A guest post on Joern’s blog from the dynamic interdisciplinary researcher Kai Chan. Sounds like quite the power session at AAAS!

Ideas for Sustainability

Note by Joern: Today we have a guest post by Kai Chan and Paige Olmsted, both at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at University of British Columbia. Please spread the word for this exciting initiative! Check out Kai’s presentation (linked below), too, to find out more about what this is all about. Would be great to get some discussion going here, too!

By Kai Chan

When it comes to the environment, we tend to be surrounded by bad news. Species loss, extreme events tied to climate change, food crises or anticipated water shortages. Most people care, but it’s hard to imagine what you can REALLY do about it. Change to more efficient light bulbs? Recycle? Carry your own shopping bags? These are great steps to take, but arguably they barely scratch the surface of these monumental global problems. It’s too big and too complicated. 

What if there was an easy, enjoyable…

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