Posts in Environment
Michael Braungart | Why Less Bad Isn't Better

When we focus on the 'efficient' use of materials and resources, we are burying our heads in the sand. Matt argues that we need a conscientious approach to design, so that everything we take from nature either goes back to nature (in a biological cycle) or is up-cycled into further products (the technical cycle).

There is no such thing as "waste" in this picture - only resources which we can redeploy forever. Then human consumption becomes good for the planet.

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Aubrey Meyer | Do More Of Less

Aubrey talks about contraction & Convergence. It's a response to the objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It is a rational, science-based global framework to share the removal of CO2 emissions globally at a rate where we solve the problem of climate change faster than we are creating it.

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Cary Fowler | Noah's Ark For Seeds

Cary has been profiled by CBS 60 Minutes and the New Yorker, is the author of several books on the subject of plant genetic resources and more than 75 articles on the topic in agriculture, law, and development journals.

His career in the conservation and use of crop diversity spans 30 years, he is currently Chair of the International Advisory Council of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and Executive Director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust.

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