In Memory

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Issue 3: Education for Community Building

David Kibbey

1940-2001

The ADPSR community has been deeply saddened by the loss this past August of long-time NorCal Board Member David Kibbey. David's involvement with ADPSR began more than a decade ago with the planning of NorCal's first major conference on green building. David not only shaped that conference, he shaped our understanding of ecological design.

David was the editor of ADPSR's Architectural Resource Guide, turning it from miscellaneous notes to a significant directory of sources for ecological building. As a dedicated board member, he balanced serious work with a wry and sometimes silly sense of humor, contributing daily to the heart and soul of the organization.

David was both an expert and an advocate for improving indoor air quality, who shared his considerable knowledge of human health in the built environment with anyone in need, regardless of their ability to pay. He was committed to finding solutions to the adverse health effects of buildings on people, especially people with chemical sensitivities, and was a strong backer of natural building methods.

With the generous support of David's partner Charlotte and many individual donors, the Northern California Chapter of ADPSR is establishing a scholarship fund in David's name to encourage healthy built environments that contribute to human well-being and ecological balance. The scholarship will allow students and professionals to broaden their study of systems and materials than can prevent Environmental Illness and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, including solutions to problems of poor indoor air quality, electro-magnetic fields, molds and other environmental toxins. The scholarship will be available to United States residents in collegiate or professional study, with priority given to those applicants showing a history of involvement in this field and a promise of continuing practical application. Look under www.ADPSR-norcal.org for guidance in applying for the scholarship or for contributing to the fund.

We in the Bay Area will miss David, his wisdom, his passion, his generosity, and most of all, his loving friendship.

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