Sustainable Tucson Board of Directors
Duane moved to Tucson from Chicago in 2015. He installs with a local solar company and joined the Sustainable Tucson Board after mobilizing an effort to stop a TEP gas plant in favor of solar in 2018. His prior background includes nonviolent organizing in situations of armed conflict in Latin America and the Caribbean. He enjoys riding his e-bike, and, in non-pandemic times, leading singing at Shalom Mennonite Fellowship.
David co-founded and has led the Tucson-based nonprofit Development Center for Appropriate Technology (DCAT) since 1992. DCAT launched their program Building Sustainability into the Codes in 1995 seeking to create a sustainable context for building codes. David’s wide-ranging building experience—from troubleshooting construction of the high-tech cover of Biosphere2, to conventional concrete, steel, masonry, wood, adobe, rammed earth, and straw bale construction—has grounded DCAT’s codes and standards work in real-world building experience. David served two terms on the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Board of Directors where he founded and chaired USGBC’s Code Committee for nine years. He led the task group that developed the ASTM 2392 Standard Guide for Design of Earthen Wall Building Systems. David served on the drafting committee for the International Code Council’s (ICC) International Green Construction Code. David co-authored The Straw Bale House book, helped write the first load-bearing straw bale building code, and helped develop and gain approval for the International Residential Code (IRC) Appendices for Strawbale Construction, Tiny Houses, Light Straw-clay, and Cob Construction. David serves on the boards of Sustainable Tucson and the Tucson 2030 District.
Tres is a longtime Tucsonan (60 yrs) whose family and personal connections are here in Tucson. His “day job”, for more that 40 years, is residential property manager.
His primary activities, however, are a variety of areas related to sustainability and Tucson’s long-term future. These include:
- Transportation – co-chair of PAG regional transportation planning committee
- Regional planning – member of Pima Country comprehensive planning committee
- Multi-Neighborhood tree-planting project – Organizer of Tucson Living Desert program
- Community organizing – Co-founder of Neighborhood Coalition of Greater Tucson
- Water harvest & policy – produced 1 hour video on water policy and built 6 residential water harvesting systems
- Housing status – Produced Pima County report on Tucson’s aging housing – Empowering Local Communities
- Home repair – Organized County-funded, volunteer home repair program – Green Retrofit program
- Co-founder of Sustainable Tucson
Stuart Moody, MA
Stuart grew up writing letters to elected officials on issues of land use, air pollution, and wilderness protection. In Marin County, he led the Rethinking Plastics campaign, putting plastics reduction on the environment agenda. Accomplishments of that campaign include five municipal ordinances and resolutions, waste-reduction policies adopted by several agencies and schools, and over 8 tons of plastic product bag waste eliminated annually. Stuart chaired the Citizens Advisory Committee on Zero Waste and served on the advisory committee for the Marin County Fair, “The Greenest County Fair on Earth.”
Since moving to Tucson in 2012, his community activities have included: drafting a Climate Adaptation Plan for the City’s Climate Change Committee; convening the Shade Tucson coalition, a collaborative dedicated to increasing the city’s shade canopy to 15%; co-founding a neighborhood resilience working group; and, most recently, facilitating the Sustainable Tucson’s Ambassadors of Sustainability program. In his spare time, he teaches music at Khalsa Montessori School.
Paula has been active with Sustainable Tucson almost since its beginning in 2006, serving on the Core Team and now on the Board of Directors. She has been co-chair or chair of Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival since 2012. Paula is retired after a long career as an English as a Second Language (ESL) professor and an ESL textbook editor. In addition to her work with Sustainable Tucson, she is active with three book clubs in town, and is an avid but very amateur photographer.