Donn Davy, Vice President, Resource Efficiency. The original founder of the Bay Area Environmental Education Resource (BAEER) Fair, Donn now works as a green building consultant, home performance specialist and energy auditor. He is “deep retrofitting” his already highly efficient home which has a charging station for the new Nissan Leaf electric car he and his wife Nancy drive, powered by solar PV panels on their home’s roof.
Ed Mainland, Secretary. Ed Mainland has been a member and Secretary of the Sustainable Novato Board for many years. A co-founder of Sustainable Novato, he focuses on climate change, clean energy, water conservation and zero waste. He has represented Sustainable Novato in the Green Coalition for Responsible Waste/Resource Management and is a founding member of Friends of Novato Creek. Ed also serves as co-chair of the Energy-Climate committee for the Sierra Club, California, and is a Senior Conservation Fellow of the national Sierra Club.
Marla Fields, Vice President, Sustainable Communities. A member of Sustainable Novato for many years, Marla has been active in the Hamilton Community, chaired the “Cool the Earth” educational program, and managed a Safe Routes to School task force. A leader in the SMART campaign, Marla is a key Novato advocate for a city housing element, sound town planning, and renewable energy. She earned an MBA from Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Delyn Kies, Director. A waste-and-recycling expert, Delyn Kies represents Sustainable Novato as Vice Chair of the main advisory body of Marin County’s Waste Management Joint Powers Authority. Her decades of experience in integrated solid waste management planning, environmental purchasing, business recycling and composting helped Delyn successfully advocate for zero waste in Novato Sanitary District’s updating of its franchise agreement with the local hauler, Novato Disposal Service.
Roy Pfeifer, Treasurer. A longtime Marin resident, Roy’s interest is green transportation and transforming ecological and economic practices “to achieve sustainability goals in a creative, holistic and systemic manner.” Roy, a retired U.S. Air Force major, now works in the risk management industry. He has a BA degree in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics from CalState Fresno, an MBA from Golden Gate University and a Sustainable Enterprise “Green-Your-MBA” Certificate from Dominican University.
Tim Blofeld, Board member. Transplanted from the UK to Novato in 1997, Tim became involved in local schools as his children grew, ultimately helping propel Novato Unified School District’s Solar program to fruition. With a global perspective from a career in international logistics, he is an enthusiastic solar supporter and clean energy advocate wherever new opportunities arise. Striving for net-zero with an electric car and rooftop solar, a remaining ambition is to fly electric, combining two long-held passions.