Spreading sustainable building in India! Our team gave just a lecture and interactive session on Earthbag Technology to 50 post graduate students and faculty at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University). SRM is one of the top ranking universities in India with over 38,000 students and more than 2600 faculty across all the campus, offering a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in Engineering, Management, Medicine and Health sciences, and Science and Humanities.
Teaching Nepali Civil Engineering students Earthbag Technology. We had a full house this week at our Earthbag Trainings Lecture in our Kathmandu office: 15 senior Civil Engineering students from Kantipur Engineering College.
We presented at "Post-Earthquake 2015 Housing Reconstruction In Rural Nepal Through Alternative Building Technology", a conference organized by Hiroshima University (Japan) in collaboration with the University of Texas (USA) and Tribhuvan University (Nepal).
After an in-class lecture, we escorted students and professors to our project in Kaule village for on-site training, and for interviews with participating villagers.
Co-founders Kateryna Zemskova, Nathan Belofsky and Baris Tuncer were honored to present "Earthbag Technology" at the Fourth Annual ICSD (International Conference on Sustainable Development) held at Columbia University's Earth Institute on September 21st and 22nd.
The Earth Institute is one of the world's leading sustainable development organizations, with several of its members having served on a Nobel-prize-winning committee on climate change. Keynote speakers included renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs ("The End of Poverty") and Erna Solberg, the Prime Minister of Norway.
We were pleased to meet with sustainable development movers and shakers from all over the world, and doubly honored to be the only conference presenter featured in the Earth Institute's online magazine!
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Thanks Earth Institute and Columbia University, hope to see you again soon.