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  • Now we have an existential challenge: Sustainability and the subproblem, Climate change. We have about the same length of time to solve it. This risks of inaction are enormous. My thesis is that developers can lead the way.
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcandrea/1990431019/sizes/l/in/photostream/
    Bill Gates was once an Indie. In what might be the biggest TED talk of the year, Bill Gates says this is the biggest issue affecting the poorest 2 billion. He calls for reaching zero impact through energy miracles.
















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    • 1. Sustainable Purchasing Sourcing sustainable products from sustainable suppliers Some rights reserved, Soren Harner Monday, 16 August 2010
    • 2. 20 18 16 40 Years Australian CO2e per person 14 We are here 12 25 Growth Balance Need to be here 8 6 Linear System Ecosystem 4 Domination Respect 2 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 2030 2040 2050 Courtesy World Bank X Axis Emissions data courtesy World Bank Monday, 16 August 2010
    • 3. Zero Impact “Energy Miracles” Photo courtesy of mcandrea/1990431019 @ flickr CC and ted.com Monday, 16 August 2010
    • 4. 50 years of systemic obsolescence and obsession with economic growth outstrips efficiency. Photo courtesy of pepemichelle/3645212088 @ flickr CC Monday, 16 August 2010
    • 5. Whole Systems Let’s drive backwards from outputs instead of forwards from inputs Monday, 16 August 2010
    • 6. Waste is Food 9 X more in the supply chain Photo courtesy of markybon/50631904/ @ flickr CC Monday, 16 August 2010
    • 7. This makes me sad Obsolescence: Durables selling consumables Monday, 16 August 2010
    • 8. And it’s still accelerating! Monday, 16 August 2010
    • 9. How do we achieve a 50% reduction by 2025? Monday, 16 August 2010
    • 10. Propose Make products last twice as long Make products require half as much input Monday, 16 August 2010
    • 11. Zero Impact Mindset Monday, 16 August 2010
    • 12. Cradle to Cradle Make longer lasting Product efficiency products Toxins / RoHS Resilient materials Take-back programs Supply chain transparency Repurpose and reuse Responsible public policy Serviceable / upgradable Service models: products carsharing cloud computing Monday, 16 August 2010
    • 13. Monday, 16 August 2010
    • 14. How do you know which products are more sustainable without hours of research? Lack of transparency Monday, 16 August 2010
    • 15. eco2labs Aggregate this data and create metrics and tools to help organisations purchase sustainably. Monday, 16 August 2010
    • 16. eco2.info Monday, 16 August 2010
    • 17. Discussion Points • On your radar? • Who has a sustainable purchasing policy? • Who is involved? • What do you want to do better? Monday, 16 August 2010
    • 18. Transition Australia Group: mindset change whole system change Contribute the Intervention Map Monday, 16 August 2010
    • 19. (Please come to the mapping wall) Thanks! soeren@eco2labs.com http://www.eco2labs.com Monday, 16 August 2010