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Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
Building a sustainable society (green party)
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Building a sustainable society (green party)

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I presentation I gave to the Green Party in Sweden on how to build a sustainable society taking nature as a source of inspiration.

I presentation I gave to the Green Party in Sweden on how to build a sustainable society taking nature as a source of inspiration.

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  • 1. Dr.Andrew Wallace PhD BEng(hons) EurIng
  • 2.  Why?  Nature as a holonic system  Foundations  The Design  People  Knowledge and ability  Putting it all together  Questions?
  • 3.  Exponential growth  Money - money - money!
  • 4. Self destructive Environmental destruction
  • 5.  Are people stupid?  It’s a mad world  The court of public opinion has fools for a jury  More complex  People are clever but … ▪ Complexity ▪ Limits
  • 6. Human evolution Hunter gathers Small groups Intuitive ideas ▪Work well day to day but are wrong!
  • 7.  Limits Time Knowledge  Education
  • 8.  Nature as a highly complex system  Nothing exists in true isolation  Networks  Web of life  Everything interconnected  Things make other things  Balance
  • 9.  Holon – “part – whole”  Cells: Body Organs Cells Organelles molecules Lego!!
  • 10.  Handling complexity Simplify Divide and conquer
  • 11. Nature doesn’t care! Nature is a harsh mistress Limits We do care!
  • 12.  Take nature as a source of inspiration  Work with nature not against nature  A fair and just system for all  Goal : Highest standard of living for the longest time possible
  • 13.  Work with people  People have areas that they know well  Not everything has a right answer  People - knowledge and ability  Distribute power  A holonic system (emulate nature)  localise
  • 14.  One person’s utopia is another’s dystopia  Let people be people
  • 15.  Communities (up to 200 people)  Manage own waste  Manage own energy production  Manage own food production  Has a little bit extra
  • 16.  Diversity  Own government – legislative council (direct democracy)  Each community manages its own affairs  Limits  Basic human rights  Urbanates  Sustainable cities  Networks of networks
  • 17. Minimise work Minimise production More time to be human!
  • 18.  Build around what people know and can do  Projects  Project leaders  Goals  Communications  Localise – holonic structure  Push upwards - dynamic
  • 19.  Keeping it all together  Directors  Goals  Communications  Sequences  skeleton
  • 20.  Managing resources (no money)  Nature and energy flows Exergy Energy In Energy out
  • 21.  Exergy measures  Usable energy  Material  Information  Differences in the environment  Common accountancy unit
  • 22.  How much can we make (in a given timer period)?  How much exergy do we need?  Each person has equal share – energy credit
  • 23. Will it work? Testing, testing, testing! Proto-technate Network of communities

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