'The Greening of MIT' to focus on sustainability Nov. 13


MIT's 14th annual Catherine N. Stratton Lecture on Critical Issues, "The Greening of MIT," will bring together four distinguished advocates for energy sustainability who devote much of their professional lives to the search for energy-efficient solutions to the global warming that threatens our world.

Rebecca Henderson, George Eastman Kodak Leaders for Manufacturing Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School, will moderate the discussion. As a member of MIT Sloan's Laboratory for Sustainable Business, she works with clients and students to identify challenges and opportunities inherent in moving to a low carbon-intensive economy.

Steven Lanou, deputy director of the Environmental Programs Office at MIT, leads the Institute's campus-wide sustainability program.

A consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy, William Reed is a practicing architect and one of the nation's leading experts on green design.

A LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional, Mark Biedron works nationally and locally to promote ecological thinking on campuses and in community organizations.

The event will take place Nov. 13 at Tang Hall, at 4 p.m., and will be free and open to the public. Following the discussion there will be opportunity for questions from the audience. The lecture series is sponsored by the MIT Women's League to honor Kay Stratton, wife of the late MIT President Julius Stratton. Kay's initiative and energy have enriched Institute life for more than 60 years, earning her lifelong recognition as the First Lady of MIT.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 7, 2007 (download PDF).


Topics: Earth and atmospheric sciences, Energy, Special events and guest speakers

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