If a sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, then a truly advanced technology will be indistinguishable from nature.

-Randall Clague

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Biomimicry and Sustainability Links

Biomimicry Presentation Links

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Environmental Justice Intro, Spring 2008 Social Justice Conference PPT

Emergence of Sustainable Technologies PPT

Emergent Systems http://www.emergentsystems.com

Sustainability Institute

Biomimicry (Janine Benyus)

Pax Scientific

Cradle-to-Cradle Design (McDonough & Braungart)

Herman Miller Mirra Chair

Steelcase Think Chair

Interface Flooring Systems (Entropy Carpets)

Ocean Arks International (Nancy Jack Todd & John Todd – Living Machines)

ZERI: Zero Emissions Research & Initiatives (Gunter Pauli)

Gaviotas: It Takes a Village to Save the World

Friends of Gaviotas

Apollo Alliance (10 years to US independence from oil imports)

Bioneers (annual gathering for “visionary and practical solutions for restoring the earth”) http://www.bioneers.org

Rocky Mountain Institute (Amory Lovins)

Global Ideas Bank (a place to share ideas for social innovations)

WorldChanging: Tools, Models and Ideas for Building a Bright Green Future

A recent article about constructal theory and how biology can improve models for flow in engineering practice: "Going with the Flow" R. Bliwise, Duke Magazine Sept-Oct 2007

Sustainability bookmarks on del.icio.us

activism | bikes | climate change | community | design | development | education | energy | environment | future | policy | technology | transportation | urban

Slideshow and Species Card Photos

Erik Peterson, Michelle Y. Merrill, Gary Merrill, pdphoto.org

Life: A Journey Through Time (included in "From Sumatra to Santa Cruz: Fathoming the heart of sustainability", 17 October 2007 presentation)

Password Protected Powerpoint shows:

Environmental Justice Intro, Spring 2008 Social Justice Conference PPT

Emergence of Sustainable Technologies PPT

Benyus J. 1997. Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. New York: HarperCollins Publishers Inc.

Brown LR. 2003. Plan B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble. New York: W.W. Norton & Company

Eisler R. 2007. The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics. Berrett-Koehler ISBN#781576753880

Gunderson LH, Holling CS (eds).  2002.  Panarchy: Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems.  Washington, DC: Island Press

Harding, S. 2006. Animate Earth: Science, Intuition and Gaia. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Co.

Hawken P. 2007. Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming. Viking ISBN#9780670038527

Jones V. 2008. The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems. HarperCollins ISBN#9780061350758

Kelly E. 2006. Powerful Times: Rising to the Challenge of Our Uncertain World. Wharton ISBN#0131855204

Kiuchi T, Shireman B. 2002.  What We Learned in the Rainforest: Business Lessons from Nature.  San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Kunstler JH. 2006. The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century. Grove/Atlantic ISBN#9780802142498

Macy J, Brown MY. 1998. Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World.  Stony Creek CT: New Society Publishers

McDonough W, Braungart M. 2002. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. New York: North Point Press

McKibben B. 2007. Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future. Times Books ISBN#9780805076264

Orr DW. 1994. Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect. Washington, DC: Island Press

Pauli G. 2004. 'Out of the Box' ZERI Management Stories. Observatory, S. Africa: Future Managers (Pty) Ltd.

Pauli G. 1998. Upsizing: The Road to Zero Emissions, More Jobs, More Income and No Pollution. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing

Stephen, A (ed). 2006. WorldChanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century. New York: Abrams ISBN#9780810930957

Stone, M, Barlow, Z (eds). 2005. Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books

Todd NJ, Todd J. 1993. From Eco-Cities to Living Machines. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books

Weisman A. 1998. Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World. White River Junction, Vermont: Chelsea Green Publishing Company



"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."
--R. Buckminster Fuller

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Cabrillo Student Clubs
* Cabrillo Sustainability Council
* Cabrillo Permaculture Club
* Cabrillo Bike CoOp
* Cabrillo CalPIRG

EcoCruz is a portal for Santa Cruz County organizations and events

My Top 7 Outside Sustainability Links:

  1. WorldChanging
  2. Grist
  3. WiserEarth
  4. Apollo Alliance
  5. Biomimicry
  6. Bioneers

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