What ecology can teach us about sustainable design | Callie Babbitt | TEDxFlourCity

Callie asks the question, ‘what ideas for sustainability can we adopt from perpetual environmental growth?’ Her answer is introducing us to the idea of Industrial Ecology and how to translate the successes of ecosystems, into industrial systems.

Dr. Callie Babbitt is an Assistant Professor in the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology, where she conducts research to proactively quantify and minimize environmental impacts of emerging technologies, like consumer electronics, nanomaterials, lithium-ion batteries, electric vehicles, and biofuels.

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