Sustainability News and Views Newsletter
Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm ET
Biomimicry is often referred to as the “conscious emulation of life’s genius” in order to solve human design and engineering challenges . This presentation by Rebe Feraldi, focuses on the emulation aspect of the tenets of Biomimicry, which emphasizes integrating biological knowledge at the form, process, and system levels into design and engineering by identifying biological strategies and mechanisms that have evolved to survive the test of time...
We’re excited to offer a new course curriculum to academics working at community colleges. This instructor -oriented module introduces students to basic life-cycle thinking concepts and their importance in environmental management and sustainability, while also offering hands-on experience in life cycle assessment (LCA) modeling….
Join Us at ISSST for a Race4Good - June 25-27
program is shaping into an exciting event. Linda Cruse, a prominent leader on the frontline of many disasters, will kick us off with a mini Race4Good which will continue throughout the program. Linda will also be offering some leadership training during the event in the special track called 4Space where the conference provides time and space to explore non-traditional ways of talking about and working through our journey to sustainability.
A keynote by Minal Mistry, Peter Canepa and possibly others from the Oregon DEP will help ground us in the Portland area where the conference is being held. Our own Caroline Taylor has teamed up with Julie Sinistore from WSP on a special session around defeating ocean plastics . . . and making them useful at the same time. Another special session will look at reimagining LCA. Our CEO, Lise Laurin, has teamed up with long time ISSST supporter San Rotter and ASU Researcher Andrew Berardy to look at the environmental and social impacts of stationary bikes that generate electricity in the more traditional session format. Other talks in those sessions will, as always, take a systems’ approach to sustainability in everything from battery technology to food systems, bringing in new perspectives and tools to move us farther in our journey.
We encourage you to join us at this (Lise’s favorite) sustainability conference.
You're Invited to Costa Rica this Summer and to Compete!
Participants to CILCA 2019, the International Conference of Life Cycle Assessment
are invited to submit a short video that presents a research finding or a research project to the general public.
Up to $500 in Cash Prizes
• Simple language in English, Spanish (with subtitles) or Portuguese (with subtitles)
• Possible videos can include all digital art forms: cartoons, sketching, choreography, etc.
• The aim is to be appealing to the general public, yet have substance
• Maximum 1 minute duration
• Minimum quality of 480 pixels and no larger than 1GB in size
• Deadline June 30, 2019
Submissions can be sent attached to an email addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org, copied to: email@example.com with a subject line of “Video Competition” or by sending a link to a private shared area like Google Drive or Box.com.
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April 17-18, 2019 Intro to Life Cycle Assessment 10:00 am to 12:30 pm EST (15:00-17:30 UTC)
April 23, 2019 Recycling 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT (18:00-21:00 UTC)
April 24, 2019 Impact Assessment Methods 10:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT (17:00-20:00 UTC)
May 8-9, 2019 Practical LCA 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT (17:00-19:00 UTC)
May 15-16, 2019 Interpretation 10:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT (17:00-20:00 UTC)
Other Classes That May Interest You:
June 3-7, 2019, 3rd official USEtox PhD Summer School, hosted at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore - organized as PhD course by Technical University of Denmark and NTU Food Technology Centre. Participants work on their own cases to characterize human and ecotoxicity impacts of chemical emissions, but will also learn about near-field exposure and how to apply USEtox in various application fields. Registration open now! Read more on http://usetox.org/summer-school
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