Scott Kellogg is the co-author of the book “Toolbox for Sustainable City Living: A Do-it-Ourselves Guide” (South End Press) and the primary teacher of R.U.S.T. – The Regenerative Urban Sustainability Training, an intensive weekend workshop in urban ecological living skills that has been attended by over 650 people since it was first taught in 2006. He is currently writing a new book about DIY urban ecosystems.
Currently, Scott is developing a new organization in Albany, New York named the Radix Ecological Sustainability Center. It is a demonstration of environmental technologies and sustainable micro industries applicable in today’s urban environment. www.radixcenter.org Featured at Radix is a 1200 square foot bioshelter solar greenhouse that contains an aquaponic fish farm and a rabbit colony as parts of an integrated vertical food production system.
Scott was also a co-founder of Austin, Texas’ Rhizome Collective, an urban sustainability education project, and worked as the director of its sustainability program from 2000-2009. In 2004, the Rhizome Collective was donated a 10 acre brownfield property in Austin, as well as a $200,000 brownfield cleanup award form the EPA. Scott worked as the site coordinator for the cleanup, and oversaw the removal and recycling of over 15 tons of debris from the site.
In 2005-2006, Scott worked with a team of environmental engineers to establish a community based bioremediation program in post-Katrina New Orleans.
Scott is an experienced teacher, ecological designer, and father. He presently lives in the Albany Free School Community in Albany, New York. He has a Masters in Environmental Science from Johns Hopkins University, and is an appointed member of the mayor’s Community Advisory Committee on Sustainability in Albany.
Scott has taught at numerous universities in the US, and has given numerous workshops and multi-part sustainability courses in locations as diverse as Mexico, East Timor, Canada, the Bahamas and Norway.