By the People, For the Planet

An IIDA NC Climate Action Town Hall event
How environmental policy making could be the next big tool for environmentally-minded designers

Join us for this interactive discussion to learn how we designers can combine our power and expertise with proactive legislation to create a world of difference. Discover how progressive deconstruction legislation in Palo Alto and SF are keeping tons of debris out of landfill and take a deeper dive together into how designers can take action and impact sustainable change.



Thursday, October 12 2023


6:00 - 8:30 pm


CCA Blattner Hall
75 Arkansas Street
San Francisco


Climate Action Committee



Verda Alexander
Climate Action Committee, Co-Chair


Maybo AuYeung
City of Palo Alto, Zero Waste

Maybo AuYeung is a dedicated advocate for environmental sustainability and zero waste programs. With over a decade of experience, Maybo has been instrumental in driving change towards a more sustainable future. Currently serving as the Environmental Program Manager – Zero Waste for the City of Palo Alto, Maybo oversees significant initiatives, including the implementation of Palo Alto’s Deconstruction & Construction Materials Management Ordinance and managing contracts worth over $24 million for waste collection and processing. Maybo is also a respected speaker and has presented at various conferences, sharing insights on sustainability and resource management. Their passion and expertise continue to inspire positive change in the community.

Keely Bosler
Public Affairs Consultant

Keely Martin Bosler, a 22-year veteran of California state government, served as the Director of the California Department of Finance from 2018 to 2022. Leading budget development for the world’s fourth-largest economy, she navigated challenging fiscal cycles, including the pandemic, wildfires, and recession, building historic reserves, reducing pension liabilities, and securing financial relief for Californians. As Governor Brown’s Cabinet Secretary for over two years and with a decade of legislative experience, Keely offers strategic expertise in public affairs through her consulting practice, KeelyMB Strategies, specializing in California state government, public policy, and finance.

James Slattery
City of SF, Environment

James Slattery is the Construction and Demolition (C&D) Zero Waste Coordinator at San Francisco’s Department of the Environment. In this capacity, James is responsible for regulatory oversight of 15 mixed debris processing facilities, 350+ debris haulers, and more than 30,000 permitted construction activities that generate approximately 1.5 million tons of debris each year. James’ work focuses on resource conservation, debris reduction & material recovery strategies, and environmental action in solid waste management. James has worked with the Department of the Environment for the past decade and is excited to share San Francisco’s journey toward Zero Waste.