Cradle to Cradle

Remaking the Way We Make Things

Author: William McDonough

Publisher: North Point Press

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Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 797

A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as this provocative, visionary book argues, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to the Industrial Revolution and casts off as much as 90 percent of the materials it uses as waste, much of it toxic. Why not challenge the notion that human industry must inevitably damage the natural world? In fact, why not take nature itself as our model? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we do not consider its abundance wasteful but safe, beautiful, and highly effective; hence, "waste equals food" is the first principle the book sets forth. Products might be designed so that, after their useful life, they provide nourishment for something new-either as "biological nutrients" that safely re-enter the environment or as "technical nutrients" that circulate within closed-loop industrial cycles, without being "downcycled" into low-grade uses (as most "recyclables" now are). Elaborating their principles from experience (re)designing everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, William McDonough and Michael Braungart make an exciting and viable case for change.

Cradle to Cradle

(Patterns of the Planet)

Author: Michael Braungart

Publisher: Random House

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 317

Recycling is good, isn’t it? In this visionary book, chemist Michael Braungart and architect William McDonough challenge this status quo and put forward a manifesto for an intriguing and radically different philosophy of environmentalism. "Reduce, reuse, recycle”. This is the standard “cradle to grave” manufacturing model dating back to the Industrial Revolution that we still follow today. In this thought-provoking read, the authors propose that instead of minimising waste, we should be striving to create value. This is the essence of Cradle to Cradle: waste need not to exist at all. By providing a framework of redesign of everything from carpets to corporate campuses, McDonough and Braungart make a revolutionary yet viable case for change and for remaking the way we make things.

Cradle to Cradle

Remaking the Way We Make Things

Author: W. Mcdonough

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 193

View: 432

A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. As William McDonough and Michael Braungart argue in their provocative, visionary book, however, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to the Industrial Revolution and casts off as much as 90 percent of the materials it uses as waste, much of it toxic. Why not challenge the notion that human industry must inevitably damage the natural world, they ask. In fact, why not take nature itself as our model? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we do not consider its abundance wasteful but safe, beautiful, and highly effective; hence, "waste equals food" is the first principle the book sets forth. Products might be designed so that, after their useful life, they provide nourishment for something new-either as "biological nutrients" that safely re-enter the environment or as "technical nutrients" that circulate within closed-loop industrial cycles, without being "downcycled" into low-grade uses (as most "recyclables" now are). Elaborating their principles from experience (re)designing everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, the authors make an exciting and viable case for change.

Waste

An Inspiring Documentary on the Cradle to Cradle Design Concept of the Chemist Michael Braungart and the Architect William McDonough

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Category:

Page: 995

View: 846

The Upcycle

Beyond Sustainability--Designing for Abundance

Author: William McDonough

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 112

From the authors of Cradle to Cradle, we learn what's next: The Upcycle The Upcycle is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Cradle to Cradle, one of the most consequential ecological manifestoes of our time. Now, drawing on the green living lessons gained from 10 years of putting the Cradle to Cradle concept into practice with businesses, governments, and ordinary people, William McDonough and Michael Braungart envision the next step in the solution to our ecological crisis: We don't just use or reuse and recycle resources with greater effectiveness, we actually improve the natural world as we live, create, and build. For McDonough and Braungart, the questions of resource scarcity and sustainability are questions of design. They are practical-minded visionaries: They envision beneficial designs of products, buildings, and business practices—and they show us these ideas being put to use around the world as everyday objects like chairs, cars, and factories are being reimagined not just to sustain life on the planet but to grow it. It is an eye-opening, inspiring tour of our green future as it unfolds in front of us. The Upcycle is as ambitious as such classics as Rachel Carson's Silent Spring—but its mission is very different. McDonough and Braungart want to turn on its head our very understanding of the human role on earth: Instead of protecting the planet from human impact, why not redesign our activity to improve the environment? We can have a beneficial, sustainable footprint. Abundance for all. The goal is within our reach.

Carolina Cradle

Settlement of the Northwest Carolina Frontier, 1747-1762

Author: Robert W. Ramsey

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 251

View: 652

This account of the settlement of one segment of the North Carolina frontier--the land between the Yadkin and Catawba rivers--examines the process by which the piedmont South was populated. Through its ingenious use of hundreds of sources and documents, R

The Bamboo Cradle

A Jewish Father's Story

Author: Avraham Schwartzbaum

Publisher: Feldheim Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 602

My Native Cradle

Author: Al Warren

Publisher: Lasana Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Antigua

Page: 149

View: 124

The Cradle of Humankind

Author: David Fleminger

Publisher: 30° South Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 142

View: 818

Let Southbound take you back to where we came from—The Cradle of Humankind in the Magaliesberg region of the Gauteng and North West provinces of South Africa and uncover the myths and intricacies of our species in this delightfully entertaining and informative guide. * Ta-dah! Introducing the ancestral cast- Mrs. Ples (or is that Mr.?), the Taung child, Little Foot … and a host of fossil extras and where they hung out—the caves of Sterkfontein, Kromdraai and Swartkranz * Then digging ‘em all up—Raymond Dart, Robert Broom, Ron Clarke, Lee Burger et al * History of the area and the people, the fauna and flora * Detailed maps, color photographs, route guides * Comprehensive listings for travellers of places to go, things to see, and accommodation

The Cradle of Life

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Author: Dave Stern

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 559

Within the long-lost Temple of Luna, built by Alexander the Great to store his most valuable possessions, Lara Croft discovers a device that leads the way to the deadliest artifact of all time: the legendary Pandora's Box. Hidden for centuries in a place known to the pharaohs as "the cradle of life," the box that once brought life to Earth now contains only a lethal plague. Unfortunately for Lara, a ruthless bioterrorist has uncovered the existence of this weapon as well. The only person who can help Lara get to the box first is a former Royal Marine -- once Britain's finest soldier and now an immoral mercenary who sells his deadly skills to the highest bidder. Once Lara trusted her heart to Terry Sheridan. Now she's not sure if she dares to turn her back on him. With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Lara Croft must trust Sheridan once again. And watch him closely, lest he betray her -- and civilization itself -- one last, catastrophic time.