Natural Personal Care Products
Bucky was founded in 1992 to design, manufacture and market comfy new pillows filled with natural buckwheat hulls. Bucky's original buckwheat U pillow, a marvel of simplicity, coziness and soothing comfort, quickly caught the attention of top retailers across the USA . Pretty soon millions of people were bonding with their Buckys!Since then Bucky has grown and evolved its product line to include products that help people relieve tension, soothe stress, and stay comfortable at home, at work, or on the go. Buckys are sold in stores and online through thousands of well-known retailers across the USA and overseas.Just one touch and you understand why Bucky is America's favorite comfort accessory. Huggable and downright addictive, no wonder so many folks say "I love my Bucky!"
BUDDHA REIKI CHI [BRC] is the revolutionary beverage that increases energy levels, lifts mood and enlightens.
"Be Energized. Be Happy. Be Enlightened."
Pristine Spring Water charged with Life Force Energy by a Reiki Master. Live life on a higher frequency!
Reiki is the Japanese art of channeling chi to increase well-being in mind body and spirit. Celebs, Docs and Olympians are using Reiki to thrive. Dr. Oz declared Reiki his #1 alternative therapy. BRC is Reiki in a bottle!
Sandra de Castro Buffington, named one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics” in America by Poder Magazine, is director of Hollywood, Health & Society, a program of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center that leverages the power of the entertainment industry to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities worldwide.
Sandra provides resources to leading scriptwriters and producers with the goal of improving the accuracy of health-related storylines on top television programs and films, resulting in more than 380 aired storylines over the span of two years. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The California Endowment, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Skoll Foundation, among others, the program recognizes the profound impact that entertainment media have on individual knowledge and behavior.
To inspire global health storylines in television and film, Sandra pioneered a program of outreach for Hollywood’s creative community in the form of research trips to South Africa and India, panel discussions at the Writers Guild of America, West, and expert briefings for writers of top dramas. The result was a seven-fold increase in global health TV storylines across 15 shows and nine networks from 2007–2012.
She recently launched the HH&S Global Climate Change Initiative to increase the accuracy of climate related storylines in television, film and new media. She is offering writers and producers Storybus Tours to learn about climate change from local experts and community members on the ground, and an exciting program of exchange between scientists and the creative community.
Sandra has received numerous honors and awards, including the USAID Maximizing Access and Quality Outstanding Achievement Award for her global health and social change programs, and Brazil’s Award for Leadership in developing the Bahia State Reproductive Health program. She is a former associate faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and a past board member of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation. She currently serves on the boards of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution and Primary Purpose Productions. Sandra is Brazilian- American, and fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish, and proficient in French.
Build It Green! NYC, is New York City's only non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials. Our warehouse has everything from panel doors to high end refrigerators and shutters to movie props. Our mission is to keep these materials out of the landfill, while offering deep discounts on their resale. We are sponsored by Community Environmental Center (CEC) www.cecenter.org. Founded in late 2004, our Astoria warehouse opened in February of 2005. Our second reuse center is now open 5 days a week in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Home Energy Efficiency Tester and Contractor
Building Solutions is committed to improving the energy efficiency, comfort, and health of your home. As a home performance contractor, we use the latest technologies in building science to thoroughly test and diagnose all the problem areas in your home that relate to energy usage. Once problems have been correctly identified, we offer a wide array of solutions, including space heating and cooling, air sealing, insulation, domestic hot water, radiant floor heating, and solar thermal water heating. All our work is tested out and performed to the highest standards of green building.
An environmentally-friendly, non-profit, residential building pro...
Built Green is an environmentally-friendly, non-profit, residential building program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, developed in partnership with King County, Snohomish County, and other agencies in Washington State. The website provides consumers with easy-to-understand rating systems, which quantify environmentally friendly building practices for remodeling and new home construction, communities and multifamily development units. We hope you will consider buying or remodeling according to Built Green standards, becoming a member of Built Green, or sponsoring our program. Please read more about us!
Eco-friendly custom designed home organizing systems
Built In Style specializes in "Space Renaissance." We design and build custom organizing systems for home or business, including offices, closets, garage makeovers, kitchen makeovers, entertainment centers and wine storage, utilizing eco-friendly materials. Our materials include Vesta laminated melamine composed of 100% recycled or recovered wood with no added formaldehyde and sustainable and renewable wood species such as mahogany and bamboo. We seek out eco-friendly materials to offer our customers, and pursue environmentally responsible practices. We offer free on-site consultations and computer aided design for homes and businesses in Northern Virginia, Maryland and DC.
Buivid is a passionate environmentalist and marketer with over 12 years in the event and experiential industry. With his wealth of knowledge and affinity for the environment, he recently founded both Zero Events, an agency that develops and retrofits all types of events with sustainable practices as well as ReKlaim, an apparel brand that produces fashionable, 100% ecofriendly garments.
Vicangelo Bulluck is the Executive Director of the Hollywood Bureau of the NAACP. Since 2002, Vic has expertly supervised the production of the NAACP Image Awards ceremony. In addition to its role in the Image Awards, the Hollywood Bureau serves as the association's headquarters for addressing issues of minority representation in creative and technical positions in entertainment and lobbying and negotiating with industry officials to expand opportunities for people of color.
Having been an independent producer for nearly twenty years as well as the president of his own company, Vicangelo Films, Vic uses his expertise of the television industry to navigate the NAACP Hollywood Bureau. He has worked on a wide variety of television and film projects, from the courtroom reality series The Judge Greg Mathis Show to the documentary Alex Haley: An American Griot to awards shows for Essence magazine and the Apollo theater's It's Showtime. Prior to assuming the position of Executive Director of the Hollywood Bureau, he served as producer of the Image Awards since its first national broadcast in 1986.
Vic started his career as an Interdisciplinary Major in English, Theater, Philosophy, and Journalism at the University of Southern California. Vic knew early on that he wanted to make a living at being creative. He dedicated himself to making that dream a reality.
Gemma Bulos is a multi award-winning social entrepreneur and musician. Currently she is the Director of the Global Women's Water Initiative, a program of Women's Earth Alliance in partnership with Crabgrass. GWWI is building a cadre of women trainers in East Africa versed in a holistic set of water, sanitation, and hygiene strategies. To date, Gemma's work has provided over 200,000 people with clean water in Asia and Africa.
For her body of work, she has received national and international awards from Echoing Green, Ernst Young, Schwab Foundation and the Stanford Social Entrepreneur Fellowship. Her water programs have also won the Tech Equality Award and Warriors of the UN Millennium Goals. She was recently recognized as one of the Most Influential Thought Leaders and Innovative Filipinas in both the US and the World as well as one of the Top 10 Water Solutions Trailblazers in the world by Reuters Alertnet.
Save trees and water! Bum Boosa Bamboo Products are 100% biodegradable products made from bamboo and are all chemical free - and safer for you and your family. Our mission is to provide a new option for widespread consumer products that, through their use, save trees and water. Our amazing bathroom tissue, made from 100% bamboo processed using the mechanical pulping method, is tree-free, bio-friendly, BPA free, and elemental chlorine-free. It is individually wrapped in recyclable paper - no plastic. Bum Boosa Bamboo Diaper Rash Ointment is made with herbs, essential oils, and fine bamboo powder that was developed with both the planet and infants' sensitive skin in mind. Most baby wipes are made from synthetic fibers that are often petroleum based and contain harsh ingredients. Bum Boosa Baby Wipes are award winning, non-synthetic, tree-free product made from highly renewable bamboo. They are free of alcohol, parabens, sulfates and chlorine and other harsh ingredients. Come visit our booth or try a few sample of wipes in the Mothers' Nursing/Changing/Family Comfort station!
At BumbleBerry Farms, we take our lead from our bees--one hive can collectively travel 55,000 miles visiting more than two million flowers to gather the nectar needed to produce one single pound of our Heritage Select Honey! With that same care and diligence, we offer up our honey & all-natural whole body products.
Bunch (moderator) is the owner and founder of The EverGreen Home. She also manages the companys organic food line which consists of organic shade grown coffees from Indonesia, Nicaragua, and Ethiopia, and shade grown organic Japanese Green Tea.
Elly incorporates a holistic and technical approach to building science, conservation programs and sustainable development advocacy. As a Project Associate at O’Brien & Company, she provides technical assistance, performance testing and project management on numerous Northwest Energy Star and LEED for Homes residential projects. Elly contributes LEED project assistance and charrette facilitation for commercial projects, and frequently assists with curriculum development related to green building, trades training and green jobs. Elly also currently serves on the Regional Board of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild. in 2007. Since then Undriving has licensed over 5,000 Undrivers of all ages, and is replicating its successful program that changes the way people think about getting around.
rowing and gaining corporate attention quickly. She started her fair trade career after traveling extensively through Central America and after working on community deve lopment projects in Nicaragua and Guatemala. She has held a nominated position on the Fair Trade Federation Board as well as the FTF Screening Committee. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of Fundacion Tradiciones Mayas, a Guatemala foundation that provides social service and scholarships through the production of Fair Trade crafts.
Gina Ridgway Bundy is a product of environmental education. She has bachelors in Biology, Masters in Marine Policy, Doctorate (abd) in Environmental Biology/Public Policy. She turned to teaching after working many years as an environmental policy analyst in DC and raising her children. As a teacher, she quickly saw how worms touched the hearts of many and she knew how important to amaze children with nature and science. She loves sharing her knowledge of worms, the soil food web and green living trends that she as she travels in the sustainable living circles. Her innovation developed with her husband and worm farmer is bringing joy to many teachers and students coast to coast. She doesn't mind being called the Worm Lady, but she realizes it might be more accurate to be called a worm bin coach.
Burdette recently graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a JD and an MA in Political Economy and Public Policy. Burdette's graduate school studies focused on human rights, international law, and economic development. While in school, Burdette interned at the Legal Resources Centre in Accra, Ghana, and at Global Exchange with the Fair Trade Campaign. She spoke at the Chicago Green Fest on behalf of Global Exchange's Fair Trade Cocoa Campaign in 2008.
A poet and a member of the Asian Pacific American Womens Leadership Institute, Burgess, a Waianae native and activist, is also a community building facilitator, trainer and consultant.
Custom tailored whole food nutrition for better health
Providing quality chiropractic care for over 16 years, we have expanded our services to include Nutrition Response Testing (NRT). NRT is a non-invasive system of analyzing the body in order to determine the underlying causes of ill health. First we do an analysis, and then we design a personalized natural health improvement program (using designed clinical nutrition) to correct the cause of the problem, so that the body can regain the ability to heal or correct itself. An important part of the analysis is detecting whether or not there are any barriers to healing (e.g. environmental toxins, immune challenges, major food sensitivities, etc.) which might exist, and how to remedy these to open the door to maximizing results. A designed clinical nutrition program utilizes specific dietary recommendations and whole food concentrates in a tablet, capsule or powder. Our experience in a wide variety of cases tells us the first thing we must determine is whether or not you are a "Nutrition Response Testing Case". We welcome you to visit our booth to find out if NRT can help you achieve a healthier, happier life.
Karl Burkart Directs Digital Media for TckTckTck, a global alliance of 280 NGO’s working on climate and energy reform. Karl’s company, K2B Digital, advises businesses and nonprofits on social media and web strategy with a specific focus on environmental causes that leverage the full-spectrum of social channels - blog, video, tweet, & mobile (google “environmentalism 2.0” and check out his lecture). Karl is a well-known blogger on Green & Social Tech and is the creator and producer of the Planet 100, the Discovery Network’s first daily online show. Karl has a popular blog on the Mother Nature Network, where he discusses the latest in environmental media and technology. He contributes to several other websites including Forbes, CNN, TrendHunter, Alternet and the Huffington Post, and he recently started a column about art and the environment on SHFT.com. Among other projects, Karl created a new environmental rewards program called WorldShares for MNN.com.
Dr. Kenda Burke is the go-to healer for pregnant women, new mothers and babies in the Bay Area. Utilizing a style of chiropractic called Biogeometric Integration (BGI), Kenda uses a combination of soft tissue and breath work alongside gentle structural (or bony) adjustments, while focusing on the inner release of past tension and trauma. She attends births if needed for the families in her practice, giving them chiropractic support throughout labor and birth, and then adjusting the baby once it emerges if need be. Kenda provides comprehensive specialty care for women in any stage of pregnancy. From week 1 to 42, women find that getting adjusted can not only relieve many of the aches and pains involved in pregnancy, but also create shorter and easier labors and births, as well as a more comfortable post partum experience. Kenda helps mothers tap into these complex layers to release tension so that they may live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.
Toni Burnham became an urban beekeeper on April 9, 2005, when two packages containing 10,000 bees each were placed in her hands, and then on the roof of her townhouse. Since then, her apiary has expanded to 7 hives of her own in three locations around the city, as well as public beehives within 6 cityrun parks and community gardens. Toni helped White House carpenter Charlie Brandts make his proposal for a beehive in the vegetable garden there, and has been honored to lend a hand on the South Lawn a couple of times. She is also vice president of the Maryland State Beekeepers Association, and mentor to about a dozen beekeepers in and around the city.
Toni Burnham is in her 8th season as a downtown DC beekeeper, and teaches beekeeping in Langstroth hives. She has been VP of the MD State Beekeepers since 2010, and supports the beekeeping programs at DC Parks & Rec, the DC Urban Forestry Administration, and the Washington Youth Garden. She also works occasionally with the USDA Bee Lab, George Washington University, and the Bee Informed Network at the University of Maryland.
Burns, owner of Envision Homes since 2000, has been a sustainable builder for 20 years. As the father of two children, Burns is passionate about protecting and respecting the environment and the well being of future generations by teaching and practicing sensible and sustainable living and building. As a longtime supporter of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, Burns communicates sustainable building in terms of personal and environmental impact as well as its financial benefits. As guest lecturer for the North Seattle Community College, Burns helps emerging Real Estate Professionals understand sustainable building sciences and it's benefits. Burns personal residence is a model of resource and energy efficiency, featuring extensive use of salvaged and recycled content materials, rainwater harvesting system, green roofs, low toxic finishes and smart heating and ventilation. This West Seattle home has been the location of several sustainability educational tours for the North Seattle Community College, the Seattle Art Institute and for Green Home Tours and was featured in the 2009 Northwest EcoBuilding Guilds' 10x10x10 showcase of sustainable buildings.
High-Performance, Energy-Efficient Computing Solutions
The goal of Burr Technologies is to provide high performance electronic and computing solutions while reducing energy consumption and consumer waste. Burr Technologies also works to to bring energy consumption awareness to consumers through integrated software-hardware technologies. At Burr Technologies, we use state-of-the-art technologies that reduce the amount of moving parts inside the computer--these parts generate waste heat and create system inefficiencies. We are also committed to using power supplies that are greater than 90% efficient. Burr Technologies works with consumers to reuse and recycle old computers to create closed loop systems that can provide computer solutions for low income families/schools. We also attempt to use recycled materials in external casework.
Earth Friendly Natural Personal Care Products
Earth Friendly Natural Personal Care Products
Pamela Burton has worked in the world of nonprofits for 30 years. For the past four years she served as President of Solar Washington, the American Solar Energy Society's Washington State Chapter. Her efforts resulted in the birth of three regional chapters, the coordination of an annual Statewide Solar Tour for the past 8 years and passage of the state solar production incentive. She works with her husband Jeremy Smithson at a for profit endeavor, Puget Sound Solar, which is celebrating it's ninth year.
Jenna Burton is the founder of Red, Bike and Green, an organization that seeks to strengthen cycling culture among African Americans as a way to address health and economic issues within the Black community. Jenna is from the East Coast, and attended Howard University where she studied Anthropology. While living in Washington, DC, she worked with NARAL and Women for Women International. After completing her degree she did an internship in Guatemala doing reproductive and environmental health education. Jenna then relocated to the Bay Area, where she continued to work in community health as well as social justice organizing. She discovered cycling culture and it quickly became a lifestyle for her. Her passion for cycling and healthy living within Black communities led to the creation of Red, Bike and Green. Jenna lives in Oakland where she is currently working in public health research. She commutes to work on her bike.
...committed to peace and social justice...
...committed to peace and social justice...
As president and founder of 8 Factors, Michael C. Bush has more than 30 years of management experience and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs improve their businesses. A prolific entrepreneur, turnaround consultant, and educator, Michael’s paradigm-shifting approach to business, distills the best content from business books, MBA theory, and personal insight into a powerfully simple and practical method: The 8 Factors.
A charismatic speaker, he draws on lessons from his childhood, to offer personal accounts that are revealing, humorous, and insightful. Through his entertaining, honest, and inspiring style, Michael forges immediate and lasting connections with audiences.
Michael received his M.S. in Management from The Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. In addition to his management consulting work, he sits on the board of Inner City Advisors and teaches entrepreneurship courses at a number of institutions including: Stanford University, Mills College, Holy Names University, and St. John’s University. He is a member of President Obama's White House Business Council, a group that meets at the White House to help shape policy on issues that impact small businesses and promote economic prosperity and job creation in urban areas.
Learning tools for strategic community involvement
Business Nonprofit Connections, Inc. specializes in strengthening the community involvement of small and mid-sized companies through training, coaching, and our online resource center.
Kate Butchart, Business Development Manager for SustainLane, is passionate about using the power of business to create a more sustainable global society. Her international experiences have carried her to the Ethics Institute of South Africa, located in Pretoria, where she developed a Code of Ethics for whistleblowing hotline service providers, and to Madrid, Spain, where she studied economics at La Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
From 2005 2006, Kate was the leader of the Monterey Institute of International Studies chapter of Net Impact, an organization of 10,000 MBAs and professionals who are dedicated to using business skills to create a positive economic, social, and environmental impact. Her work has been published in the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Journal. Kate holds a BA in International Affairs from The Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, DC, as well as an MBA with a specialization in corporate social responsibility from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA.
Shahid Buttar is a Muslim-American constitutional lawyer with expertise in the separation of powers and civil rights. After graduating from Stanford Law School in 2003, he litigated impact cases advancing campaign finance reform and marriage equality for same-sex couples in Washington DC, starting in 2004. Buttar later joined the American Constitution Society as Associate Director, and then practiced at Muslim Advocates in San Francisco for two years before returning to DC to lead the Bill of Rights Defense Committee. His presentations in 2011 included the U.S. House of Representatives in January; Stanford, Santa Clara, and UCLA law schools in February; the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School in March; and the University of Chicago, Depaul, Chicago-Kent, and John Marshall law schools in April.
Butter is also a hip-hop & electronic music MC and has developed a style for public addresses combining the rigor of a guest lecture to a grad school class with the accessibility and engagement of a musical performance. Here's an example, outside the FBI on MLK Day.
Rev. Clare Butterfield is the Director of Faith in Place, an interfaith environmental ministry in Chicago that gives religious people tools to become better stewards of Creation. Faith in Place congregations work together to support renewable energy, conserve energy, build markets for local sustainable agriculture and fair trade products, and train the next generation of stewards of the earth through urban agriculture with youth. Rev. Butterfield is an ordained Unitarian Universalist community minister. She has an M.Div. from Meadville Lombard Theological School (2000), a J.D. (University of Illinois College of Law, 1983) and a B.A. in History (University of Illinois, 1980), and is currently enrolled in the D.Min program at Chicago Theological Seminary in with a focus on faith and the environment.
Local Food Resources and Policy Action
Buy Fresh Buy Local is bringing local food resources onto eaters plates by offering Local Food Guides and other resources such as restaurants, retailers and others supporting our local farmers. Pick up your copy of the guide and while you're at it, sign the Food Declaration by The Roots of Change! They're working to change the priorities and agenda for food in this country to one that is more sustainable and connected to what we value most, local and sustainable food produced by family farmers.
Online retailer of green consumer and commercial products
BuyGreen.com is your most trusted source for green products, offering the widest variety of quality products, the best information for consumers, and the most enjoyable shopping experience.
By The Yard Oregon is the west coast distributor for By the Yard Inc., the premier manufacturer of maintenance-free outdoor patio furniture and accessories from recycled plastic. We offer over 100 different designs in nine different colors to ensure a style and design that will be comfortable and functional for all your needs. It's COMFORT, ELEGANCE AND RECYCLING COMBINED. You'll "see" and "feel" the difference in our quality products.
Rickie Byars Beckwith, Music and Arts Director for Agape International Spiritual Center in Culver City, California, composes and performs moving, melodic music to inspire deep feeling in the heart and to bring joy to the earth. She has produced six CDs that are favorites to thousands. Her most recent project, Supreme Inspiration, was produced by her daughter, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and led to her first music video, AlleAlleluia.
Rickie's extensive body of work inspires spiritual communities around the world. Spirit encourages me to be a voice of inspiration and to bring 'water to a dry land,' she said. Described as an intuitive channel of healing music, Rickie has performed at five sessions with His Holiness the Dalai Lama twice in India and three times in Italy. In addition, she has facilitated women's retreats for more than 11 years with Mary Manin, founder of LifeSoulutions.
As Director of the Agape International Choir for almost two decades, Rickie has composed, arranged and directed music for a group that began as 30 voices and has grown to more than 200. The Agape Choir brings joy to my music and to my life, she said. The choir has performed at New York City's Lincoln Center, The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the John Anson Ford Theatre in Hollywood Hills, the United Nations and other distinguished venues.
Very much in demand, Agape Choir delivered an incredible performance in 2007 to more than 20,000 people attending a Twilight Dance Series concert at Santa Monica Pier, sharing the evening with famed hiphop legends Arrested Development. The choir performs this May in concert with Fabien Maman and other artists at the Global Sounds Conference in Marina Del Rey. The choir also is preparing for its next great Love Train adventure a tour that will take them to Georgia, Florida and Cuba in February 2009. With Rickie as conductor, rest assured that everyone who gets on board will be lifted.
A headline solo performer in concerts across America, Rickie is planning an upcoming concert tour to celebrate all the beautiful songs that inspire those who love my music. A recent composition aired to 15.9 million viewers on the debut of Oprah Winfrey's new TV show, The Big Give. Her songs also have been featured on The West Wing, Strong Medicine, and, most recently, TV One's Gospel of Music with Jeff Majors.
Rickie loves to collaborate with her husband, friend, and Agape founder Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith. Together, this powerful partnering developed a workshop combining transformational content with Rickie's healing music, recently presented at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado to unanimous acclaim. They also are among an eminent faculty presenting at the Omega Institute's Being Fearless conference scheduled for April 1113 in New York City. Rickie looks forward to future creative endeavors with her husband and other likeminded seekers.
Whether composing music, directing the Agape Choir, performing solo in concert, facilitating retreats, or bringing prayerful vibrations of sound to an Agape service or her immediate family, Rickie is comfortable with her calling and generously shares her recipe for success: The ingredients for a great and meaningful life must include joy, gratitude and service to humanity. It is no wonder that so many who know and love the music that comes through Rickie Byars Beckwith affectionately call her the Angel of Joy.
Rickie was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina and spent formative years in Atlanta, Georgia as well. She is the sixth of 10 children. I love my family and the beautiful foundation for growth they provided, she said. I love God, I love serving the world, I love making new friends, and I love to eat good vegetarian food.
A natural and selftaught musician, Rickie started singing at age 3 in Miss Anita Stroud's Tots Choir in Charlotte and has been singing ever since. Early influences include Nina Simone, Curtis Mayfield, the music of Motown, Liverpool and Stax Records, and the early gospel music of the Soul Stirrers with Sam Cooke.
Before her introduction to Agape, Rickie was lead singer with the New York Jazz Quartet, Pharoah Sanders Ensemble, Ronald Muldrow Ensemble and many other bands. Since Agape, her path has been one of spiritual inspiration: I have found my niche and my divine vocation.
Byers' LeafGuard Gutter Systems is a full service, seamless, custom-fit gutter contractor with gutters made from 95% recycled aluminum that provides a No Clog guarantee to their customers and is a perfect compliment to our Water Harvest System. They cover most of Northern California with low emission/fuel efficient sales vehicles, saving both kinds of "green". Byers' has won the Wrap Award every year since 2001 & in 2005 won the Exemplary Award, 1 of only 5 companies in California. Byers' also works with a firm that picks up the scrap metal gutters removed from their client's homes and delivers it all to a large recycling plant. An impressive 91 tons of metal, scraps and cardboard are diverted from our limited and precious landfills. Acquisition of new machinery has allowed us to turn previously recycled material into useful products saving many thousands of dollars while keeping a large quantity of scrap from the waste stream.
As managing Director of Skidmore Owens and Merrill Architects, Carrie Byles is focused on the design of high performance buildings and communities that advance social, economic and environmental issues. She is overseeing highly sustainable community designs for Treasure Island and Parkmerced in San Francisco and cutting edge multidisciplinary, sustainable research facilities including the new Neurosciences Building at UCSF. Carrie has more than 23 years of diverse international experience in design, technology, and management with special emphasis on projects with complex programmatic and technological requirements. She is passionate about multidisciplinary, researchbased design and the promotion of early broadbased collaboration to spawn new ideas and create a strong foundation for success. Carrie was selected as a 2009 Design Futures Council Senior Follow in recognition of her significant contributions toward the understanding of changing trends, new research, and applied knowledge leading to innovative design models that improve the built environment and the human condition. The Fellowship is granted to individuals who have provided noteworthy leadership to the advancement of design, design solutions, or the design professions.