This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. “We’re scared of green buildings – we want to do the right thing and make our lives green, but we’ve lost our connection with Nature,” says green building expert Lindsey Kindrat. “We design conventional buildings to keep Nature out; but green buildings let Nature IN. They reconnect us with our place in the environment, and let us control our living and working spaces.” So why hasn’t building green become mainstream? Kindrat explores the idea that what holds us back from building green is neither expense nor ignorance, but a deeper fear of our disconnect with the natural world around us.
Lindsey Kindrat is a born naturalist, explorer and small town girl at heart, with roots in Alberta oil country and a vast appreciation for the potential of her beloved planet. Combining her passion for ecology and physics into sustainable building planning, design and construction for government and public sector projects, Lindsey quickly earned a place among Alberta’s top green building professionals. She has twice been awarded a Directorship with the Alberta Chapter, Canada Green Building Council, where she seeks to bring green building education into the mainstream for everyone to share, understand and enjoy.
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