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Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo

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August 21, 2020 • 8:00 am - August 22, 2020

(All times are in PDT)

If we weren’t in the midst of a pandemic, it is likely climate change would still be top of mind. It most certainly is for the LA chapter of the US Green Building Council, which holds its annual municipal conference this coming Friday and Saturday, August 21 and 22 (online of course). 

The conference organizers had already been planning to make “equity” a theme this year, exploring how to widen accessibility to clean technologies, jobs in the green energy sector and more healthful living. Then came COVID-19 and the George Floyd protests, intensifying the focus on this topic. 

DnA’s Frances Anderton will moderate a Friday lunchtime “Power Panel” with leaders of sustainability departments at the City of LA (Lauren Faber O’Connor), the County of LA (Gary Gero), the DWP (Dr. Cris B. Liban) and LA Metro (Nancy Sutley). 

There are also speakers offering advice on how to green one’s home; for example Brandy Williams, founder of Garden Butterfly, a landscape design company that focuses on creating “pollinator habitats.” We could all use more butterflies in our lives.