Green Launchpad Educators Workshop

Engineering, design, and business are not just disciplines to teach, they are disciplines that build the material world we live in. Our students can build technologies and businesses that benefit the world and humanity.

The Green Launchpad Educators Workshop (GLP) will equip you with the knowledge and experience to integrate sustainable design and innovation practices into your courses and programs, whether they are new or existing. You will leave this highly interactive, fully online workshop ready to teach using key introductory and intermediate sustainable design concepts, tools, and frameworks at the undergraduate or graduate level to help your students invent sustainable products and services.

Some of the key sustainable design concepts, tools and frameworks that you will learn and be able to bring back to your classrooms include:

  • sustainable design strategies
  • Whole System Mapping
  • metrics for measuring environmental and social impacts, including basic Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and eco-labels
  • material choice
  • energy effectiveness
  • green business model design
  • biomimicry

Meet the Lead Instructor: Jeremy Faludi

Jeremy FaludiWe are thrilled to welcome Dr. Jeremy Faludi as our main instructor. Jeremy teaches sustainable design engineering at Delft University of Technology, and has also taught at Stanford, Dartmouth, and Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He wrote the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) recommendations for the green 3D printing policy, designed the first version of for the Biomimicry Institute, and a bicycle he helped design was in the Smithsonian Museum in 2007. He also authored VentureWell’s Tools for Design and Sustainability, and has authored six books, including Worldchanging: A User’s Guide to the 21st Century.

Hear what past participants have said about their GLP experiences:

“The GLP workshop provided excellent information for educators and designers. I learned so much from the presenters, enjoyed meeting fellow participants, and look forward to incorporating what I learned into our upcoming courses and program.”

“The content was amazing!”

“Deconstructing complex sustainable methods and practices was very helpful to incorporate for someone not focused just on this field alone. The mix of creative, engineering and science faculty was encouraging as well.”

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