Other Sustainability Events
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Over the course of the past few millennia, people have developed methods to extract metals and other substances from rocks and sediments. The copper in pots, for example, comes from copper ore. This lecture looks at several valuable materials and shows how our modern built environment relies on them, but that this reliance has consequences for our planet.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Society primarily uses fossil fuels (coal, oil, & gas) to power industry, agriculture, lighting, transportation, communication, and computers. How did these energy sources come into existence, what technologies are now used to extract them, and why is it so difficult for society to switch to other sources, despite the negative impact of using these fuels on climate?