Our Board

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 mainland2 150 squareEd Mainland, Co-President and 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 editMarla Fields, Co-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.

 

Donn Davy 150wDonn Davy, Board Member, 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.

 

Pfeiffer edit 150 sqRoy 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. 

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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.
Rory Bakke, Board member.   Leadership & Organizational Culture Coach; Chief Learning Officer at REV; Translating ideas into Strategy & Action.  Sustainability advisor and sustainable design thinker with extra- ordinary insight who helps your company or organization find value from improving social and environmental performance. Focus on changing behavior.  Specialties: Systemic change expert at government-business interface; Sustainable business Guide and curriculum strategist; Environmental policy development pro; Innovative solutions in waste prevention/recycling; Metrics, rating systems & standards; Sustainable packaging; Public policy development, Conflict resolution/facilitation, Contract development and management, Building and management of teams, budgets, projects and strategic plans and programs that align entities with climate and other environmental realities.
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