pete-gang-340Climate change is a threat to human civilization like none before. It is a problem entirely of our creation — and one that is both overwhelming in scope and largely ignored in day-to-day discussion. As evidenced in the recent Paris Agreements, the community of nations stands in agreement that we must quit our fossil fuel habit within a generation in order to preserve a livable planet.

Basic fluency in the science, history, and politics of climate change is almost a requirement for adult membership in our times. As a green-leaning architect, Pete Gang has been talking to audiences about climate change for years. He’s not a climate scientist, but can explain in plain language what all the fuss is about.

Join us for an informative discussion with plenty of time for Q&A.


$10 at the door for Non WORK Members – help us keep the lights on and keep great programs coming your way! WORK Members FREE including Friends of WORK! (a special membership level for you regular attendees)

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.