Act 1: Green Wood/Green Buildings with Edie Sonne Hall
Edie Sonne Hall has been a fan of trees her entire life. She grew up in the Northeast and spent summers hiking around the woods with her family. She majored in environmental biology in college and then worked as a research forester for International Paper in Southern Georgia. In 1999 Edie moved to the Pacfici Northwest to pursue a masters and Ph.D. in forestry at the University of Washington. There she became interested in climate change and the role forests and forest products can play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. She started working for Weyerhaeuser doing sustainable forest policy in 2005. She has worked on regional, national, and international forestry issues related to forest carbon, ecosystem services, biomass, and life cycle assessment. She is currently taking a break from industrial forestry and putting on her small landowner hat as part owner of a family tree farm in South Carolina. She lives in Seattle with her husband, three children, dog, and two chickens.