Chrisna du Plessis: Your Role in a Regenerative World (Video)

Colorado State University hosted the presentation, Your Role in a Regenerative World,  by renowned built environment expert, Chrisna du Plessis on Wednesday, September 12th in the LEED certified Lory Student Center Theater.
Chrisna du Plessis is Associate Professor in Sustainable Construction at the Department of Construction Economics of the University of Pretoria, and was formerly Principal Researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa. She is known internationally for her work on the policy and research strategy for sustainable building within developing countries and is currently concentrating on urban sustainability science at both theoretical and technical levels.
“Chrisna is an inspirational leader in the sustainability movement – her compelling messages help all of us to envision healthy, thriving environments and cities and to understand our potential roles in places and economies that regenerate just as nature does,” said Brian Dunbar, Director at the Institute for the Built Environment.
Dr. du Plessis’ presentation, co-hosted by Colorado State University’s Institute for the Built Environment and School of Global Environmental Sustainability was made possible through regional event sponsors including: City of Fort Collins Office of Sustainability, U.S. Green Building Council- Colorado Chapter, Alliance for Sustainable Colorado, Lory Student Center, CSU Public Lands History Center, CSU Department of Design & Merchandising, CSU Department of History,  Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Enterprise, and the Sustainable Living Association.
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Colorado State University to host presentation by renowned built environment expert, Chrisna du Plessis

 


Colorado State University is proud to bring world renowned built environment expert, Chrisna de Plessis to campus on Wednesday, September 12th for a presentation on Your Role in the Regenerative World – 4:30-6:00pm in the newly renovated, LEED-seeking Lory Student Center Theater.

 

Chrisna du Plessis is Associate Professor in Sustainable Construction at the Department of Construction Economics of the University ofPretoria, and was formerly Principal Researcher at the Council for Scientificand Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa. She is known internationally for her work on the policy and research strategy for sustainable building within developing countries and is currently concentrating on urban sustainability science at both theoretical and technical levels.

 

“Chrisna is an inspirational leader in the sustainability movement – her compelling messages help all of us to envision healthy, thriving environments and cities and to understand our potential roles in places and economies that regenerate just as nature does,” said Brian Dunbar, Director, Institute for the Built Environment.

 

 

 The event is free.  There will be snacks and a cash bar.  We look forward to seeing you and your networks at this unique event!

SoGES Offers Interdisciplinary Graduate Course for Fall 2012: GES-580

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) is very excited to announce the recent addition of a new interdisciplinary course opportunity for graduate students in any discipline on campus. GES-580, Issues in Global Environmental Sustainability, is now open for fall registration, and is designed for graduate students across campus to benefit from the interdisciplinary discussions and lend a unique perspective to the course dialog and curriculum.
This first offering will be taught by Professor Emeritus Brian Dunbar, Director of the Institute for the Built Environment, and will pull together a diversified group of 25 graduate students to help be a model for cross-disciplinary graduate education on campus.
“The concept of sustainability is most successful when simultaneously approached from multiple perspectives,” said Professor Brian Dunbar. “Our new graduate course provides a unique forum for expansive learning about current and future opportunities and trends in sustainability.”

GES 580 will provide graduate students the opportunity to interact, synthesize and collaborate in a multi-disciplinary learning environment and will promote knowledge synthesis from the diverse programs across campus. Students will achieve a holistic understanding of environmental, social, and economic sustainability through individual research work as well as interdisciplinary collaboration, an essential component to the successful integration of sustainability knowledge.

GES-580 will be run on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:50pm, for questions, please contact SoGES Education Coordinator, Patrick Canavan, at patrick.canavan@colostate.edu.

Colorado State University School of Global Environmental Sustainability Spring Symposium

In the US the largest portion of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions do not originate from cars & trucks; they originate from residential, commercial and industrial buildings which together constitute the built environment.

Come to the Colorado State University School of GlobalEnvironmental Sustainability Spring Symposium to hear presentations about how assessment, standards, and measurement tools can reduce carbon emissions in the built environment.

Revolutionary architectural pioneer and founder of Architecture 2030, Ed Mazria, will explain how American citizens can enable pathways to carbon neutral towns and cities in his presentation of, “The Next Built Environment Today.”  
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) principal and founder of Green Step, Dr. Victor Olgyay, will present “Design for Climate: Buildings with Nature’s Metabolism.

Dr. Scott Denning, CSU Monfort Professor and a Director at the National Science Foundation Center for Multiscale Modeling of AtmosphericProcesses (CMAAP) will present “Climate Change: It’s worse than you think, but it is not the end of the world.
Also, join in cross-disciplinary, cross-cutting breakout groups and panel discussions focusing on the future of a carbon neutral built environment.
Who: Host, Carbon Footprint Metric for the Built Environment and Keynote Speakers, Ed Mazria, Dr. Scott Denning, and Dr. Victor Olgyay
When: April 27th at 8:30am (check in begins at 7:30am)
Where: Lory Student Center, Room 230

Registration is required. To register, please visit www.sustainability.colostate.edu/cfm