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Newsletter | Jan/Feb 2014


Book Circle 9 - Women in Green: Voices of Sustainability
by Wendy Bertrand


The OWADP Book Circle invites you all, ecologists, interior designers, landscape architects, planners, professors, construction managers, sub-contractors, engineers, architects, poets and watercolorists to participate in a discussion about many topics presented in the book by Kira Gould & Lance Hosey (Econtone Publishing, 2007)

Co-author KIRA GOULD will be present. Thursday, February 20, 2014 6:00-7:30pm.

The Office of Hamilton + Aitken Architects
525 Brannan Street Suite 400
San Francisco CA 94107 map
www.hamiltonaitken.com

The event is FREE of charge but please reserve a ticket, as this is helpful in planning. If seating is available, you will not be turned away.
Eventbrite Tickets: WomeninGreendiscussionsf.eventbrite.com

Add your voice and ears in a round-the-room-discussion about our role in taking care of the planet. Book Circle members will launch discussion threads via chapter titles, ideas, and specific questions.

As Women in Green authors remind us, spoken and written WORDS are powerful, they can warn us, as Rachel Carson did with Silent Spring, and they can persuade us, like Jane Jacobs did in The Death and Life of Great American Cities. [page 15]

This book is less about the "ascendancy of women" than it is about the growing value of those sensibilities commonly associated with women -- feminine intuition, inclusiveness, responsibility, caring and love. [page 5].

Landscape architect, Lucia Athens runs the office of Sustainability and Environment for the City of Seattle and is one of over 150 voices collected into these pages." It's mind-boggling to think about what a truly sustainable community would require." [page 59].

"Perhaps we will see a different kind of expression coming out of a new cadre of female designers?" [page 49].

Our library has a few copies of Women in Green to lend to members. A review is here.