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Cool Rochester Sept 15

  1. 1. Modern World and Natural World: Oil and Water?<br />Presented to Cool Rochester<br />September 15, 2009<br />Roger Saillant<br />
  2. 2. Presentation Overview<br />How does reducing your carbon footprint relate to sustainability on a grand scale?<br />Energy<br />Social Justice<br />Food<br />Plastics<br />Water<br />Materials<br />
  3. 3. Hydrologic Cycle<br />
  4. 4. Important Water Statistics<br /> Today: 41% of people under water stress<br /> 2025: 2 out of 3 people will be under water stress<br />North America daily consumption: 350 liters<br />Sub-Saharan Africa daily consumption: 10-20 liters<br />3,900 children die daily from water borne diseases<br />
  5. 5. Important Water Statistics<br />Less than 0.4% of the world’s water is freshwater<br />Less than 1% of the water on planet Earth is in lakes, rivers, reservoirs, wetlands and aquifers<br />1.1 billion people live without clean drinking water<br />Sources: World Water Council 2008, WHO 2004, FAO 2008, Revenga 2005, World Resources Institute 2006, World Water Assessment Report 2005, and Raul Pacheco-Vega<br />
  6. 6. Virtual Water<br />Virtual water is the amount of water that is embedded in food or other products needed for its production. For example, to produce one kilogram of wheat we need about 1,000 liters of water, i.e. the virtual water of this kilogram of wheat is 1,000 liters. For meat, we need about five to ten times more. <br />Sources: World Water Council and Raul Pacheco-Vega <br />
  7. 7. Thirsty Work<br />Add text<br />Sources: Raul Pacheco-Vega and www.newscientist.com<br />
  8. 8. Source: Brian Morris, British Geological Survey, 2001 and Raul Pacheco-Vega<br />
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  11. 11. INDIGENOUS<br />HOPEFULNESS<br />Harmony with<br /> Nature<br />Human Labor<br />(Simple Tools)<br />Environmental <br />Healing <br />Systemic Actions<br />Over Time<br />Human Activity Unrestrained <br />Simple Solutions<br />Fail <br />Human Activity<br />With Limits<br />Animal Labor<br />(Complex Tools)<br />Bold <br />Action <br />HOPELESSNESS & DESPAIR<br />IGNORANCE OF CONSEQUENCES<br />AWARENESS/ DENIAL<br />Consequences <br />Observed<br />Bold Action<br /><ul><li> Sustainability Education
  12. 12. Earth Restoration Actions
  13. 13. Global GHG Regulations
  14. 14. Global Water Standards
  15. 15. Global Diet Support</li></ul>Emergence of <br />Environmental Problems<br />Environmental <br />Deterioration <br />Environmental <br />Collapse<br />Mass Production<br /> Machines<br />Computers<br />
  16. 16. 9 Laws of Nature<br /><ul><li>Nature fits form and function
  17. 17. Nature rewards cooperation
  18. 18. Nature banks on diversity
  19. 19. Nature curbs excesses from within
  20. 20. Nature taps the power limits</li></ul>Source: Janine Benyus<br />
  21. 21. 9 Laws of Nature<br /><ul><li>Nature runs on sunlight
  22. 22. Nature uses only the energy it needs
  23. 23. Nature recycles everything
  24. 24. Nature demands local expertise</li></ul>Source: Janine Benyus<br />

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