College & Community Lecture Series - Godo Stoyke
The GP College & Community Lecture Series presents Godo Stoyke.
Lecture Topic: Carbon Busting for Fun & Profit
Room D208 7:30 pm
Join award-winning presenter Godo Stoyke, author of The Carbon Charter, on a fact-filled and entertaining look at how leading businesses, communities and citizens are slowing climate change and making money. Find out how carbon constraints and vanishing fossil fuel sources are redefining the business climate of the next 20 years and how innovative companies and individuals are leap-frogging the current energy-intensive paradigm and turning problems into business opportunities.
- DuPont's "dematerialization of society" and ING's super-efficient and productive Amsterdam headquarters building provide creative solutions for meeting 21st century challenges
- typical households can save up to $17,800 in energy costs over 5 years and cut carbon emissions by up to 73%
- a new zero-carbon residential development south of Edmonton plans to become a net exporter of energy
- a city saved itself from bankruptcy by providing free public transit
- Walmart is making $200 million a year from garbage
Godo Stoyke is an award-winning environmental researcher and presenter with a Master of Science degree from the University of Alberta. Godo is a lead designer for zero carbon buildings and community infrastructure, integrated eco-industrial design, zero carbon retrofit recommendations, and entity based greenhouse gas management strategies. He is president of Carbon Busters (www.carbonbusters.org), a sustainability consultancy focusing on energy efficiency, green and zero carbon design, sustainability strategy, and environmental education. His company has been assisting commercial enterprises, school boards and municipalities in Canada, the US and Europe to reduce their carbon and ecological footprints since 1993, specializing in cost-effective solutions that create new revenue streams for its clients.
Through its self-funding energy program alone, Carbon Busters has saved its clients over 74 million kilograms of C02 and over $24 million in utility bills. Godo has been living in an off-grid solar powered home near Edmonton Alberta for the last 19 years with his wife Shanthu and son Calan, and has cut his heating and water consumption by over 50%, gasoline consumption by 63%, and power consumption by 93%. Godo has studied advanced sustainable building designs in Canada, the US, Mexico, England, Germany and Sweden, and is currently designing a zero carbon community near Edmonton, Alberta, featuring 260 zero carbon homes and businesses. He has been a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional registered with the US Green Building Council since 2004, and is founder and president of the Livia Stoyke Charitable Foundation (livia.ca). Godo is a sought-after lecturer and has appeared on nearly 700 radio and television shows. Godo’s second book The Carbon Buster’s Home Energy Handbook was selected as a ”Book that makes a difference” by Sustainable Future in April of 2007. His third book, The Carbon Charter describes the world's most innovative municipal and state initiatives towards a zero carbon society (New Society Publishers, August 2009). Godo was selected as one of 50 green Canadians making a difference by Green Living Magazine in 2008.