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February 22, 2019: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Free Rebuild Green Expo - Santa Rosa Veterans Building, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa.  Get answers on how to build more sustainably and with an eye towards resilience at the free Rebuild Green Expo on February 22 in Santa Rosa.

The Expo is a showcase for all aspects of how to build a healthy, low-carbon home. There’s something for everyone, from homeowners  who are figuring out just what is green building, to building professionals looking to learn how to do it right. The Expo is designed to bust myths left and right, showcasing affordability and practical can-do tips for anybody looking to create a more sustainable future. In addition to the Expo floor, experts will be presenting education sessions that homeowners and building professional alike will find useful.

Homeowners and builders alike can get answers to design and construction questions from experienced architects, builders, landscape designers, and more. Bring your house plans to the Hackathon for one-to-one advice.

Exhibits will include:

  • Energy and energy storage
  • Healthy interiors and finishes
  • Construction methods and wall system
  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Windows, roofing and walls – materials that work
  • Landscaping
  • Water use and re-use
  • ADU Granny units
  • Appliances
  • Indoor air quality and finishes

Education sessions will feature experts discussing green building practices:

  • Solar systems and battery storage
  • Passive design principles
  • ZNE home design
  • Reasons for 100% electric
  • Multi-family housing done right
  • Grid-friendly homes and communities
  • Fire-resistant building materials and methods
  • Meeting new building codes
  • Defensible, drought-tolerant landscapes
  • Water efficiency indoors and out
  • Healthy interiors

Rebuild Green Expo is a project of the Ecological Building Network.



Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 4:30 – 5:30 pm Eastern Time 

Virtual Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Asthma Alley


Please join American Lung Association, Allergy & Asthma Network, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, and GroundTruth Films for a virtual film screening of “Asthma Alley,” a short documentary that follows a young teen with asthma and her classmates in the South Bronx, a neighborhood known for extraordinarily high rates of asthma.


Following the film will be a panel discussion geared toward patients with asthma. Hear from the filmmaker and additional expert health voices about the intersection of air pollution, asthma, health inequities, and climate change. The discussion will also identify ways for patients to protect themselves, and ways that everyone can help protect healthy air for all.




March 7, 2019 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.: Women in Medicine Reception

Come join the Sonoma County Medical Association's Women in Medicine hosted by Dr. Karen Leung at her home on McDonald Avenue in the historic McDonald Mansion District in Santa Rosa. Dr. Leung and Eki Abrams, MD will be sharing their beautiful musical and vocal talents with us while we enjoy bubbles, wine and appetizers.   Eki will be celebrating the recent release of her second album which will be available for purchase if you are so inclined.  Music will begin at 5:30 p.m.   This event is open to ALL women in the field of medicine including physicians, nurses, practice managers, pharmacists, etc.!  Primary practing office physician must be an SCMA member. Add this event to my calendar! 

March 12, 2019 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.: SCMA Board of Director's Meeting - Partnership Healthplan, Santa Rosa

April 6, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - 2019 Physician Regional Spring Symposium 

April 13, 2019 - Physican Wellness Hike - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Jack London State Park, Glen Ellen.  Free parking for physicians.  Check in at Kiosk.  Bring your own lunch.  RSVP: (707) 525-4375

July 26, 2019 7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - NBBJ/SCMA 2019 Healthcare Conference - Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, 170 Railroad Street, Santa Rosa, CA.  Topic: Physician Wellness.  Keynote Speaker:  Tait Shanafeld, MD, Stanford Medical Center.  More details when available. Call (707) 525-4375


January 24, 2020 - SAVE THE DATE! SCMA Annual Gala Event - National Belly Laugh Day - An evening with the Healthy Humorist, Dr. Brad Neider. Details when available






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