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No Sustainability Without Art

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“Last Minute” by Hal Bohner (watercolor)

“No significant human endeavour has ever been accomplished without passion … we need to turn to the arts in order to infuse passion into the pursuit of sustainability and get real results that will heal the planet.” So says Paul Shrivastava, director of the David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business in Montreal. He goes on to say, “We’ve spent decades relying on science and technology and the planet is still in shambles.” Hard to argue with that! Read more at Science Daily.

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green building consultant; owner/founder, Design AVEnues LLC

Ann V. Edminster, M. Arch., LEED AP, is a leading green building consultant, speaker, teacher, and author. Her recent work and award-winning book, Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet, focus on net-zero energy homes. Ann has taught for groups including AIA, USGBC, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Southern California Edison. Ann’s consulting clients include major builders, software companies, design firms, developers, public agencies, utilities, investors, and homeowners. She has held key roles on numerous award-winning residential projects of all types.

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