Purposeful Young Professionals
This is a place where individuals and groups can be in communication around imagining and designing what a good future would be like, rather than one trying to be a little less bad.
Latest Activity: May 12
Intention and design chemistry for good, not for less harm.
If sustainability is a thin line, with the thinking that humans are 'separate from nature', causing less harm and efficiency on linear processes on one side, and a humans part of nature, a restorative approach, effective healthy cyclical systems on the other...
Can we move ourselves and our systems across the line?
What causes an idea whose time has come?
Design as a way of approaching the world rather than a discipline. This forum is therefore open to all- who want play play a role in growing good.
The term has been popularised by Bill McDonough and Michael Braungart through their book of the same name and their work.
As some introduction to Cradle to Cradle:
Michael Braungart's spoke at the 2008 Better By Design Summit in Auckland to over 300 executives. To watch his talk click here. You can also see media coverage including interview of speakers including Janine Benyus (Biomimicry) at the Summit on this google document.
Bill McDonough has a great 20min TED talk that Nick has already posted up in intersect's videos.
Click below to see the write up of the Better By Design Summit by the 5 young designers/citizens that Intersect helped get there with the support from Better By Design and Interface Carpets.
Better by Design CEO Summit Intersect Writeup.pdf
Some languaging to explore:
Wordle - Cradle to Cradle Terminology.pdf
This is a place to explore these concepts, where we might see them taking hold in NZ.
Started by Carl Chenery May 21, 2009.
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Started by Carl Chenery May 12, 2009.
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