Is there another way to keep comfortable in our homes, offices, and cars without air conditioning? Can we keep our beer cold without warming the planet? Refrigerants are the number one cause of greenhouse gases and, as our population grows, the demand for air conditioning and refrigeration is spiking along with it.

Nature is the best model we have for sustainable, regenerative solutions to global warming. Join 99% Invisible, the Biomimicry Institute, global design/engineering firm HOK, and DJ Spooky as they offer their insights, examples, plans, and strategies for a cooler world, using nature as a guide.

Doors open at 6:30 PM

This event is free of charge. There will be a cash bar available.

About the presenters:

Emmett FitzGerald is a producer at 99% Invisible, a podcast about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.

Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, is a composer, multimedia artist, and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues.

Sean Quinn is the director of Performance Design and Impact at HOK, a global architecture, engineering, and planning firm, which integrates environmental performance standards into planning and design solutions for the natural and built environment.

Beth Rattner is the executive director of the Biomimicry Institute, a non-profit that provides innovators around the world with ways to learn and practice biomimicry, or nature-inspired design, to create a more resilient future.

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