Free Webinar: Introduction to Wildfire Home Defense, June 5, 12 - 1 pm ET

  • 5 June 2024
  • Start time : 12:00 PM
  • End time : 01:00 PM
  • Event Host : GreenHome Institute
Introduction to Wildfire Home Defense, Free Webinar, une 5,
Event Description

The Wildfire Defense Education and Tours Program by USGBC California aims to raise awareness by offering topic-specific resource guides and expert guidance. This initiative empowers our community, property owners, designers, and managers to take proactive measures to reduce wildfire risks and minimize associated losses. The growing fire seasons pose severe and potentially life-threatening consequences. There are actionable steps that everyone can take to safeguard their properties, mitigate fire risks in the region, and enhance the city’s resilience. Architects, builders, developers, urban planners, and landscapers all have crucial roles to fulfill.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • GreenHome Institute
  • Agenda
    • Learning Objectives:

      - Understand the importance of home hardening to protect home health against the long-term effects of wildfire smoke exposure.

      -Analyze and implement defensible space measures to ensure resiliency and the safety of property and surrounding area during wildfire season.

      - Introduce resilient urban living practices to mitigate the impacts of wildfire and protect the welfare of future generations.

      - Articulate the need for woodland-urban interface management strategies to balance the benefits and risks of living in close proximity to nature in wildfire-prone areas. While building resiliency.
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Elizabeth graduated in Environmental Studies from Temple University. Elizabeth worked under Joanne Donahue, the Manager of Land Restoration at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education cultivating native plants and removing invasive species from the Penn’s Native Acre. Elizabeth also designed and installed an educational sensory garden for students. Elizabeth also worked in the West End of Outdoor Horticulture at Longwood Gardens, where she oversaw the orchard, Migratory Bird Sanctuary, vegetable garden, idea garden, trial garden, children’s garden.

      Since moving to California, Elizabeth Christy was the Program Manager for Eco Urban Gardens. She developed and implemented the Farm to Table and Farm to School programs. Elizabeth combines her passion for regenerative landscape and urban design with the impact on community health and environmental justice. She has a Docent Naturalist certification from Eaton Canyon Nature Center and has volunteered for the LA County Arboretum and California Native Plant Society.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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