Create The Good Life - Simple and Slow Living by Design

Beth Meredith

Work Experience

Beth Meredith of Create The Good Life

Personal and Organizational Adviser, 2009-Present, Petaluma, California
Advise business and organizational leaders, creative professionals, community groups and individuals in transition on how to solve problems and redesign their lives and work for increased well being. Co-owner of Create the Good Life with Eric Storm.

Energy Performance Score (EPS) Program Designer, 2008-2009, Portland, Oregon
Designed and coordinated the development of the Energy Performance Score for measuring home energy performance for Earth Advantage and the Energy Trust of Oregon. The EPS won the 2009 RESNET Industry Innovation Award. Read summary and full report.

Green Remodeling Design Consultant, 2005-2009, Portland, Oregon
Designed green home remodels and offered coaching services to home owners on green building issues. Specialized in small home design. Coordinated Green Home Forum and Bridges Green Business Network. Designed S.T.A.R., an educational program on green homes for real estate brokers. Co-owner of Living Spaces with Eric Storm.

Co-Coordinator of Sustainable Sonoma County, 2003-2004, Sonoma County, California
Co-cordinated the community based non-profit, Sustainable Sonoma County. Program management included community events, educational workshops, creation of a web based community calendar and coordination of the Sustainability Management System education program for local businesses.

Sustainability Design Consultant, 1998-2003, Sonoma County, California
Projects included:
- Worked with the community, urban planners, and city officials to create the Central
 Petaluma Specific Plan
, the first form-based city code (SmartCode) in the U.S.
- Designed educational programs, web site and organizational development strategies
 for community based non-profit, Sustainable Sonoma County.
- Designed and research innovative water conservation program for the City of Petaluma.

Lighting Designer, 1994-1998, Fire Farm Lighting, Inc., Oakland, California
Designed lamps, catalogs and trade show booths for lighting manufacturer. Consulted on business development. Winner of the Better by Design Lighting Award 1997.

Artist and Business Owner, 1988-1999, San Francisco and Petaluma, California
Worked in a variety of media in the creation of one-of-a-kind lighted sculptures that appeared in museums, craft galleries and furniture stores. Designed, manufactured and distributed lighting world wide.

Intern Coordinator and Office Manager, 1987-1988, World Without War Council, Berkeley, California

Instructor in Japan, 1985-1986, Language Resources, Kobe, Japan

Instructor in China, 1984-1985, Kunming Institute of Technology, PRC

International Student Advisor and Housing Officer, 1983-1984, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California

Assistant Director of Student Affairs, 1980-1981, Beaver College Center for Education Abroad, London, England


Systemic Constellation Facilitator Training, Spring 2010, Portland, Oregon

Rethink Residential Building Program, Spring 2005, Portland, Oregon

Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy, 2000-2001, Santa Rosa, California

Intensive Permaculture Design Course, 1997, Northern California

Community Board Mediation Training, 1992, San Francisco, California

MA, International Policy Studies, 1983, Summa cum laude, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California

BA, Sociology, Minor in Practice of Art, 1980, Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Rheinhardt Prize for Graduate Study, Mills College, Oakland, California

Urban Planning and Sociology, Architecture, 1978-1979, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland