Search Results for "cradle-to-cradle"

Cradle to Cradle

Cradle to Cradle

Remaking the Way We Make Things

  • Author: William McDonough,Michael Braungart
  • Publisher: North Point Press
  • ISBN: 9781429973847
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 208
  • View: 4571
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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

Cradle to Cradle

(Patterns of the Planet)

  • Author: Michael Braungart,William McDonough
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 140702132X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 208
  • View: 3294
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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

Cradle to Cradle

Remaking the Way We Make Things

  • Author: W. Mcdonough
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books
  • ISBN: 9780613919876
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 193
  • View: 6959
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

Cradle to Cradle

Cradle to Cradle

  • Author: Barbara Jones
  • Publisher: C&t Publishing / Kansas City Star Quilts
  • ISBN: 9781935362159
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 112
  • View: 2968
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Join quilt artist Barbara Jones as she celebrates many of the milestones in a young woman's life Ao N AEmoving into her first "big girl bed," getting her braces off, getting engaged and more. Included are seven charming quilts honoring a young woman's life from her birth through the birth of her own first child."

Southern Innovator Magazine from 2012 to 2014

Southern Innovator Magazine from 2012 to 2014

A compilation of documents from the magazine's recent years

  • Author: David South, Editor and Writer
  • Publisher: DSConsulting
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 110
  • View: 5158
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Launched in May 2011, the new global magazine Southern Innovator is about the people across the global South shaping our new world, eradicating poverty and working towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). They are the innovators. Issue 1 covered the theme of mobile phones and information technology. Issue 2 covered the theme of youth and entrepreneurship. Issue 3 covered the theme of agribusiness and food security. Issue 4 covered the theme of cities and urbanization. Issue 5 covers the theme of waste and recycling. Follow the magazine on Twitter @SouthSouth1. If you would like hard copies of the magazine for distribution, then please contact the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation in New York, USA (www.southerninnovator.org). Learn about the Global South-South Development Expo here: www.southsouthexpo.org. Also contact us about opportunities to sponsor the magazine here: [email protected] Sponsors help us to print and distribute more copies.

Environmentally Responsible Design

Environmentally Responsible Design

Green and Sustainable Design for Interior Designers

  • Author: Louise Jones
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0471761311
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 432
  • View: 4988
DOWNLOAD NOW »
At last, there's an authoritative guide to help interior designers apply green- building and sustainability applications to their environments. Sustainable Interior Design expertly introduces the principles of environmentally responsible design for interior environments. This useful reference provides beginning designers and experienced professionals alike with a comprehensive survey that coverers everything from theoretical approaches to current practices. It helps designers understand the environmentally responsible approach and make design decisions that are ethical and do not harm the world?s environment.

My Native Cradle

My Native Cradle

  • Author: Al Warren
  • Publisher: Lasana Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 1892227061
  • Category: Antigua
  • Page: 149
  • View: 476
DOWNLOAD NOW »