Professor Susan Krumdieck, Mechanical Engineering lecturer at Canterbury University, has started a movement. A movement called Transition Engineering. Susan recognised the role and responsibility of engineers in working toward a world without fossil fuel, and formed a community committed to facilitating that transition. She suggests the work engineers undertake is about meeting requirements, getting things to work, and realising their benefits to people – a focus she believes should be applied to the environment.
Leading up to the Paris Climate Talks late last year last year, Susan ran a series of workshops with Uni students worldwide. The series, Ideas Beyond Targets, challenged them to find solutions for the seemingly impossible climate issues we are facing. Susan advocates community as a place where people understand, support and believe in something. She also explored the very real concern of regenerating communities following the destruction of traditional ones.