L3 What is Sustainability

L3 What is Sustainability - L3. Intense Global and Local...

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L3. Intense Global and Local Challenges What can companies do? What is Sustainability?
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Life Cycle Assessment Cradle to Cradle instead of Cradle to Grave Circular system rather than linear by: Reducing Reusing Recycling Remanufacturing Reinventing
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The Next Technology Boom: Clean Renewable Energy Reduces smog Reduces green house gases Uses nature to generate energy (sun, wind, wave, current) Creates new jobs. Will Americans want green collar jobs? Will Americans want nuclear power?
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Renewable Energy Hydroelectric Geothermal (hydro) Solar Wind Wave: hydroelectric
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Other = Biomass and waste 4% Geothermal 4% Small hydroelectric 4% Solar <1% Wind 2%
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Bio Fuels Vegetable based Soy, switch blade grass Algae and halophytes (salt tolerant plants) Any living organic matter can be converted to fuel On/Off road vehicles Manufacturing Compostable packaging
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Ground breaking Air New Zealand testing the jatropha, a small plum-sized fruit in a 50/50 mix of jet/bio fuel Testing in collaboration with Boeing, Rolls Royce, UOP LLC a unit of Honeywell Int’l. Fruit can be grown anywhere in any climate Fruit has lower freezing point than palm oil Continental Airlines will try algae/jatropha/fuel mix in the future Source: www.sacbee.com 12/31/08
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Waste Management Technology Garbage is a hot commodity High-value waste: Plastics into plastic “wood” Mixed glass to make colors Construction waste: metals, wood, cement,
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Biomass Creating energy for the grid Burning organic waste Profitable waste management Organic waste Agricultures new commodity Forestry new commodity Landscapers new commodity
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Green Cities United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia preparing green cities Use natural ecosystem to design urban planning. Using wind, sun to plan streets, building location,
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