Quotes for regenerators

Quotes are like lanterns on a hillside – guiding lights that remind me that this is a journey that millions of humans are already on. On humans and “logic”… “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results” Variously attributed to Einstein and Mark Twain The human mind does not run on logic any more than …

Planet of the Regenerators

Planet of the Regenerators

I watched the “documentary” Planet of the Humans last week at the request of one of my Climactic Collective friends. [Truthfully, it was such a bitter, heavy, out-of-date disappointment that I probably actually eyeballed three quarters of it, dipping in and out as I searched for something (anything!) that was current, relevant and constructive. ] It was so right and …

Business – a wholly owned subsidiary of Nature

This is the seventh in a series of posts exploring the growing opportunities of strategic sustainability.  The first summarised 10 hidden opportunities and the second explored 4 levels of sustainability strategy.   Then we started to explore the opportunities.  First up was “The trap of one-way business thinking“.  Second was delivering value rather than volume. The third looked at new thinking about production. The fourth was …

Plastic upcycled into road surfaces

The book that turned me on to Regenerative Business was Natural Capitalism (it’s free to download and I strongly recommend Chapter 1 The Next Industrial Revolution ) One of the key challenges of Natural Capitalism was to achieve a Factor 10 improvement in resource efficiency – to use 1/10th of the resources used by 20th century Industrial processes. That’s a …

Cradle to Cradle

Optimise systems – don’t just maximise processes

This is the sixth in a series of posts exploring the growing opportunities of strategic sustainability.  The first summarised 10 hidden opportunities and the second explored 4 levels of sustainability strategy.   Then we started to explore the opportunities.  First up was “The trap of one-way business thinking“.  Then we discussed delivering value rather than volume and looked at new thinking …

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Local government – potential One Planet world-changers

I’ve never really been convinced that national government policy change is sufficient to deal with global warming.  Any action they take is a long way away from the people designing, building and delivering the products and services we use every day. I’ve found local and regional action to be extraordinary – and the development of the One Planet Cities program …

What “should” you do about global warming?

An expert, informed opinion is always useful – so here’s one I discovered recently. Paul Hawken has been working on deeply sustainable business since the 1990s. His list of achievements is massive. His most recent project was the first ever research into REVERSING global warming with existing, scalable technology. At the end of a detailed (and awesome) podcast about the …

Beyond soap and steam – smarter, cleaner, fairer

This is the fifth in a series of posts exploring the growing opportunities of strategic sustainability.  The first summarised 10 hidden opportunities and the second explored 4 levels of sustainability strategy.   Then we started to explore the opportunities.  First up was “The trap of one-way business thinking“.  Then we discussed delivering value rather than volume. Today we look at new …

Meet the bottom up revolutionaries of Yackandandah

An emerging regenerative region In country Victoria, near the split city of Albury/Wodonga, sits the electorate of Indi.  Within it is the rural village of Yackandandah.  I know “Yack” because I have family there – it’s a small community, but it’s a community with a capital “C”. This isn’t a secret or something particularly new – it’s well known in …

Smart reforestation with drones

One of the key messages from Project Drawdown’s research is that human ingenuity has been at work for decades developing solutions for global warming. “millions of people care about this and are trying things – engineers, inventors, people on the land, people on the ocean are inventing extraordinary means to reduce emissions and sequester carbon” -Paul Hawken, Executive Director, Project …

Value Service

Value beats volume for smart business growth

This is the fourth in a series of posts exploring the growing opportunities of strategic sustainability.  The first summarised 10 hidden opportunities and the second explored 4 levels of sustainability strategy.   Then we started to explore the opportunities.  First up was “The trap of one-way business thinking“.  Today we’re talking volume vs value. Business performance has traditionally been measured in …

Circular Food

The traps of one-way business thinking

This is the third in a series of posts exploring the growing opportunities of strategic sustainability.  The first summarised 10 hidden opportunities and the second explored 4 levels of sustainability strategy.   Now we’re starting to work through those 10 opportunities hidden by 20th century thinking. Neurobiologists have confirmed in the last few years what philosophers have suspected for millenia – …

Hacking human systems to reverse global warming

Talking TO someone is just so much better than staring at myself in a video screen.  (Great change from writing, too).  Great questions too – so I have a better sense of what interests other people and what THEY want to know about – which isn’t always what I think I should tell them. It’s much easier to explain what …

Enova Community Renewables

Power to the people – because now it’s easier than ever

While the Australian government continues to talk about coal and baseload and electricity prices, Australian communities and entrepreneurs are busy delivering on clean energy in innovative new ways. Smart technology and ongoing legal advances are enabling new ways of doing business and making investments – tools that are enabling exciting new projects to be delivered. Crowd-sourced investment The enabling technology …