MVCSP is gearing up for the third installment of the ongoing training series, Planning for Change: How to be an Effective Advocate, that we are hosting in partnership with Greenbelt Alliance. On March 29th, Greenbelt Alliance's Online Communications Manager, Sara Barz will be showing us all how to use free or inexpensive online communication tools for advocacy purposes. Like all of our other workshops, this event will be free but will require registration. Unlike our other workshops, we ask that you try to bring a laptop or some other wireless internet device (preferably something more elaborate than a smart phone) so that you can visit some of the sites Sara is telling us about in real time. Also, please note that we have not yet confirmed a location for this event. If you know of a good spot for a group of 20-40 people with wireless internet, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thu, Mar 24, 2011
The Googleplex, 1600 Ampitheatre Way, Mountain View
The Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning, Google, Greenbelt Alliance, the Sierra Club, the US Green Building Council and the American Planning Association present…
Building Green, Today and Tomorrow
You are invited to spend the evening with MVCSP, Google and our co-sponsors as we learn about visionary new trends in green building as well as the practical methods that we can all employ to make our existing homes more energy efficient and comfortable. Our dynamic and distinguished speakers bring both cutting edge professional and academic expertise to the evening’s discussion. Following these exciting presentations we will get a brief update from the City of Mountain View on the local effort to build green and retrofit existing homes.
For more information visit www.mvcsp.org or contact email@example.com.
Please register by Monday, March 21
Coming Trends and Visionary Thinking in the Field of Sustainable Design
Director, Program in Sustainable Design at University Extension
Founding Partner and Design Director, Design Ecology
Josiah is a licensed landscape architect, academic, and sustainable design consultant with over 20 years direct experience in the sustainable design industry. He is known as a visionary ecological integration strategist addressing green infrastructure and urban environmental processes. His technical credentials include net zero water management, urban agriculture, sustainable building materials and landscape applications on structure. Josiah’s research, writing, and lecture topics focus on the relationship between ecology and urban design, including Performance Ecology, Integrated Water Management, Embedded Ecology, Urban Habitat, Green Infrastructure, Urban Agriculture, and Ecological Bionics. He has lectured at major universities and conferences and been featured in Sunset Magazine, Martha Stewart Radio, HGTV, and the New York Times.
Practical Application of Sustainable Design: What We Can do Today
Project Manager at Ferrari-Moe LLP
Instructor in the Sustainable Design Program at University of California
David Waldorf is a forensic architect with Ferrari-Moe LLP, where he works to make building more efficient from a building envelope standpoint. In particular, David is involved in assessing existing structures for air and moisture leaks, designing solutions for repairing them, and managing the implementation process. He has a broad and specific understand of green building, LEED, energy efficiency, and the retrofit process. He previously worked as a Project Architect with Organic Architect and currently teaches at UC Berkeley Extension in the Sustainable Design Program.
Eat your vegetables. Exercise. Get plenty of sleep. Adopt good city planning policies??
Did you know that the way a city is designed has a huge impact on the health of the people that live there? Want to know how?
Join Councilmember Margaret Abe-Koga, the Health Trust and MVCSP as we host Heather Wooten, senior associate and expert on the links between health and city planning with Public Health Law & Policy on Thursday, January 27 at City Hall. The event will be kicked off with a short film about healthy, eco-friendly living being that’s happening right here in Mountain View!
Healthy Communities in Practice and Policy
January 27, 7 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall
500 Castro Street, Mountain View
Light refreshments will be served
The Livable Communities Forum presents
Heather Wooten of Public Health Law and Policy to discuss the intersection of public health and land use.
The event is co-sponsored by the Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning, The Health Trust, and Mountain View Councilmember Margaret Abe-Koga
January 27, 2011
The Mountain View Community Center
201 South Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View
Free admission, snacks provided.
Tom Radulovich is the Executive Director of the non-profit Livable City and a member of the BART Board of Directors. MVCSP is excited to host Tom Thursday night at the Mountain View Community Center to share some of the fascinating lessons he has learned while working to create a more sustainable San Francisco. Come join us tomorrow for this free, one-hour event.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
7:45-8:45pmThe Mountain View Community Center. 201 South Rengstorff Avenue
Free admission. Snacks provided. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.