(hey, type here for great stuff)

access to tools for the beginning of infinity

William McDonough & Cradle to Cradle design (1/5)

Architect William McDonough argues we need to go beyond worrying about the world and its limits of fossil fuels and instead look at the things we create and consume and come up with a new plan.

“If we look at the current situation of human design,” says McDonough, “and its results as if it were intentional we would have to ask ourselves did we intend to design a system that puts billions of pounds of toxic hazardous waste into our soil our air and our water every year, that causes climate change, that puts plastics into the ocean, that causes acidification of the oceans, persistent toxification, bioaccumulation, endocrine disruption and so on so forth.”

McDonough, the co-creator of the Cradle to Cradle design concept and certification process, talks about how we can design a better world- buildings, cars, products, etc- without producing any waste. In part one of his speech, he talks about his background, his book and “is being less bad being good or is it simply being bad, just less so”.

See part 2 of McDonough’s speech.