Service to my Community
1978 With other interested professionals I helped start the Inland Empire Solar Energy Association (IESEA) – part of ISES – and a sister to PNWSEA (Pacific NW Solar Energy Association) and WWSEA (Western Washington Solar Energy Association). With by-laws and non-profit status, we had monthly meetings to share skills, talents and interests of our members. A bi-monthly newsletter was mailed with information and action programs. Our territory covered Wenatchee to Tri-Cities to Enaville, Idaho. We toured a variety of solar dwellings including ones in Richland, Soap Lake, Wilson Creek. Photos available upon request for interested souls.
By 1982, parenting was more important than solar design and education. The focus and mailing address for IESEA was changed to Spokane, WA with Cris Salsbury. With Washington grants IESEA then morphed into Solar Washington.
1981-1995 Musician and envisioning designer for North Idaho Unity Center
1983 Class ‘C’ Building Inspector
1987 Class ‘B’ Building Inspector
1997-2003 Musician and Architectural Designer for Unity Center of North Spokane, WA. With the Dream Team we envisioned and manifested an 80-foot-diameter dome. Dome is now finished and located at 4123 East Lincoln Rd., Spokane. Check out their website:
1998 Upon my return to north Idaho and resuming design work with Bill Dahlberg (see below) and manifesting a solar/sustainable home for Hindman and Williamson near Rockford, I helped organize the Inland NW & SE BC Chapter of NW Ecobuilding Guild.
Bruce Millard architect from Sandpoint became regional president and did a fine job of encouraging creativity and community within the regional membership. Now it is time for local growth and development everywhere.
2002 Summer delivery by Jim Wavada of WA State Ecology Dept. of the first NWEcobuilding Guild Information Booth (designed and built by Sandra Fugate, guild member from Olympia Chapter) to my garage in Athol.
In September the Inland Chapter officers attended an inspiring talk by William McDonough speaking at the Spokane Opera House on Cradle-to-Cradle concepts and principles. Admission was a can of food. I updated information on the nine booth panels to positive, action-oriented ideas based on chapters from McDonough’s book, CRADLE TO CRADLE – with a sprinkling of local interest. Check out the website – www.mbdc.com – McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry – and add your email.
Winter 2007 First Sustainable Living Series “Just Give Me the Warm Power of the Sun”
Winter 2008 Second Sustainable Living Series “It’s not Easy Being Green”
Winter 2009 Third Sustainable Living Series “Gorgeously Green”
Spring 2010 Sustainability 101 at North Idaho College “Waste Water Food Power”
Spring 2011 CDA Earth Day 2011 at CDA Library “Earth Day Everyday”
Spring 2012 CDA Earth Day Fair – “In Your Backyard”
Spring 2013 Sandpoint Earth Day Festival