C2c Part II
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C2c Part II
SustainabilityCofCFall 20111VideoWilliam McDonough introduces C2C Part 12VideoWilliam McDonough introduces C2C Part 23VideoWilliam McDonough introduces C2C Part 34VideoWilliam McDonough introduces C2C Part 45Ch 6: Eco-Effectiveness into PracticeFinal questions posed:How can we support and perpetuate the rights of all living things to share in a world of abundance? (can be taken many ways)How can we love the children of all species not just our own for all time?Imagine what a world of prosperity and health would look like in the future, and begin designing for it now.What would it mean to become, once again, native to this place Earth the home of all our relations?This is going to take us all, and it is going to take forever. But then, thats the point.
6Ch 4: Waste = Food
Jardim Gramacho 7Ch 4: Waste = FoodBlames industry for altering the natural equilibrium. P 92Throw away products have become the norm. p. 97Landfills contaminate, waste or lose too many valuable nutrients. P. 99Sewage no longer carries just human biological waste it caries numerous hazardous chemicals that disrupt or destroy or mutate many natural cycles in our water resources and farm lands. P. 101 Need to rethink the flow.
8Ch 4: Waste = FoodThe notion of a closed system of the Earth (mass) and sun (energy) and nothing goes in or out of the system. Whatever is naturally here is all we have. Basic elements are finite and valuable.
If our systems contaminate Earths biological mass and continue to throw away technical nutrients (such as metals) or render them useless, we will indeed live in a world of limits, where production and consumption are restrained, and the Earth will literally become a grave.
If humans are to survive we will have to learn to imitate natures highly effective C2C system P. 103
Two metabolisms biological and technical9Ch 4: Waste = FoodTechnical nutrients and the notion of products of service are introduced. pp. 109 to 115.
No elegant examples of complete success at this as was the case for the wheelchair seat yet. Carpet, TVs, automobiles are the focus of innovation in this section. Henry Fords model T with the crate as floor boards, packaging like rice husks used then t make bricks, etc.
We are not there for most products for the foreseeable future. Suggest using parking lots to store unmarketable materials until ways to redesign them or new uses for them can be engineered running shoe soles, PET, PVC, etc.
10Ch 4: Waste = FoodDefinition of insanity repeated then followed by this: Negligence has been described as doing the same thing over and over again even though you know its dangerous, stupid or wrong. Now that we know, its time for a change. Negligence starts tomorrow. p. 117
11Ch 5: Respect DiversityNotion of fitting rather than fittest. Fitting-est implies an energetic and material engagement with place and an interdependent relationship to it. P. 121
All sustainability is local like politics. P. 123
By seeing sustainability as both a local and a global event, we can understand that just as it is not viable to poison local water and air with waste; it is equally unacceptable to send it downstream, or to ship it overseas to other, less regulated shores. P. 125
12Ch 5: Respect DiversityNet zero does not mean isolated off-grid. Contribute to traditional sources eco-efficient transitional while new technologies and sources of generation emerge. Lots of mini-generators more efficient.
Oddly enough, professional architects seem to get by without understanding the basic principles that inspired ancient buildings and architecture orientations. P. 13013Ch 5: Respect Diversityeco-efficiency in service to a larger vision, not as a goal itself. P. 131
Eco-effective design demands a coherent set of principles based on natures laws and the opportunity for constant diversity of expression.
What goes for aesthetics goes for needs, which vary with ecological, economic and cultural circumstances not to mention personal preferences.
14Ch 5: Respect DiversityQuestions on page 145 for considerations:
What has worked in the past, present and what will work in the future?What kind of world do we intend and how might we design things in keeping with that vision?What will a sustainable global commerce look like 10 or even 100 years in the future? How can our products help to create and sustain it, so that future generations are enriched by what we make, not tyrannized by hazards and waste?What can we do now to begin the process of industrial re-evolution?
15Ch 5: Respect DiversitySmith every man working for his own self interest will be led by an invisible hand to promote the public good. Free market almost divine and highly dependent on a moral producer. Not consistent with reality
Marx everything belongs to the state meant t address the need for equity and sharing of wealth. Capitalism often ignored the needs of the worker but communism also failed in that regard because the individual was trivialized. 16% of the former Soviet Union is unfit for habitation due to hazardous waste. P. 148
16Fishers 3 QuestionsWhat is Sustainability?
What problems can sustainability address?
What should sustainability and sustainable communities look like?Ch 6: Eco-Effectiveness into PracticeFive steps to eco-effectiveness:Get free of known culpritsFollow informed personal preferences ask manufacturers questions, tack carpet rather than glue it, etc. People do not want nor maintain ugly buildings.Create a passive positive list list X, gray and P lists of constituents.Activate the positive list.Reinvent start over again circular signal your intentions string commitments to change for the better
Process: the stages have to be formulated as stages of design (in stead of redesign), being analysis, synthesis and detail design in short.
18Ch 6: Substance EvalX List substances that must be phased out, such as carcinogens and mutagens.
Gray List problematic substances that are not so urgently in need of phasing out
P List the "positive" list, substances actively defined as safe for use