“Looking at the science of our changing climate” and using all the technology and skills we have available to us
Georgia often refers to Drawdown co-authored by Paul Hawken
“I don’t think we need more solutions”
“I think we just need better executed versions of the solutions we already have”
Georgia discusses Triple Bottom Line “triple bottom line is the social, economic and social, economic and environmental impacts”
Mel sums up Georgia’s solution! “it’s not one solution that’s going to solve everything, it’s everyone working towards a common goal and they’ll all do their own little parts to get to improve the environment and to solve these climate change problems”
Canada has built a machine that extracts Carbon Dioxide from the air, Georgia refers to this as “the Mechanical Mind”.
“Mother Nature has all its solutions in its toolkit”
During this podcast, you will also reflect on:
Georgia really enjoyed working on the Westconnex project while on the graduate program at Transurban.
But the most interesting project was working on the Hills M2 motorway vegetation project, to come up with a restoration plan
Georgia has some advice for someone just starting out in engineering “Dress for the job you want, not the job you’ve got”… “don’t ever limit who you think you are or what you think you can do”
An engineering item for discussion… Wind turbines. “There’s nothing better than something utilitarian in a sense it has a purpose, which I think is really beautiful”. “They serve a purpose is something really beautiful”
Windmills in Gullen Range, NSW Photo from Beer With An Engineer
An engineer to admire… Georgia’s Uncle Don – Don Blackmore. He is a civil engineer, in his 70’s. Specialised in resource management,specifically in the water space. “He’s just a phenomenal person, he has so much humility about him”. “Someone completely committed“
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