Rebuilding from the October wildfires? Are you sure you are building the very best possible house? Hundreds of fire survivor families are now facing important decisions -- and opportunities -- as they meet with architects and contractors about replacement homes. On Wednesday 21 February at 7 p.m., KZYX Mendocino Works welcomed Adam Goldberg of the Solar Living Institute for a conversation about resilient, sustainable and innovative rebuilding. We explored strategies for building homes that are far more resilient and fire-retardant, while taking advantage of a huge range of sustainability options that can make a home far more energy efficient -- even energy neutral -- at prices comparable to conventional construction.
Adam is lead organizer for "Coming Home," a free daylong community-centered "rebuilding expo" geared toward educating, informing, and connecting the communities affected by the recent fires in Mendocino and neighboring counties with resilient, affordable rebuilding options. The 24 March event at Mendocino College's Ukiah main campus, supported by the county government and a range of agencies and nonprofits, is designed to equip our community with the skills, resources, and connections to be resilient in changing times.
About Adam Goldberg
With roots in Mendocino County, Adam had the great fortune of being raised in a nurturing community that inspired his interest in world travel and sustainability. He holds an MA in International Education from the SIT Graduate Institute and brings a background in non-profit management and program development to the Solar Living Institute. Adam spent 10 years in and after college traveling, working, and volunteering in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa including a two-year stint as an English Teacher in Nagano, Japan and nine months working at a Permaculture training and demonstration center in Malawi.
Here in Northern California Adam has designed and directed international youth leadership programs focused on global citizenship and environmental sustainability with Global Student Embassy, managed an American, Language, and Culture exchange program for East Asian students with Volunteers in Asia @ Stanford University, and directed program development for BAYSIC (Bay Area Student's International Community). Adam believes cross-cultural leadership, environmental awareness and skill building, and experiential education are at the heart of creating a just and sustainable future for all. In his free time you can find Adam reveling in the natural beauty of California, working in the garden, and attending live concerts.