Highlight: Eric Corey Freed on Spills, Sins & Starbucks

West Coast Green 2010

I almost missed Eric Corey Freed (of architecture firm OrganicARCHITECT and Green Building for Dummies) at West Coast Green. I was headed to a different presentation when a casual chat with another conference attendee convinced me I shouldn't miss out. "He's phenomenal," she said. Freed's talk this year addressed our dependence on fossil fuels, and how it led to the tragedy in the gulf and our current state of affairs. Rather than give you a rundown, I thought you should hear the talk yourself. The talk (and slideshow) was engaging, funny, and super interesting. Here's a taste: Eric thinks that to get people to fear global warming, we should change the name to "Climidia."

About Eric: Eric Corey Freed has over 20 years experience in green building. He co-developed the Sustainable Design programs at the Academy of Art University and University of California Berkeley Extension, and was the founding Chair of Architecture for The San Francisco Design Museum and one of the founders of ecoTECTURE: The Online Journal of Ecological Design. He's also a regular contributor for GreenerBuildings.com, Luxe, Natural Home, and Metropolitan Home, among others. He's authored four books, including Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies, Sustainable School Architecture, and Green$ense for the Home.

Eric's slides provide the crux of his talk, and you can download them separately for free.

Download Eric's Presentation Slides Here [PDF].

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