Posted on Feb 18, 2011
Michael Pawlyn explains the genius in nature that we could use to achieve factor 100 savings in resources. Three big changes we need:
Ideas from nature can allow us to reduce resource requirements. The Eden Project created a massive greenhouse with alternative materials to glass that made the entire structure weigh less than the air inside.
We could transform the waste in cities to a closed loop resource recycling process. Cycles of food, waste and energy can be combined to transform linear systems into closed loop systems. Sahara greenhouse projects are find ways to de-salinate sea water, including the damaging waste from desalination plants, in order to create resources and reverse desertification.