CNU Northern California


Sidney Sweeney 
AIA East Bay 


Tuesday July 10, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PDT

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AIA East Bay 
1405 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612

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Ozzie Zehner: Green Illusions 

Ozzie Zehner: Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism

Tuesday, July 10
6:00pm (lecture begins at 6:15)
AIA East Bay

1405 Clay Street
Oakland, CA

Join CNU Northern California and AIA East Bay on Tuesday, July 10th to hear Ozzie Zehner's fundamentals from his new book Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism, followed by a casual wine and cheese reception.

About the Book: We don’t have an energy crisis. We have a consumption crisis. And this book, which takes aim at cherished assumptions regarding energy, offers refreshingly straight talk about what’s wrong with the way we think and talk about the problem.

This practical, environmentally informed, and lucid book persuasively argues for a change of perspective. If consumption is the problem, as Ozzie Zehner suggests, then we need to shift our focus away from suspect alternative energies and toward improving social and political fundamentals: walkable communities, improved consumption, enlightened governance, and, most notably, women’s rights.

After the presentation, join us for a wine and cheese reception in the AIA East Bay office.

About the speaker: Ozzie Zehner is the author of Green Illusions and a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.  Zehner primarily researches the social, political and economic conditions influencing energy policy priorities and project outcomes. His work also incorporates symbolic roles that energy technologies play within political and environmental movements. His other research interests include consumerism, urban policy, environmental governance, international human rights, and forgeries.

Cost: Free to CNU NorCal and AIA East Bay members and employees of chapter member firms; $5 Non-members
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.