Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Learning Curve Balls

If we could read a book per class, boy howdy we would really be able to establish green business in your minds. First we have to establish what the problems are, hash out the science to understand those issues, determine what the constraints are, and finally what the solutions might look like. But no solution is perfect so then we create more problems and more constraints.

What I can do is give you 28 articles on various topics and point you toward the top resources and authors should you ever need to investigate it further.

I do consulting in Green Building. I tell clients that when they google that term they will find 23,000,000 links to investigate. If they spent one minute per site, night and day, every day of the year, it would take 43 years to investigate those links. The other option is to ask me to identify the top 20. That is what I can do for you as students - shorten your learning curve or at least your wandering curve. I have spent five years in Sustainability following rabbit trails, tracking trends, reading authors, etc. I have 16 weeks to sell you the top 20 things you should know.

1 comment:

  1. I've never taken any classes on IPE and I am super excited to know more about it. I'm not really passionate about this topic (I'm a pilot and I really hope that I can do that for a living) but one of my friends is really passionate about sustainability and she has definitely rubbed off on me. Hopefully by the end of this class I will have learned a lot more about it and how to reduce consumption on every level. Thank you for this opportunity!