Women in Green & Project Drawdown

View the October 14, 2020 evening program panel discussion

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Hosted in partnership by USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, AIA Women in Architecture, and 500 Women Scientists – St. Louis Pod to honor the “Sheroes” in our community. 

The 2020 Women in Green theme is “Sheroes,” which represents the female hero who excels under pressure and overcomes adversity. In this year of COVID-19, females in green industries are being asked to persevere, lead, and advocate for health and well-being in ways not previously encountered. To honor the Sheroes in our community, we bring together women who continually make a difference in green building, architecture, sustainability, and science, with a panel of our own Women in Green. Each organization will be providing one panelist to provide insight on the female perspective of the sustainability industry and real-life examples of sustainability solutions.

The unifying theme for the Women in Green panel discussion is Paul Hawken’s Project Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Project Drawdown provides a framework that outlines solutions and three connected areas of action to prevent catastrophic climate change; drawdown human carbon emissions to zero, support carbon sinks to improve nature’s carbon cycle, and improve society by promoting equality, health and education to foster global change. 

Representing 500 Women Scientists – St. Louis Pod
DR. VICTORIA HERRMANN, President and Managing Director of The Arctic Institute. In addition to managing the Institute and Board of Directors, her research and writing focus on climate change, community adaptation, resilient development, and migration. Victoria has testified before the U.S. Senate, served as the Alaska Review Editor for the Fourth National Climate Assessment, contributes to The Guardian and Scientific American on climate policy, and was named one of the most 100 influential people in climate policy worldwide in 2019 by Apolitical. She has published in many peer-review journals and her expert opinion has appeared on CNN, BBC, and NPR among others. 

Representing the American Institute of Architects-St. Louis Chapter Women in Architecture
MARY ANN LAZARUS, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Architect and Consultant at Cameron MacAllister Group, Adjunct Faculty and Sustainability Program Coordinator at Washington University in St. Louis. Drawing from her experience driving sustainability within an international design firm and across the architectural profession, Mary Ann has a deep understanding of how to work with firms to integrate greater sustainability and resiliency outcomes. She challenges Washington University in St. Louis to push the envelope and embed sustainability into every decision, building a community of students and instructors – redesigning the sustainability degree program. Mary Ann was also founder of the sustainable design initiative at HOK, and served as the Resident Fellow for AIA National on Sustainability and Design for Health.

Representing the US Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter
ANGELA MOORE, MPPA, LEED AP O+M, TRUE Advisor, Facilities and Sustainability Coordinator for the Missouri Historical Society. Angela is responsible for sustainable operations and programs at the Missouri Historical Society, managing three entities; the Missouri History Museum, the Library and Research Center and Soldiers Memorial Military Museum. Angela gathers statistical data to analyze and gain a greater understanding of the organization’s sustainable practices and its social and environmental effects on St. Louis and on communities across America. Her most recent accomplishment with the Missouri Historical Society is a 2020 TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Zero-Waste Gold certification for the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, after receiving a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification in 2019.

Representing CREW St. Louis
MADELINE SMITH, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, LFA, Fitwel Ambassador, Sustainable Development Manager, Clayco enterprise. Madeline works to reduce the environmental impact of the built environment. She focuses on third party certifications, innovative sustainable technologies, building energy analysis, and assists in internal corporate responsibility. Her most recent accomplishment at Clayco includes the LEED Gold certification of the Washington University School of Medicine/BJC Mid Campus Center where, “from design to commissioning, the whole team remained focused on bringing a facility to life that would have substantial impact not only on the health of the overall environment but also with its occupants.” 

Submitted for approval of 1 AIA LU/HSW 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
5:30 – 7:00 pm

Zoom – a link will be sent to registrants prior to the event

Free for all attendees!
Donations appreciated.

Click here to register online!

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at hope.gribble@mobot.org or (314) 577-0225.

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