I like Star Wars

I like Star Wars as much as the next guy, unless of course the next guy is one of these people. Here is a link to their site.

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This book looks very interesting and I plan on picking up a copy soon (I am trying to get it from the library – part of my cost saving measures lately – and as it turns out slightly more environmentally friendly). It is about “how humans relate to their environment” – meaning that in a closed environment like the one we are basically in (not including the input from the sun) we (humans) alone create waste that is not readily used by other organisms and broken down. And that we must strive to create products, but also the means of making the products, that are more in harmony with the ecosystem in which we live.

There is a nice review on this book, titled Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things to be found on slash dot here.

Excerpts from the review:

    “Our model of technology and development is completely counter to the natural cycles and principles that worked for millions of years to create the environment we so cleverly manipulate”

    “The authors envision a world where, when a material item gets worn out, you simply throw it on the ground to decompose. Buildings should produce more energy than they use. Eliminate the concept of “waste” entirely. ”

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