Where is the best place to start a constructive conversation about topics in sustainable design and manufacturing within the Nature community?

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Chris D. McCoy on Dec 28, 2017 • 1 answer
The design and manufacture of any physical good or product can have significant impacts on our triple bottom line (economic, social and environmental impacts). I'd like to know where some of the best discussions are happening online about these topics. I'll share my own findings with you all soon.

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Thank you for the question, it might help us find many new resources! I would be very interested in what the rest of the community will have to say about it.

Most online discussions that I have seen on topics related to sustainability happen on researchgate, although they usually focus on explaining or clarifying established concepts to new research field members.
(Here is an example:
https://www.researchgate.net/post/Limitations_of_the_present_sustainability_and_energy_efficiency_discussion)

Otherwise, it seems that most of the discussion is not online but, naturally, on conferences like AGU for all climate change-related science( https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2017/), or more topical discussions like in ASABE on agriculture (http://www.asabemeetings.org) or ECO-BIO on bioeconomy (https://www.elsevier.com/events/conferences/eco-bio).

With best wishes,
Veronika Vazhnik

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Veronika Vazhnik on Dec 28, 2017