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Elizabeth Calabrese to speak about biophilic design at GMC

Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m.—POULTNEY— Join Elizabeth Calabrese, licensed architect and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional, for her presentation “Biophilic Design: Design for Human Flourishing” at the Green Mountain College East Room (Withey Hall) Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Our “natural habitat” has largely become the indoor built environment where we now spend 90 percent of our time. “Biophilia” refers to approaches to designing the places where we live, work, and learn in ways that reestablish a connection to nature.
Calabrese has been teaching biophilic, holistic and ecological design since 2011 at the University of Vermont, and is currently teaching at Philadelphia University. She focuses on how to incorporate our evolutionary and innate connection with nature, natural systems and processes to promote human and environmental health and well being. She co-authored a monograph with Dr. Stephen Kellert titled “The Practice of Biophilic Design” and she is a strong believer that biophilia and ecology belong at the foundation of design programs.
This lecture is sponsored by Green Mountain College’s Renewable Energy and Ecological Design (REED) program. Students learn ecological design strategies and develop a comprehensive understanding of energy use and pathways to a clean energy future. The event is free and open to the public.
Green Mountain College is located at One Brennan Circle, Poultney.

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