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  • Elegance Of Green

    1. 1. The Elegance of Being Green Presented by: Kathryn Alexander, President, CEO Ethical Impact LLC
    2. 2. Sustainable? <ul><li>The Earth has been around for about 3,800,000,000 years. </li></ul>
    3. 4. Sustainable? <ul><li>Humans have been on the planet for about 5,000,000 years </li></ul>
    4. 7. Sustainable? <ul><li>We have always been able to eat anything and drink water anywhere – UNTIL about 500 years ago. </li></ul>
    5. 10. Sustainable? <ul><li>WHY not now? </li></ul>
    6. 14. Sustainable? <ul><li>Will we be here for the next 10,000 years? </li></ul>
    7. 15. Working with Natural Law <ul><li>“ The real challenge isn’t to be less bad or to slow the rate of deterioration, but to actually build the regenerative capacity of the living systems that sustain the human experiment – and to make that a normal consequence of doing business.” Gil Friend </li></ul>
    8. 16. Natural Law <ul><li>Nature runs on sunlight. </li></ul><ul><li>Nature uses only the energy it needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Nature has no waste. </li></ul><ul><li>Nature fits form to function. </li></ul>Gil Friend – The Truth About Green Business
    9. 17. More Natural Law <ul><li>Nature rewards cooperation. </li></ul><ul><li>Nature banks on diversity. </li></ul><ul><li>Nature depends upon local expertise. </li></ul><ul><li>Nature taps the power of limits. </li></ul>Gil Friend – The Truth About Green Business
    10. 18. Becoming Green <ul><li>Energy, water and waste – low hanging fruit </li></ul><ul><li>Ray Anderson – Interface </li></ul><ul><li>Biomimicry </li></ul><ul><li>Motivating your workforce </li></ul>
    11. 19. Steps on the Journey <ul><li>BioBased Raw Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Biomimicry </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon Neutral </li></ul><ul><li>Climate </li></ul><ul><li>Employee engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Life Cycle Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Waste </li></ul><ul><li>Closing the Loop </li></ul><ul><li>Supply Chain </li></ul>
    12. 20. Innovaton <ul><li>A small and well-known outdoor gear manufacturer, Pacific Outdoor Equipment (POE), sponsored a real-life design challenge: to use biomimicry tools and principles to design a specialized backpacking tent. The Biomimicry Institute created the interdisciplinary and collaborative design team of university students and faculty, and facilitated the design process throughout the semester-long project, from idea to prototype. (The product is presently sold by POE). The second student biomimicry design challenge will start in the spring of 2010. </li></ul>AskNature.org
    13. 21. <ul><li>A cartoon circulating during COP15 climate negotiations last month showed a climate denier in the audience gesturing to a screen at the front of the hall that listed &quot;Energy Independence. Preserve rainforests. Green jobs. Livable cities. Renewables. Clean water, air. Healthy children. Etc, etc.&quot; &quot;But what if it's a big hoax,&quot; the skeptic grumbles, &quot;and we create a better world for nothing?&quot; Indeed. What if! </li></ul>
    14. 22. Ethical Impact LLC <ul><li>Call us if you are interested in being on this journey. Our Forever Green™ Certification process will give you the support you need! </li></ul><ul><li>(303) 440-5833 or (888) 331-7492 </li></ul>

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