When: Thursday 29 July, drop in from 12pm – 2pm
Where: Te Rua Makerspace (Level 2, Central Library)
Where nature and knowledge collide, University of Canterbury researchers are building Sustainable Futures. Throughout July, we are sharing some of the innovative research University of Canterbury people are creating to grow society’s understanding of the natural world and shape a sustainable future for generations to come.
Check out how Ben and William, founders of KiwiFibre Innovations are turning ti kōuka (cabbage tree) and harakeke (flax) into new natural composite materials. Read the story>
In cultivating a spirit of curiosity, we contribute to the pool of diverse knowledge to pass on to the next generation and inspire and empower future researchers to overcome the challenges of the changing world. Through tiakitanga we will enhance and nurture our resources – He kaitiaki tatou katoa.
MiNDFOOD magazine spoke to architectural engineer and civil engineering PhD student Fatma Abdelaal about sustainable building design and improving homes for the health of people and the planet. Read more>
“Considering that around 1 per cent of new buildings worldwide are constructed to be zero carbon, it is a real challenge to the building industry that every building on the planet must be net zero carbon by 2050. But luckily, the design techniques and technologies for sustainable buildings are available, so this target is achievable.”