Green Festival Speakers

Carol Venolia



Carol Venolia is an architect and educator who has been involved with ecological building for more than 30 years. Named a Green Design Trailblazer by Natural Home Magazine, she has designed numerous context-responsive homes of straw, earth, and “good wood” and consulted on schools, healing centers, and eco-villages.

In addition to her architectural practice, Carol directs the EcoDwelling program at New College of California and writes the “Design for Life” column for Natural Home Magazine. Her design work has been featured in The Natural House Catalog, Earth to Spirit, The Healthy House, and Environ Magazine, and she travels widely to lecture and teach. Carol has written two books: Healing Environments: Your Guide to Indoor Well-Beingand Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House (with Kelly Lerner).