Science Café – What Does Sustainability Look Like?

Since the world’s first glimpse of Earth with the release of the Blue Marble photograph in the early 1970s, humanity has struggled with contrasting notions of conservation and growth. We now have green jargon, faltering global policies and a slew of environmental labels.

Join Brian Burns, director of Carleton’s Institute of Environmental Science, for a discussion on the challenges of finding out what true sustainability might look like.

Where: Wild Oat Café at 817 Bank Street.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The free 20-minute discussion will be followed by a question and answer session.  The Science Café series takes place every second Wednesday until Apr. 25, 2012.

The Science Café series is organized by the Faculty of Science at Carleton University to discuss relevant issues facing our society and how science can help solve real-world problems. Meet some of our award-winning faculty members and graduate students as they share their excitement about science with the community. For more information, visit

For a video preview of the discussion featuring Brian Burns, please visit


For more information:
Chris Cline
Media Relations
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 1391