Dr. Daniel Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he holds appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering. Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) and the co-Director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment. Kammen is the Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center. Kammen received his undergraduate (Cornell A., B. ’84) and graduate (Harvard M. A. ’86, Ph.D. ’88) training is in physics After postdoctoral work at Caltech and Harvard, Kammen was professor and Chair of the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at Princeton University in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from 1993 – 1998. He then moved to the University of California, Berkeley. Daniel Kammen is a coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He hosted the Discovery Channel series ‘Ecopolis, and had appeared on NOVA, and on ’60 Minutes’ twice.
Eberhard Eichner. The genius behind The RE Store’s REvision Division, Eberhard has spent 30 years as a professional finish carpenter, furniture builder/repairman, long-time reuse practitioner and all around creative guy. He apprenticed in his homeland of Germany before immigrating over 30 years ago to the U.S. He has owned multiple woodworking businesses and taught for 3 years at the University of Oregon's adult education woodworking program. He has also been creating artistic furniture as a hobby. Visit the REvision Division gallery in our Bellingham and Seattle stores to see the amazing and unique works he is churning out on a weekly basis. Learn from Eberhard.
Andrea Hood is the Water Conservation Program Assistant for the City of Bellingham. Andrea coordinates the City's rain barrel program and works on various water conservation projects. Prior to coming to work for the City's Public Works Department in 2008, Andrea spent 10 years in natural resource related public information and education roles and worked as a registered landscape architect for five years. She holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from University of Georgia's College of Environment and Design and a Master of Environmental Management degree from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Bay Renaud graduated from WWU’s Huxley College in 1991 with a B.S. in Enviro Education. Bay had the good fortune to work with the legendary Richard T. Haard, Phd, of Fourth Corner
nurseries for several years and was trained as a native plant seed collector. In 1994, he started Plantas nativa, LLC, to provide native plant seed to commercial growers. Since then, Plantas nativa, LLC, has installed over 500,000 native plants and provide wetland and upland restoration, consultation, design, and now offer landscaping and a retail native plant nursery in Bellingham. The nursery, at the corner of N. State Street and E. Laurel Street, has over 100 species of native plants including common and unusual species such as penstemon, madrona, skunk cabbage, oak, and over 20 kinds of wetland plants. We also offer 4 different types of rain barrels from 55 gallons to 275 gallons and are currently installing a demonstration rain garden.
Anitra Accetturo is the Water Conservation Program Coordinator for the City of Bellingham. Anitra received a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Resource Management and has been working in the water conservation field for the past 10 years. Her focus and passion has been on integrating rainwater harvesting locally, nationally, and internationally in the community, government, and non-profit contexts. She has presented on and taught rainwater harvesting workshops for over 6 years. Learn from Anitra.
Michael Laurie is the owner of Watershed L.L.C. He specializes in water efficiency, energy efficiency, and green building consulting. He has over 28 years of experience with thousands of sustainability and conservation projects, including indoor/outdoor resource efficiency projects for hospitals, hotels, schools, offices, industrial facilities, and homes. Michael is a certififed Water Conservation Practitioner, Landscape Irrigation Auditor, Site Water Planner, LEED Accredited Professional, Built Green Verifier, Master Gardener, Master Composter, Rainwater Catchment Systems Accredited Professional, and Washington Department of Ecology Erosion and Sediment Control Lead. At his home on Vashon Island he has designed and installed a wide range of resource efficiency and restoration projects, creating a 60% reduction in energy use in the last 7 years.
Derek Duffy is a certified horticulturist and landscape professional. Trained on an English Elizabethan estate, Derek has been practicing for thirty years throughout North America, including his tenure as lead instructor and head gardener of Vancouver Island’s HorticultureCollegeof the Pacific (the renowned Glendale Gardens). His field of expertise ranges from food production and garden design and construction, to columnist, educator, and leader in community demonstration projects. Derek now lives in Bellingham and is dedicated to teaching the practice of gardening without chemical use and with local environmental principles and practices. His well rounded knowledge of horticulture has been catalogued throughout the UK and North America. Learn from Derek.