Just watched ‘11th hour’ on channel 4. Brilliant – great to see some optimism about what can we be done as well as a rather depressing reality check on the current state of our global ecosystems.
My favourite contributer from this film was a guy called William McDonough who talks about re-inventing design away from ‘cradle to grave’ (ie we chuck it away) to ‘cradle to cradle’ – I read this book on Vorovoro, and if your interested in design then you’ll love this. You can even read the book underwater as it isn’t made from a tree.
“Why can’t buildings be modeled on trees?”
“Why can’t cities be modeled on forests?”
Mcdonough at TED > http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/104
Cradle to Cradle > http://www.mcdonough.com/cradle_to_cradle.htm
Re-building communities sustainably IS the way forward. So what are we going to do about it?