Interested in members' views on the extent to which environmental sustainability is or could / should be considered within day to day professional life as an engineer:
In addition to "greening" your daily working life (choosing lower-carbon / lower-energy modes of transport to work or on business travel for example), or lowering the daily carbon footprint in other ways, do you also:
engineer products, services or projects which are directly focussed on sustainability / carbon reduction / renewable / recycling ?
pay attention to the whole life carbon footprint of your project during creation, operation and disposal ?
explore additional secondary sustainability benefits which your project might deliberately or inadvertently bring, for example by being applied in adjacent domains ?
If no to any of the above, what barriers do you feel stand in the way of creating greater sustainability and climate change resilience, through your work as a professional engineer ? Are there any other dimensions of an engineer's work which could impact on sustainability and climate change resilience ?
Interested in any thoughts and debate this post might stimulate.
Erik MacEachern BSc(Hons) PGDip MIET