Return and Renew
Rethinking, Redesigning to change how we operate. When we lost our connection with nature and natural life, we stopped living in flow. We can still have technology, progress and modern life and live in flow. This requires cooperation and caring for one another and our planet. Cooperation where companies come together – where people come together – everyone comes together to create lasting change. It’s happening and sometimes it seems rather slow since not everyone is participating. Some people want to and just don’t know how. So, let’s learn how to thrive and stop destroying our paradise that we call earth and teach others too.
Re-thinking Progress: The Circular Economy
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works with business, government and academia to build a framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design.
Video presented by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. There’s a world of opportunity to re-think and re-design the way we make stuff. ‘Re-Thinking Progress’ explores how through a change in perspective we can re-design the way our economy works – designing products that can be ‘made to be made again’ and powering the system with renewable energy. It questions whether with creativity and innovation we can build a restorative economy.
Circular Economy System Diagram
A circular economy seeks to rebuild capital, whether this is financial, manufactured, human, social or natural. This ensures enhanced flows of goods and services. The system diagram illustrates the continuous flow of technical and biological materials through the ‘value circle’. (Source: http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org)