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Dec 14, 2012 (4 years and 6 months ago)

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Green Technology


Interview with Dr. Larry Susskind from MIT
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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What is Green Technology?

The first category is
anything

designed to:


Protect the environment


Reduce pollution


Conserve resources

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Examples are:

Air Quality

Industrial Stacks

Sewage Treatment Plants

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Things we have always done.

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The second category?

Innovative and brilliant ways

to improve and replace the

current green technologies.

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Green Technology Being Planned

The three kinds are Info, Nano, and Bio.


Computer sensors

that monitor pollution

in watersheds is an

example of
info
.


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Other Examples

Designing tiny, microorganisms that eat

pollution and clean up easily, is an example of

nano
.

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Bio

is changing plants to

make them more resilient

using genetic engineering.


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Sustainability

LESS vulnerability + MORE resilience =
Sustainability

(like using wind turbines)

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Special thanks to:

Dr. Lawrence Susskind

Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


Mike Gentry, Interviewer

Department of Learning Technologies

University of North Texas


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