On November 11th 2015 Prof. John Crittenden, Director of the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems, and Chair in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech delivered a talk to the students of the CCE and CCHF about different perspectives of sustainability.
Prof. Crittenden’s work revolves around water sustainability, this talk entitled "The future of earth: developing the gigatech roadmap for a more sustainable and resilient future" gave an overview of some of the cutting-edge science being used to address some of the key issues of sustainability in modern society.
One of the key take-away points from this talks was that methods to encourage sustainable practice are not always obvious. Prof. Crittenden prompted a discussion with the audience to think about what could be some of the key ways that they could do their research in a more sustainable fashion, and furthermore how their research could be applied to create sustainable solutions to other challenges.
In a time where “Sustainable Practice” is essential it was a healthy discussion around exactly what this term means and how we can think about these things from a different perspective.