BUFFALO Search Results: “sustainability”
Buffalo’s Renewable Energy Future
BY DEREK NICHOLS
@ VOL 19
ON MAR 14, 2018
“How do we change the way we design our cities’ energy systems?”
In Buffalo’s Renewable Energy Future from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Sustainability Engagement Coordinator for the University at Buffalo (UB), Derek Nichols, describes a renewable energy initiative aiming to invest in the Buffalo, New York region while reducing energy costs for some of Buffalo’s largest institutions. This initiative is not just about the creation of power, but also empowering a new cohort of change agents through curriculum development and community engagement.
Why Forests Matter
"This is the Black-throated Green Warbler. I know how to do the birdcall for this, but I'll do it afterwards, I promise."
In Why Forests Matter from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Deputy Executive Director of the Nature Conservancy of Central & Western New York, Jim Howe, explains the three-part mission of organization: to protect land and water (120 million acres around the world, including 100,000 acres in Western and Central New York), to transform policy and practice for sustainability and to inspire people to connect with nature. Why do forests matter? Howe leads us on a tour of protected forest lands that provide imporved healthed and mental outlook, as well as critical habitats for wildlife. And Howe's Black-throated Green Warbler call was a show stopper!
BY CORE — ALEXANDRA MCPHERSON & TYRA JOHNSON
@ VOL 19
ON MAR 14, 2018
"When sustainabilty is framed in a different way that connects with peoples' core needs and values, it unleashes empowerment."
In CoRE Sustainability from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Tyra Johnson, Founder and President or Blue Sky Design Supply and Alexandra McPherson, Founder and Principal of Niagara Share, present a new sustainability program in Buffalo, the Collaboratory for the Regenerative Economy (CoRE). The CoRE initiative is a research and education partnership led by the University at Buffalo Department of Materials Design and Innovation, in partnership with Clean Production Action and Niagara Share, that brings together complementary expertise – in research, market analysis, policy formulation, and social innovation -- to support the transition towards a safer materials economy.
The Case for Transit
BY DOUGLAS FUNKE
@ VOL 19
ON MAR 14, 2018
"It was a streetcar network that reached into all the nooks and crannies of Buffalo."
In The Case for Transit from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, President of Citizens for Regional Transit (CRT) in Buffalo, NY, Doug Funke, recalls the days of efficient streetcar transportation in Buffalo, New York and advocates for improving the current public transportation challenges in the Buffalo Niagara region. The 1950's and 1960's saw a decline in public transport and a car-focused lifestyle with pockets of transit isolation. Funke and the CRT advocate for a return to a more climate-friendly and sustainable approach to public transportation.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “sustainability”
The Shaw Conference Centre
Jun 16, 2009
The Portsmouth Gas Light Co - Third Floor Nightclub
Sep 23, 2010
Feb 12, 2013
Sep 20, 2013
Signatures Cafe, Marion Cultural Centre
May 06, 2015
Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall
Mar 24, 2016
Aug 25, 2015
Museu del Disseny de Barcelona
Nov 25, 2016
Salt Lake City
Weller Book Works
Jan 28, 2017
Nov 04, 2017
Reef Ecologic - Great reef people,from explorers to guardians.
BY ADAM SMITH
@ VOL 9
ON SEP 03, 2015
Adam Smith loves the ocean and is a scientist, manager and leader who is keen to work with great people to protect and ensure the sustainable use of our precious coral reef systems.
Two Wheels Good
BY LOU CHRISTY
IN LINCOLN, UK
Yellow Belly, Lou Christy from Sustrans runs us through Access Lincoln, an iniciatve by the City Council designed to get Lincoln out of their cars and on to their bikes. Filled with great information about commuter cycling and free services provided to promote heathier, cleaner and cheaper journeys.
Let's Build a City
BY VIRGIL IERUBINO
@ VOL 6
ON SEP 13, 2016
Virgil Ierubino asks if you could build a city from the ground up, how would you do it? I don't just mean the buildings. By 'city' I mean the collection of humans and facilities and services and systems that collectively form a functioning society. Would you make different decisions than those which are made for us, all around us, every day? Or, realising that this question assumes you are in a position of considerable power, maybe you'd just go nuts?
This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 11th, 2017.
Spirit Fairies and Fish Skins
BY BRYNNE RINDERKNECHT
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
When a psychic tells you to take a trip to Scotland do you go? Design Principal Brynne Rinderknecht did! Find out what happens in her presentation from PK NY Vol 17..
Brynne Rinderknecht of From the Inside creates residential, commercial and hospitality interiors with a focus on connecting spirits to surroundings. Originally from ST. Louis and a graduate of SAIC in Chicago, Brynne has made New York City home: collaborating with people to make functional and sustainable concepts—conscious.
Pavilions of Dreams
BY JESSICA SHERIDAN
@ NEW YORK BUILD
ON MAR 16, 2017
Architect Jessica Sheridan talks about the annual Figment Pavilion design competition on New York City's Governors Island.
Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a Senior Associate at Mancini Duffy. She manages accounts for international financial and technology firms. Jessica is a NY Regional Representative on the AIA Strategic Council. She is passionate about Resilience and Placemaking.
VR Saving Planet A
BY CARINA MENTRUP
@ VOL 8
ON JUL 13, 2017
With VR Saving Planet A, Carinas startup uses immersive technologies as a powerful tool in education for sustainable development.
The powerful experiences in Virtual Reality can raise awareness for climate change, create empathy and teach us how to make more sustainable choices for the future of our planet - because there is no Planet B.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Ignor Pérez and Sustainability
Over at Treehugger, contributor -- and Pecha Kucha Night Barcelona organizer -- Petz Scholtus has a great post on one of the presentations from last week's Vol. 4. It covers Ignor Pérez's talk on sustainability -- Pérez himself is a self-described sustainable architect, and author of the book ECO Productos.
Vol.2 IDEA CITY: buenas Prácticas
El pasado sábado 31 de enero se realizo dentro del contexto del 4º festival de las Artes de Valparaíso, FAV, el vol.2 de Pechakucha Night Valparaíso con el tema: Idea City: Buenas Practicas En esta oportunidad expusieron: Akira Uchimura Republica Portátil Fundación Gestión Vivienda Ludotopia Plan Cerro Museo de la Cerveza Altamira Socialab Esc de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Talca Planta Banda La Fabulosa Minga Sustentable Patio Volantín Invasión Callejera El lugar escogido para la realización de esta actividad fue el paseo yugoslavo y conto con la presencia de cerca de 400 personas que disfrutaron de una noche de entretenimiento a cargo de TUGA, el cual presento de manera muy original a cada uno de los invitados, y de conocimiento con las exposiciones realizadas con respecto a la ciudad y sus buenas practicas tales como huertos urbanos, intervenciones callejeras, juegos urbanos, emprendimiento social, sustentabilidad y arquitectura.
Promoting Sustainability and Consciousness in Food
"We wanted transparency in our kitchen -- we wanted the chef to make eye contact with our guests David Gunawan presents his ideas on sustainability and healthy eating as a chef and founder of Farmer's Apprentice. In "Promoting Sustainability and Consciousness in Food" from PKN Vancouver Vol. 30, we see that he strives to find local, organic foods for his restaraunt by creating a healthy and viable relationship with farmers.
Call for SUSTAINABLE stories!
Hey, PKN Detroit-ers: We're looking for SUSTAINABLE stories for our Small Business Saturday event at the Fisher Building! If you or someone you know fits the bill, send us your name, contact info, and a few words or pictures about your work so we can connect about the opportunity -- (email@example.com). 5:00 General sustainability dialogue 7:00 PechaKucha Presentations
PechaKucha Night - Adelaide Vol
Join the City of Marion for a Common Thread event with the fun, fast paced PechaKucha Night - Welcoming MC,Matthew Wright-Simon from Ecocreative and six insightful speakers, sharing their passions on the topic of sustainability. Speakers include; Stuart Heseltine, Hemisphere Design (Aust) Pty Ltd Phil Donaldson, CRC for Low Carbon Living Sharon Ede, Ecocity Design Fiona Cross, Bodhi Tree Wines Samantha Lorton, Abundant Health Josie McLean, The Partnership Pty Ltd While the speakers dazzle us on stage, #PKNADL15 event planners, participants from the City of Marion’s Community Leadership Program will be hosting the event. When:Arrive 6.45pm for a 7pm startWednesday 6 May 2015 Where:Signatures CafeMarion Cultural Centre287 Diagonal RdOaklands Park Free event - bookings essential Bookings and information: www.marion.sa.gov.au/Common-Thread or 8375 6600.
An Oversimplified Forecast for the Health & Sustainability of Pennsylvania Cities
Pecha Kucha Volume 1 - Creating A Healthy City This presentation quickly examines what makes a city both economically and physically healthy. It explores how healthy cities are aided by healthy local economies and some of the principles and practices to improve the overall sustainability of cities throughout Pennsylvania. Kevin Schreiber is in his second term as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Serving York County, Kevin formerly was the Economic & Community Development Director for the City of York. An urban dweller and coffee drinker, Kevin and his wife Jen live in the City of York with their dog, Lucy, Kevin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from York College and a Master’s Degree from Penn State.
PechaKucha Night - Adelaide Vol #15 - "Sustainability: A Living Expression" #PKNADL15
It's that time again!PechaKucha Night - Adelaide Vol #15 - "Sustainability: A Living Expression" #PKNADL15 Venue: Signatures Cafe, Marion Multicultural Centre Address: 287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park SA 5046 Phone: (08) 8375 6855 Date: Wednesday, May 6th 2015 Time: 6:45pm - 9:00PM Cost: Gold Coin Donation Prizes, drinks and snacks available for purchase at Signatures Cafe. Organised by participants of the City of Marion's Community Leadership Program, PechaKucha Night - Adelaide Vol. #15 is on the topic of sustainability as a living expression. Matthew Wright-Simon Ecocreative (MC) SPEAKERS Keitha Haycock Seed Freedom Food Festival Phil Donaldson CRC for Low Carbon Living Sharon Ede Ecocity Design Fiona Cross Bodhi Tree Wines Samantha Lorton Abundant Health Josie McLean The Partnership Pty Ltd Please share with your friends to register for free tickets. More Information -> marion.sa.gov.au/Common-Thread and stay in touch at www.facebook.com/Pecha.Kucha.Adelaide, Share the event on Facebook and Twitter, get a group together and make hump-day on May 6th, just that bit more interesting! We hope you can make it! Cheers, PechaKucha Night - Adelaide
"Truth is, sustainability can only ever be a wish, or a hypothesis. It can never be a definition of a product, or a design, or even a city and why? Because first to know whether or not something is sustainable it actually takes some time so we can observe whether or not that prediction holds true." In Multidimensional Sustainability from Tokyo Vol. 127, Architect, Planner, Researcher, Consultant … Idealist and Futurist, Naomi C. Hanakata from FUTURE CITIES LAB, ETH Zurich in Singapore explores the notions of sustainability and our shared future on earth, by first taking a step back from the now ever so ubiquitous and increasingly hollow word itself in an effort to persuade us to re-imagine the idea for a truly better future together. Hanakata touches on a multi dimensional sustainability index that would allow humanity to make decisions based on a more holistic and comprehensive idea of sustainability. This presentation looks far forward and runs deep and positions us to better tackle the challenges of a shared future.
Designing Personal Sustainability
“When I first started, I became busy so quickly but I learned busy doesn't mean happy. I had no time to do the creative work I had been hired to do, let alone any personal projects, volunteer work or on some days even eat or sleep. People told me oh you're busy that's so great! but this kind of busy was making me miserable.” In Designing Personal Sustainability from PechaKucha Night Nanaimo’s 3rd Volume Speaker Lisa Hemingway is a collaborative creative consultant with a focus on sustainable design. Join her in "designing personal sustainability" as she talks us through her journey of applying principles of sustainability into her personal life. After all, when you're your own boss, your most important employee is yourself.
Introduction of Florence Micoud
Hi Wanaka. We have the pleasure to introduce another speaker & true sustainability warrior, Florence Micoud.Florence Micoud has 20 years of professional experience in environmental, sustainable and ecological knowledge. Florence supports organisations, businesses, communities and households on the path towards sustainability, so that we make our impacts restorative as well as improve our well-being and feel good about ourselves.The theme is "Unraveling sustainability" and it will be tied in with Wanaka. People think sustainability is complicated or there is no consensus and therefore tend to procrastinate/turn their backs to it. In fact, an internationally accepted, scientifically based, non-judgemental tried and tested framework explains what it is and how to get there. With visuals, diagrams, examples, the fabulous Florence helps people to understand, learn the language and begin to apply the principles of sustainability in their lives.Website URL: aimatsustainability.orgFacebook : https://www.facebook.com/aimatsustainability/We all looking forward to see you at stunning Rippon Hall next week!PKN Crew