Geoff Manaugh interviews Architect Ed Mazria about his efforts to promote ecological literacy and his challenge to the architecture and planning community to stop climate change.
"Last year, Ed Mazria and his New Mexico-based non-profit organization, Architecture 2030, revealed that architecture -- or the building sector, more generally -- is the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions, worldwide. To help prevent 'catastrophic' climate change, then, the building sector must become carbon neutral. Reaching that state before the year 2030 is what Mazria has dubbed the 2030 Challenge."
[Manaugh talks with] "Mazria about climate change, sustainable design, and carbon neutrality; about the present state, and future direction, of architectural education; about suburban development, Wal-Mart, and SUVs; and about the 2030 Challenge itself."