Fin MacDonald

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Adapting to Climate Change: A EGB Lecture Event

On Wednesday November 6th the Ottawa Emerging Green Builders held a fall lecture event themed around Climate Change and what is being done to reduce mankind’s impact.  The event was held at Carleton University and was free for the general public.  The lineup of speakers included:

Geoff Green – Adventurer, Educator, and Environmentalist
Dr. Elena Kreuzberg – Conservation Biologist
Fin MacDonald (me!) – Sustainability Analyst at Morrison Hershfield
Craig Goodman – Principal Architect at CS&P Architects Inc.

Geoff Green spoke of the damage to the environment he has seen first hand through his work as a polar explorer. His captivating and inspiring speech was a highlight of the event.  Dr. Elena Kreuzberg explained the science behind global warming and showed some examples of its impact throughout history.  I gave a speech on one of the corporate solutions to climate change: Greenhouse Gas Accounting.  Craig Goodman wrapped up the event with a presentation on designing building for the future, even when their future uses aren’t known.  He called it designing for the “anonymous client.”

The event was attended by Carleton University students and professionals in the green industry.  Special thanks to Liam O’Brien of Carleton University for getting us a lecture room for the event.

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This is me speaking at our recent climate change event

 

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