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Conversations with Green Changemakers in Japan, vol. 07

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During our "Conversations with Green Changemakers in Japan", we bring along passionate individuals to talk about various topics around ecology and well-being. Vol. 07 will be a webinar- the topic is Edo-era Japanese circular society.

Wed, October 21, 2020  UTC-04:00

06:00 – 07:00

Online Session

Free (and online)

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Conversations with Green Changemakers in Japan

In the “Conversations with Green Changemakers in Japan” series, we bring along passionate individuals to talk about various topics around ecology and well-being.


Conversations with Green Changemakers in Japan, Vol. 7 Edo-era Japanese circular society

What was the meaning of “circular society” in the historical Edo-era in Japan?  Are there any practices that we could reapply in our current society to promote a circular society today? We welcome guest speaker Azby Brown, writer, Safecast researcher, and leading authority on Japanese architecture, design, and environmentalism, to tell us about her experience and expertise on the topic at Vol. 07 of the “Conversations with Green Changemakers in Japan” series.

Timeline (in Japan Standard Time):

19:00   Kick off: Introductions (5 min)
19:05   Panel discussion (30 min)
19:35   Q&A (Open discussion) (15 min)
19:50   Closing words (10 min)
20:00  Finish

※This meetup will be hosted online using the webinar tool Zoom. After signup, participants will be sent the link to join the meetup. Please be advised to download and sign up for Zoom beforehand so you can join from the minute the meetup begins!

Speaker

  • Azby Brown

    Writer, Safecast researcher, leading authority on Japanese architecture, design, and environmentalism

    AZBY BROWN is a native of New Orleans, and has lived in Japan since 1985. He is a leading authority on Japanese architecture, design, and environmentalism, and the author of The Very Small Home (2005), Just Enough: Lessons in living green from traditional Japan (2010), and The Genius of Japanese Carpentry (2014). Since the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster in March 2011, Azby has been lead researcher for Safecast, a highly successful global volunteer-based citizen-science organization devoted to developing new technology platforms for crowdsourced environmental monitoring which promote open-source and open data principles. In his writing and media appearances, Azby offers a credible, critical, and independent voice to counter partisan talking points.

    AZBY BROWN is a native of New Orleans, and has lived in Japan since 1985. He is a leading authority on Japanese architecture, design, and environmentalism, and the author of The Very Small Home (2005), Just Enough: Lessons in living green from traditional Japan (2010), and The Genius of Japanese Carpentry (2014). Since the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster in March 2011, Azby has been lead researcher for Safecast, a highly successful global volunteer-based citizen-science organization devoted to developing new technology platforms for crowdsourced environmental monitoring which promote open-source and open data principles. In his writing and media appearances, Azby offers a credible, critical, and independent voice to counter partisan talking points.

Organizers

  • FabCafe

  • FabCafe is a place that conveys and spreads the “Fab” spirit in a delicious, fun, and easy-to-understand way that is not constrained by the logic of mass production or the market. Digital fabrication machines such as 3D printers and laser cutters are installed in the café where people gather for workshops, creative community meetups, or a good cup of coffee.

  • Mottainai Transition Japan

  • Thanks to her ecological transition, Helene went from a career in the cosmetics industry to starting Mottainai Transition.

    The goal of Mottainai Japan is to support English speakers and especially expats to move to a less impactful lifestyle in Japan. Helene also works with international companies to help them co-create their vision and inspire change in their organisation to move to a greener way of operating.

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Date & Time

Wed, October 21, 2020 06:00 – 07:00 UTC-04:00

Venue

Online Session

Fee

Free (and online)

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