Small but Mighty Happy Hour
Master of Ceremonies
Eric Corey Freed, RA, LEED Fellow
A recognized and inspirational voice, Eric has authored 11 books on sustainable building design, has been featured in media ranging from the New York Times and CNN to HGTV, Good Morning America and Sundance Channel, and has facilitated sustainable design workshops and discussions for more than 300,000 people. A practicing architect with an emphasis on urban design, Eric has contributed to the design of more than 40 LEED and net-zero projects, consulted on a hundred more, and been named one of the 10 Most Influential Green Architects.
Edward “Eddie” Hill, Black Food Sovereignty Coalition
Edward “Eddie” Hill is the Co-Director of the Black Food Sovereignty Coalition and an innovator and driver of work at the intersections of food justice, food systems improvement, and BIPOC food economies for Black and Brown People in the Pacific Northwest. Starting as an organic small-acre farmer apprentice in Olympia, WA, he continues to promote and demonstrate how community-based food systems, equity, and green workforce development intersect. He has advocated for innovative environmental and food-based programs and business development for the Black community in the Northwest, helping to launch the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Red Barn Ranch Farms for Tilth Alliance, completed Graduate coursework at University of Washington’s College of Built Environments, and consulting internationally on urban design, equitable development, and urban farm projects as a food systems planner.
Ozzie Gonzalez, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, ENV-SP, P3 Consulting
Ozzie Gonzalez is the Owner and Founder of P3 Consulting, a solo consulting practice dedicated to helping clients reach their social and environmental sustainability goals. Ozzie’s professional background spans environmental sciences and architecture and he has over 15 years of experience in the design and construction industry. Ozzie will share what he has learned over his 15 year career about delivering high performance projects, finding the next innovations in sustainability, and scaling up sustainability strategies to make the large scale impacts the world needs. His unique approach to sustainability weaves social and environmental values into one process and makes reaching new heights an exciting process for clients.
Jennifer Levy, Cascade Environmental Solutions
With over 15 years of environmental consulting and engineering experience in Oregon, Washington, Montana, and California, Jennifer Levy with Cascade Environmental Solutions, is in the business of providing professional engineered solutions for a broad range of public and private clients. Decades of experience give her a great understanding of the environmental issues facing industry, property developers, and owners protecting property acquisitions, forestland, ports and harbors. From remediation and cleanup to petroleum contaminated soil excavation and soil vapor extraction, she can assist with control media management plans for excavation and construction.
Andrea Wallace and Nate Ember, AIA Ink:Built Architecture
Ink:Built Architecture: Spatial Justice = Sustainable Housing Available to All
Restoring equity and broadening affordability in the housing system is our key mission and focus, and we’re working to challenge the conventions that prevent the fundamental changes our communities need. We implement this daily through our architecture practice, community design and planning efforts, local policy engagement & activism, and our own developments as we strive to demonstrate the best potentials for equitable urban housing and a deeper commitment to building community. Everyone deserves access to sustainable housing, regardless of income. Ink:Built Architecture’s recent projects exemplify this value and the critical role architects must play to connect design and incentive resources that make it possible; ranging from deeply affordable modular housing for veterans that exceeds code by 70%, to net-zero-ready townhouses for Habitat for Humanity, to a net-zero-energy affordable apartment complex providing trauma-informed supportive housing.