What’s going on out there? Climate Reality Leader Pete Gang will start with a quick overview of the most recent State, National, and International climate reports and what they imply for the immediate future. Then, he’ll dive into Sonoma County’s role in climate action with a quick overview of all we have (and haven’t) been doing. From there, we will discuss what is now needed and how we as citizens can roll up our sleeves and help steer our community toward a livable future. More than hope, we all need to take action. Join us!


Climate Chats are brought to you free by WORK Petaluma.

Noon-1 PM in the WORK Library. Feel free to bring a bag lunch.

Bio: Pete Gang is an architect. Architects are trained to be generalists, conversant in the concepts and vocabulary of many disciplines yet uniquely skilled in none. This generalist curiosity, together with a childhood spent in the woods and an early reading of The Limits to Growth, led inexorably to a passionate interest in green building and the bundle of topics that we call Sustainability.

Earlier this century, Pete co-founded the Redwood Empire Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and co-founded Sonoma State University’s year-long Green Building Professional Certificate Program, one of the first of its kind in the country, where he taught from 2004 through 2008. He continues teaching in the undergraduate architecture program at Academy of Art University.

He grasps the scope and urgency of our climate problem and has been making alarming noises about climate change for as long as he’s been making noises in front of audiences.

He is a LEED Accredited Professional, Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst Professional, and a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Rater and Whole House Rater. He also runs more than most people think is normal.