Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Status of Global Warming

Since the 1997 international accord to fight global warming, climate change has worsened and accelerated — beyond some of the grimmest of warnings made back then.

Read the article to see what has been happening since then.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Biomimicry Pioneer, Janine Benyus, PopTech Talk 2004

Champion of the Earth honoree and biomimicry pioneer Janine Benyus has transformed the way we think about innovation and design. Benyus challenges us to study nature’s best ideas, then imitate its designs and processes to solve some of our greatest human challenges.

View the video of her PopTech talk.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Architect William McDonough at TED 2005

This is a great talk by William McDonough at TED in 2005. He believes that green design can prevent environmental disaster -- while also driving economic growth. He champions “cradle to cradle” design that considers the full life cycle of a product, from its creation with sustainable materials to a recycled afterlife. In 2002 he co-wrote Cradle to Cradle. (The book itself is printed on recyclable plastic.)

View the talk he gave at TED

Monday, November 9, 2009

Biomimicry For Green Design (A How-To)

This is a great article by Jeremy Faludi explaining how to use biomimicry for design. He describes the biomimetic approach and gives a comprehensive list of priciples. He lists reference material that are must-reads.

Read the article.