Past Event

Just Enough: Lessons in Living Green from Traditional Japan

Tue, Jun 29 2010 - 6:00pm

Just Enough: Lessons in Living Green from Traditional Japan

Azby Brown, Author; Architect; Professor; Director, KIT Future Design Institute, Tokyo

A glimpse into Japan’s past teaches that “just enough” may be the key to going green. Brown takes us behind the scenes, revealing the complex and ingenious techniques that put Japanese traditional life in harmony with nature. Around 200 years ago, during the Edo period, the Japanese confronted the same issues that society faces now – energy, water, materials, food and population. The way they found to resolve these issues was to take “just enough” from the world. Come learn about a mentality that can serve as a blueprint for greener living today. 

MLF: Asia-Pacific Affairs
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost:
$12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID), $12 Japan/Asia Society members (must call 415 597-6705 to get this rate)
Also know: In association with the Japan Society of Northern California and the Asia Society Northern California
Program Organizers: Lillian Nakagawa and Cynthia Miyashita