Nice topics, exciting locations, a little learning, and free food, what's not to like?

  The SC Solar Decathlon house in Wasington DC

How exciting, it never rains but it pours.  I was a little discouraged because my Green Interior design class was under enrolled.  I (of course) started thinking that no-one cared about greening their interiors, or selecting heathy materials.  Then a couple of more speaking engagements came up, and they should be exciting!

 

They both primarily focus on green interiors.

First, I am speaking on my part in the 2007 Santa Clara Solar Decathlon House, which took 3rd in this international solar home contest. I will describe this exciting contest, and the space planning and design of the interiors.  This little house was designed to make an energy independent house look comfortable and easy to live in.  The best compliment I overheard when the house was in Washington  was "I just want to pick up this house, put it by the beach, and move in!" :

Thursday, June 11th, 2009, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

City of Redwood City Council Chambers 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City

http://www.recycleworks.org/sustainability/lectures.html

Second, I am speaking in the Portola Valley Local Heros on Local Issues speaker series, about the challenge of deciding what green materials are right for your interior projects, and the beautiful green materials that are available ( This series has a lot of good speakers!!! And it is held in an award winning green building complex, one of the AIA top 10 green projects of 2009)

June 23 - Green Interior Design • Green Building Comes Inside - Decision Making for Interiors with Kirsten Flynn

Portola Valley Green Speaker Series: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Town Center, Community Hall

765 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028

 http://www.portolavalley.net/index.aspx?page=251