Science in sustainability to be discussed at Greenbuild

Greenbuild International Conference & Expo’s closing plenary, Science in Sustainability, will take place on Friday, Nov. 21, 2008.


Greenbuild International Conference & Expo 2008 in Boston will feature a Master Speaker series with internationally renowned leaders and innovators. The closing plenary , Science in Sustainability, will take place on Friday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Two great scientists will speak. Kevin Klose will moderate an animated discussion between E.O. Wilson and Janine Benyus on the intersection of science and sustainability. They will discuss the importance of biodiversity and the virtues of biomimicry, and how we can learn from the nature that surrounds us all.

Presenters include:
• E.O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus and Honorary Curator in Entomology of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
• Janine Benyus, Co-founder and Principal, Biomimicry Guild
• Kevin Klose, President, NPR

E.O. Wilson
E.O. Wilson is a University Research Professor emeritus and honorary Curator of entomology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. One of today's finest scholars and naturalists, Wilson is the recipient of more than 100 international medals and awards. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of several books in which he highlights the calamitous loss of species diversity going on today and calls on all of us to do what we can to prevent it.

Janine Benyus

Janine Benyus is the author of Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, which names an emerging discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature's designs and processes. A cofounder of the Biomimicry Guild and founder of the Biomimicry Institute, Benyus regularly consults with sustainable business, academic, and government leaders and conducts seminars about what we can learn from the genius that surrounds us.

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