is an intuitive cooking expert and author of “A New View of Healthy Eating”

GB Speaker Melanie

Melanie is the founder of Experience Nutrition Group, LLC and loves teaching and creating hands-on opportunities for people to see how easy and fun it is to prepare delicious and nutritious meals and snacks for the whole family. She is a regular workshop teacher and can be found shopping at local farmers markets- always excited and supportive about what can be grown in Arizona! She encourages us to eat mindfully and cook with culinary skills and your intuition.www.facebook.com/NewViewHealthyEatinglinks to external site

Joan and Melanie will prepare some tasty samplers for all those in attendance. Learn how to grow your own vegetables and why eating local and In- Season Organic Roots and Veggies is the best approach to a healthy lifestyle. They will share their easy favorite recipes for the winter season with ingredients from their gardens! Come join the fun and take home a free gift!

 

Green Building Lectures Series 2016-2017

Scottsdale’s Green Building Program would like to thank the following speakers for participating over the last year in the 2016/2017 green building lecture series. Topics included roof top solar, green home renovations, healthy homes, edible landscapes, water efficiency and treatment alternatives, indoor fresh air, energy efficient roofing, and repurposed building materials.

Paul Hirt, ASU Sustainability Scholar Brandon Cheshire, SunHarvest Solar
Russell Moore, Professional Engineer Gerardo Ramirez and Paul Hopkins, Plaza Osborn
Dorie Morales, CEO, Publisher/Editor
in Chief Green Living Magazine
Diann Peart, Principal, Truce
Joan Baron, Environmental Artist,
Urban Garden Educator
Dr. Peter Fox, Senior Sustainability Scientist
Elisa Klein, Water Conservation Coordinator Kimberly Llewellyn, Performance
Construction Manager, Mitsubishi Electric US
Brad Lindsey, CEO, Horizon energy Systems Karen Jayne, CEO Stardust Buildings Supplies
Jason Carlyle, Deconstruction Supervisor, Stardust Building Supplies Kate Fulton, Marketing Coordinator, Stardust Building Supplies
Paul Murphy, Director of Construction, Habitat for Humanity

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