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Alex Aragon of Real Goods

Alex Aragon is an Electrical Contractor specializing in off-grid and back-up renewable energy since 2002. He has raised a family in Willits CA while making renewable energy independence available to more people through business and as an Instructor for the Solar Living Institute. “Modern equipment is available for almost any application, the trick…(Read More)

Juliana Birnbaum, on Vimeo

Juliana will present information from her book “Sustainable Revolution: Permaculture in Ecovillages, Urban Farms, and Communities Worldwide” Having had the opportunity to visit numerous permaculture sites and ecovillages worldwide, Juliana enjoys sharing inspiring examples of sustainable solutions across climates and cultures. Trained as a cultural anthropologist and skilled in four languages, Juliana has lived and…(Read More)

Kathryn “Katie” McCamant is co-author, with Charles Durrett, of the book “Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities”. Katie will present a two-hour segment, telling her story of the development of Cohousing. This will be followed by an opportunity for Q&A. For more on cohousing and her book, visit:…(Read More)

Ma'ikwe Schaub Ludwig

Ma’ikwe is an internationally known speaker and advocate of sustainable living communities. Her workshops draw on years of knowledge from community founders, her own 20 years of cooperative living, including four community start-ups, to lay out the most important considerations for making a new community a success. Ma’kiwe says: “Cooperation is a…(Read More)

Sasha Rabin, Natural Builder

Sasha Rabin NATURAL BUILDING DIRECTOR at Quail Springs Permaculture Sasha first came to Quail Springs on a cold snowy night in early 2008 to visit friends who had recently started calling the place home, and the warmth of the people there brought her back. She is passionate about creating a beautiful life, including the structures…(Read More)

headshot Peter Waring, energy efficient homes consultant

Driven by his passion for the environment, Peter Waring founded “Healthier Dwelling” to provide Green Building & Energy Efficiency Consulting Healthier Dwelling is based on his experience as a contractor, businessman and project manager in the construction industry and as an educator of applied math & science. After building a “green” addition to his own…(Read More)

Nik Bertulis

Nik Bertulis is a designer/builder who loves tiny homes. He co-founded two design design/build collaboratives, DIG Coop and Monsoon Arsenal after working for several design/build firms including, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, Arcosanti and Living Structures. He currently lives in a converted shipping container tiny house. More examples of his…(Read More)

Dan Antonioli, Laytonville Ecovilliage

Dan Antonioli is an ecovillager with an extensive background in green building and ecological design. He has over twenty years of experience in general construction and fifteen years in alternative construction and green building. He’s a licensed general contractor, a registered green builder with Build It Green, and has memberships with the United States…(Read More)

Cliff Paulin with basket of oak acorns

Cliff Paulin loves to teach how humans can work together to build regenerative intentional communities. He holds a BS in Environment Science from the University of Arizona, a JD and a Masters of Study in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School, is a member of the California State Bar, and has worked in legal, mediation…(Read More)

Alexa Bernard

Alexa Bernard is working to help create venues for the emerging culture. The “Bio-Cultural Corridor”. Her interests and talents in culture design are focused on mid-scale strategies that go beyond linear process paradigm modification. During this course we will explore conceptual frameworks and develop collaborative design processes towards creating a new foundation for…(Read More)