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Community Energy Planning: Why climate activists should spend more time with engineers
Date: November 17, 2014
Location: Environment 1, 250 (EV1 Courtyard)
What parts of society and science need to come together in the next few years to mitigate the climate crisis and build more resilient communities? Waterloo 350 and Engineers Without Borders- UW are proud to welcome Dr. Brad Bass back to campus present his research and action in the field of community energy planning. All are welcome to this free event. Refreshments will be provided.
Please RSVP on Facebook.
About the presenter
Brad Bass is a researcher at the University of Toronto and Environment Canada. In 2007 he co-received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Dr. Bass' research interests include effects of urbanization on environment, green infrastructure, modelling with fuzzy cognitive maps, ecological and socio-economic simulation with emergent computing, and community energy systems planning.
This week's EWB meeting will be this Tuesday, October 21 at 5:30 in E5 2004. We will be having a workshop on case studies with Waterloo Cases in Design Engineering (WCDE), a group that develops case studies to be used in engineering classes. If you missed it last week, here is a link to a jeopardy game that goes through some of the concepts in the case study (regarding rainwater harvesting): https://jeopardylabs.com/play/rainwater-harvesting-in-a-small-rural-village
Fair or Scare:
Fair or Scare, EWB's Fair Trade Halloween event, is fast approaching! We are planning brief classroom visits to discuss fair trade, and to give out some yummy Fairtrade chocolate. If you are interested in having a classroom visit in one of your classes on either October 30 or 31, or in helping out with the visits or other Fair or Scare events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will go from there!
Thanks, and have a great week!