Sustainability

Shell Energy Scenarios to 2050

Shell Energy Scenarios to 2050

Shell is famous for it’s ability to develop plausible scenarios for the future.  We have gained a lot of insight from their work as we help our clients plan for the future.  From Shell’s website: “Shell uses scenarios to explore the future. Our scenarios are not mechanical forecasts. They recognise that people hold beliefs and […]

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Using Nature as a Metaphor for Solving Humanity’s Problems

Using Nature as a Metaphor for Solving Humanity’s Problems

There are many examples where nature has solved problems in a way that might provide ideas for solving humanity’s economic, environmental and social challenges. One very popular example in architecture is how termites develop their living environment to include “air conditioning” by virtue of structural design. Here is a video of that solution: Termite World – Life in the Undergrowth – BBC Attenborough   […]

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Tomorrow’s Child Poem

Tomorrow’s Child Poem

Ray Anderson read this poem during his TED conference talk regarding sustainability. Tomorrow’s Child © Glenn Thomas Without a name; an unseen face and knowing not your time nor place Tomorrow’s Child, though yet unborn, I met you first last Tuesday morn. A wise friend introduced us two, and through his sobering point of view […]

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Ray Anderson on the business logic of sustainability

Ray Anderson on the business logic of sustainability

Ray Anderson is founder and chairman of Interface Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet for commercial and residential applications and a leading producer of commercial broadloom and commercial fabrics. He is “known in environmental circles for his advanced and progressive stance on industrial ecology and sustainability.”1 Since 1995, he has reduced Interface’s waste […]

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