Lynne goes on to talk about the new plan for this arising problem. Architect, Ed Mazria, wants to find the best way to apply sustainability towards buildings and he envisioned how to attack it by creating what he calls the 2030 challenge. The 2030 challenge is his latest idea which hopes to eliminate the use of carbon and products in buildings that cause global warming by the year 2030. Mazria knows that at least 50% of carbon has to be eliminated immediately, but his goals are that by 2010--60%, 2015--70%, and so on. This idea of the 2030 challenge was adopted by the AIA and named the AIA 2030 and is being supported by ASHRAE, IESNA, USBGC, and DOE. 2030 challenge argues that all buildings need to be carbon-neutral. It will be hard to get there, but it will be well worth the struggle.
Lynne then informed the audience that there are many resources on the UNCG website that anyone can go to to learn more about this 2030 concept and more about the goals and ways of eliminating carbon throughout buildings. The future holds for us a more climate-friendly environment if only everyone was educated on global warming and similar issues such of sustainability. Lynne then concluded with the quote,
"For the world is not painted or adorned, but is from the beginning beautiful; and God has not made some beautiful things but Beauty is the creator of the universe." ---Ralph Waldo Emerson