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Friday, October 19 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Growing a Living Future
Hosted by The International Living Future Institute
The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is perhaps the world’s most visionary green think-and-do-tank “to lead and support the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.” It runs a slew of leading-edge programs that radically push the envelope of eco-design, including: the Living Building, Living Community, and Living Product Challenges, Net Zero Energy Certification, the Cascadia Green Building Coun­cil, and Ecotone Publishing. This global network spanning nearly 30 countries is now driving the local adoption of restorative principles in their com­munities. Some of ILFI’s leading lights will explore the organization’s programs that are collectively pointing us towards a world of technologies, buildings and products that replenish rather than imperil Earth and its living creatures. Hosted by: Al Tozer, Education and Living Building Challenge Director at the International Living Future Institute. With: Tom Elliott, co-developer of Desert Rain in Bend, OR, the world’s first “Living Building” certified project ever built; Marti and Tom Burbeck, co-developers of only the second certified “Living Building” in the world, connected to a permaculture farm.

Workshop Speakers
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Marti Burbeck

Marti Burbeck, director of communications at her local church for the past 18 years, is the co-driving force (with her husband Tom) of Burh Becc at Beacon Springs, only the second Living Building Challenge certified “Living Building” in the world when completed in 2017. The house... Read More →
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Tom Elliott

Tom Elliott, an early advocate of sustainable agriculture and organic farming practices on his Montana cattle ranch, is also a green building pioneer, having co-built (with his former wife) the first residence in the world to achieve full certification under the Living Building Challenge... Read More →
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Al Tozer

Al Tozer, Education and Living Building Challenge Director at the International Living Future Institute, has 20+ years’ sustainable architectural design and urban planning experience. He founded Tozer Design, one of the Northwest’s leading sustainable architectural design firms... Read More →


Friday October 19, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Larkspur Room