Published on February 20, 2014
Image: Rafael Gershon Glückstern Lessons from Nature
Imagen: John Beales Imagen: NightThree
Image: Javier Hermoso de Mendoza
Natural systems Human systems Waste = Resources Wastes = Toxics Solar energy, local resources MulBfuncBonal Fossil fuels, global resources MonofuncBonal Diverse Monospeciﬁc OpBmize Maximize
Bullet train Imagen: Harry Mitchell
Beat, heat and treat: wasBng 96% of the energy
Which chemical elements do we use?
How nature works? water cycle Oxygen cycle Carbon cycle Nitrogen cycle
Linear economy (traditional) Circular economy Dispose Take Biological nutrients Technical nutrients Mixture of nutrients Toxics Make living organisms Source: McDonough & Braungart (2002)
Cardboard to caviar: the ABLE project
Manure Sludge Restaurants Willows Heat Fish Farm Organically -‐ Sturgeon enriched -‐ Local ﬁsh water
Zero-‐waste urban farming: ‘Biospheric project’, ‘Polydome’ & ‘Bright farms’
-‐ Greenhouse -‐ Polyculture -‐ Supermarket -‐ Restaurant -‐ Renewable engergies
Nike Considering Ford U EcociBes in China Puma InCycle
Michael Pawlyn Janine Benyus Michael Braungart Gunter Pauli William McDonough Ellen MacArthur
NATURE to build and inspire a brighter USING INSIGHTS FROM future Spanish Team: Juan Diego López Giraldo Enrique Fuster Espinosa Cayetano Gutiérrez Pérez Ángel Silvente Ortega Cayetano Gutiérrez Cánovas Participan: www.lessonsfromnature.org/es
Nature principles solar income, local resources mulTple beneﬁts waste=food opTmize adaptaTon diversity strengthen
Inspire Challenge and engage students Cardboard to caviar / teams in nature / zero-‐waste economy? Discover Discover nature principles -‐ Why does nature use a subset of chemical elements? -‐ Why ecosystems mostly rely on solar energy and local resources -‐ Why don’t exist bins in nature? Understand Comparing natural and human systems -‐ How we/nature make stuﬀ -‐ How we/nature organize tasks Apply -‐ How many kilometers take your food to reach your house? What happen in nature? Applying insights from nature to common problems -‐ How can we run a farm without oil -‐ Can we redesign buildings to get more funcAons? -‐ Transport without fossil fuels? -‐ How can we produce zero-‐waste clothing
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