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Tuesday November 28, 2017 Sustainability Lab @ T-Rex Agenda

Open networking will take place from 3:30 to 7:00 in the T-Rex common area on the 5th floor.


3:30-4:45 Session A: Food Access and Regional Fragmentation in St. Louis

Join us for an informative talk from Better Together St. Louis about how the fragmentation of our region affects our economy, leadership, services, and so much more. After, there will be a discussion on the ideas brought forth from this talk about how fragmentation could also be affecting food access, public health, and related social issues.

3:30-4:45 Session B: Sustainable Urban Development and High Performance Buildings that utilize Restorative Design Principles and Biomimetic responses

Global design trends have moved towards a more sustainable future, but current high performance design are still doing quite a bit of harm to the environment and to the organisms (including people) that live in that environments. The concept of Restorative / Regenerative design is a movement that restores, renews or revitalizes sources of energy, water, materials and health. This design thinking and approach create sustainable systems and processes that integrate the needs of society with the integrity of nature.

3:30 - 4:45 Session C: Energy and climate change are civil rights issues

This session seeks to further the NAACP’s Missouri Just Energies Policy objectives.  Participants will continue to identify and work on action items to advance the NAACP’s minimum targets with regard to net metering, renewable portfolio, and energy efficiency standards along with local hire and disadvantaged business enterprise targets.

5:15-6:30 Session A: An Introduction to the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP)

The ISSP is the world's leading professional association of sustainability professionals. ISSP works to make sustainability standard practice through empowering professionals to advance sustainability in organizations and communities around the globe. This presentation will focus on the local St. Louis ISSP chapter's efforts to equip practitioners with the ability to communicate the importance of sustainability in addressing stagnant economic growth.  Chapter members will speak about what the local chapter can provide to both practitioners and students to help them better understand economic growth concepts and terminology and appreciate the relationship between sustainability and economic growth.

5:15-6:30 Session B: Discussion on conducting a Regional Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory

How to develop a framework for creating a Regional GHG emission inventory. Students from Washington University will present an approach they are working on to provide a framework for completing a GHG emission inventory for the eight county region in Missouri and Illinois. This will provide information on the type of data needed and encourage discussion on difficulties on obtaining data and solutions for moving forward.

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