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UU101 Lecture 7: Class 7 Notes
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Winter 2018

Department
University Interdisciplinary
Course Code
UU101
Professor
Manuel Riemer
Lecture
7

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Class 7 (January 25th, 2018) Moving on Sustainability
Beyond Crisis book
Feelings of Change video
3 things we must do for renewables
o Stop subsidizing more fossil fuels (promote only renewable energy solar panels)
o Charge the full cost of pollution
o Divest out of fossil fuels
Key message of video
Sustainable solutions
o Curitiba
o Brazil
Upstream vs Downstream Solutions
o Solve challenges by eliminating the source of the problem (upstream?)
OR
o By dealing differently with the consequences (downstream?)
Key principles for sustainability solutions
o Aim for upstream solutions
o Recognize complexity
o Consider triple bottom line
o Practise system thinking
o Create circular/closed-looped systems
Cradle to cradle
Example, Hop, Calgary
“One that does not exchange matter with the outside world”
Ex. Fair phone
o Find regenerative solutions
Regenerative design two dimensions: the active restoration and
regeneration of the environment; and the active pursuit of improvement in
the well-being of the community
Biomimicry an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to
human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies
(try to mimic nature copy them into design) ex. leafs have a piping
system analyzing it for water-distribution systems in cities
o Create opportunities for participation and practise collaboration
Research shows that involving the local community the resistance goes
down
o Set SMART goals
Specific
Measurable
Agreeable
Realistic
Time-related
o Be innovative, creative, and adaptive
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Class 7 (January 25 , 2018) Moving on Sustainability Beyond Crisis book Feelings of Change video 3 things we must do for renewables o Stop subsidizing more fossil fuels (promote only renewable energy solar panels) o Charge the full cost of pollution o Divest out of fossil fuels Key message of video Sustainable solutions o Curitiba o Brazil Upstream vs Downstream Solutions o Solve challenges by eliminating the source of the problem (upstream?) OR o By dealing differently with the consequences (downstream?) Key principles for sustainability solutions o Aim for upstream solutions o Recognize complexity o Consider triple bottom line o Practise system thinking o Create circular/closed-looped systems Cradle to cradle Example, Hop, Calgary One that does not exchange matter with the outside world
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