This short, informal slide lecture explores why “sustainability” isn’t working well, and why regenerative ecological design is a much more promising approach.
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“Sustainability” isn’t working because it’s a dull, technocratic idea, based on the principle of maintaining the status quo.
By contrast, regenerative ecological design inspires us to aim higher, and to restore the health, beauty, and vibrant flourishing of the Earth’s living systems, so that we leave the world in a better condition for our children and future generations.
This talk was given by David Fideler at the Green Drinks meeting in Sarajevo on November 15, 2016. David is the author of the book Restoring the Soul of the World and editor of the Cosmopolis Project website.
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Organizations and Books Mentioned in This Talk
- Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus
- Biomimicry Institute
- The Cosmopolis Project
- John Todd (John Todd Ecological Design and Ocean Arks International)
- Living Building Challenge
- Restoring the Soul of the World: Our Living Bond with Nature’s Intelligence by David Fideler
- Rocky Mountain Institute