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UHC Lecture Series 2009 7) Independence Day

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 · 7:00 PM

7. Independence Day 2009

Lecturer: Michael Repkin, Repkin Biosystems
Date/time: Wednesday, July 1 at 7:00pm
Location: Budlong Woods Branch of the Chicago Public Library
5630 N. Lincoln, Chicago, Illinois 60659

Lecture summary

Back by popular demand, UHC President Michael Repkin presents the followup to his 2008 lecture, in the context of our current eco-situation.

As we move forward into a new reality, we must find new ways to create
resilient independent systems to provide ourselves and our loved ones with
life support. People are looking for ways to be less dependent on
traditional water, energy and food sources and this discussion will address
these concerns and provide opportunities for action.

One way to ensure an abundance of resources is to examine our interaction with these resources. Michael Repkin will provide an overview of human life support, the 2175 concept and will discuss the SWEN model of resource analysis.

Speaker biography

Repkin is an ecological designer and researcher specializing in biological resource recovery and sustainable food production. He led young students in projects that focus on human life support systems and technologies for five years in Chicago.

While serving in the Army, his assignments included laboratory positions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.

He is also President of Repkin Biosystems, Inc., a company “dedicated to enabling customers with the tools that are needed to provide human life support utilizing biological processes, and methods that are compatible with living systems”.

Michael Repkin is one of the co-founders of Urban Habitat Chicago.


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