The Art and Science of Thinking Ecologically

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The Art and Science of Thinking Ecologically . Tecate Story. Looking at My Shoes and Seeing Nothing There: The Failure of My Education. Wes Jackson. http://www.landinstitute.org. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • The Art and Science of Thinking Ecologically

  • Tecate StoryLooking at My Shoes and Seeing Nothing There: The Failure of My Education

  • Wes Jackson

    http://www.landinstitute.org

  • Sustainability will result from our becoming better ecological accountants at the community level. We must as a future necessity recycle essentially all materials and run on sunlight; then our future will depend on accounting as the most important and interesting discipline

  • Sustainability ChallengeDeserts: 6 million hectares per yearDeforestation: 17 million hectares/yrSoil Oxidation & Erosion: 26billion tons/yrFisheries CollapsingGround Water PollutionSpecies Extinction: Estimates = 17,000speciesIncreasing Atmospheric Carbon: Over 30%

  • Our Ecological FootprintAn Ecological Accounting Tool

    Mathis WackernagelWilliam ReesPhil Testemale

  • Overheads Here

  • SummaryCurrent consumption of agricultural products, wood fiber & fossil fuel have an ecological footprint which exceeds ecologically productive land by 30%We need a 30% larger world, and its shrinking fast

  • Summary Continued20% of the wealthiest use 80% of the resourcesThis is equivalent to 104% of global carrying capacity

  • The Design RevolutionWhat is needed is a fundamental revolution, an ecological design revolution that reduces the human impact on the planet by 90%!

  • The Course ObjectiveTo show you the pathways and bodies of knowledge that will make the ecological design revolution happen