Green Festival Speakers
Patti Southard is program manager for “GreenTools” green building program in King County Washington. At King County, Southard is Creative Director for the award winning "EcoCool Remodel Tool," and provides technical assistance for the County’s Sustainable Cities Program, LEED and Built Green initiatives. Southard’s program implementation has been focused on the creation of online interactive tools, most recently creating The Sustainable Cities Toolkit2. Toolkit2 is a resource for the community of local governments dedicated to advancement of deep-green design, construction and sustainable planning. Patti is also a member of King Counties Equity and Social Justice Task Force for green, healthy and affordable housing. Patti is currently on the Advisory Council for the Northwest Natural Resource Group, and on the board for the New Orleans Eco Village Park. In 2006, Southard received Built Green’s Pioneer Award for helping to raise awareness in pioneering residential green building in the Pacific Northwest Bioregion. Professional Memberships Include: USGBC, Congress for New Urbanism, Cascadia Green Building Council, Northwest Eco Building Guild and AIA.