WOMEN IN GREEN
Co-authored with Kira Gould
The first book to celebrate women’s contributions to the sustainable design movement, Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design (Ecotone, 2007) explores the connections between diversity, ecology, and innovation. Studies show that women are more likely than men to support environmental causes—through voting, activism, and consumer choices. Does sustainable design have special appeal for women, and do they in turn offer something unique to the field? Now recognized as the definitive source on the topic, the book started a new dialogue about how diversity can promote greater progress toward sustainability. It influenced the formation of various women’s leadership groups in the USGBC and other organizations.
Widely cited in other publications.
Subsequent writing on the topic:
- "Women in Green: A Decade Later," ARCHITECT, April 25, 2017
- "Why Women's Leadership is Essential for Architects," Huffington Post, March 14, 2016
AWARDS: “Best Books of the Year” (San Francisco NBC affiliate)
PRESS: Architectural Record, Metropolis, Greensource, Residential Architect, TreeHugger, ArchNewsNow, Engineering News Record, Oculus, Perspective, SBSE News, EcoMetro, NOW, Miami Home, Huffington Post, Buffalo Examiner.
“A stunning achievement. Every designer, architect, and lover of life should read it—soon.” —Sarah Susanka
“A transformative, inspiring and thoughtful book.” —David Gottfried
“Anyone who’s ever heard the words ‘sustainability’ or ‘green’ should take the time to read (not scan) this book.” —Sim Van der Ryn