Alford - Shaping Minds - Sir Mark Oliphant Cleantech Confeerence

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  • Alford - Shaping Minds - Sir Mark Oliphant Cleantech Confeerence

    1. 1. Title of Presentation Kristin Alford Bridge8
    2. 2. <ul><li>CLEANTECH: SHAPING MINDS </li></ul><ul><li>Dr Kristin Alford </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge8 Pty Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>May 2010 </li></ul>
    3. 3. OUTLINE <ul><li>Define Cleantech </li></ul><ul><li>Ask why it matters to our communities </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the drivers and benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Propose three approaches to ‘Shaping Minds’ </li></ul>Image: star-one, sxc.hu
    4. 4. CLEANTECH DEFINITION <ul><li>Economically viable products, services and processes </li></ul><ul><li>that harness renewable materials and energy sources, </li></ul><ul><li>dramatically reduce the use of natural resources and </li></ul><ul><li>cut or eliminate emissions and wastes. </li></ul>Source: Australian Cleantech
    5. 5. Thank you to our Network Partners
    6. 6. ` Image: Bridge8
    7. 7. CLEANTECH DRIVERS Capacity Interest Apathy Sustainability Catastrophe Efficiency
    8. 8. So cleantech may: Make things easier Address the long-term Avert Disaster Do more with less
    9. 9. How do we engage as a community? Information & Education Risk & Benefit Analysis Aspirations & Fears
    10. 10. Information In a Victorian survey of Community Interest & Engagement with S&T: 90% of those who search for science and technology information say they look on the internet for science and technology information Source: Community Interest and Engagement with Science and Technology in Victoria – Research Report– June 2007, DIIRD, Victorian Government
    11. 12. Information
    12. 13. Education
    13. 14. Education Image: Bridge8
    14. 15. Risk & Benefits Investment & Returns Environmental Impact Access Market Needs Health & Safety How do we make wise decisions?
    15. 16. Image: fiomaha, Flickr, CC-Att-NoDer 2.0
    16. 17. Aspirations and Fears Image: chrisjohnbeckett, Flikr
    17. 18. CSIRO takes kitchen table climate change talk global CSIRO research shows that people are more willing to accept new energy generation technologies and make positive changes when they have access to information. Image CSIRO And when they’re involved in the decision-making!
    18. 19. What is Bluebird AR? www.abc.net.au/bluebird
    19. 20. How do we engage as a community? Information & Education Risk & Benefit Analysis Aspirations & Fears “ Expert” Input “ Public” Input
    20. 21. Image: Bridge8 Shaping our collective vision Wireless power Three lanes of traffic each way for electric vehicles Distributed solar and small wind on rooftops Storm water collection & water efficiencies Cleantech as part of school curriculum Café with zero waste Green building refurbishments
    21. 22. <ul><li>www.bridge8.com.au </li></ul><ul><li>@kristinalford </li></ul>

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