WHETHER IT WAS COMING FROM YOUR HIGH SCHOOL GEOMETRY TEACHER, your dad, or your college professor, we’ve all been faced with a “tough problem” from time to time. I have memories of sitting through a long dissertation on how to solve for some angle (I love geometry), and then the “practice problems” come, and they look nothing like those for which I’d prepared.
Apprehensively, I would then ask, “How in the world I am supposed to solve this when it looks nothing like what I’d been preparing for”. My instructor’s response— “Let’s work the problem” always meant that a solution was imminent, as long as I stayed focused.
That’s what we learned about in at the Orlando Sustainability Symposium. Green Builder Media put together an impressive list of speakers that rolled up their sleeves and helped provide some real solutions for the new “perceived” challenges that we face.