The visionary designer and architect R. Buckminster Fuller’s remarkable legacy inspires new generations to create the Design Science Revolution he first called for in the 1960s. Elizabeth Thompson, executive director of the Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI), brings to life Bucky’s vision, along with contemporary BFI Challenge Award recipients. Sheila Kennedy, Professor of Architecture at MIT, and John Edel, Director of the Chicago Sustainable Manufacturing Center, whose imaginative design innovations “address humanity’s most pressing problems.”
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- Green the Ghetto – Majora Carter offers her vision of what we must do to green our inner cities so that we can reclaim our birthright – healthy communities with clean air and water, and access to open spaces.
- Toward a Green Growth Alliance – Van Jones urges us to carry our spiritual, cultural and economic movements into the electoral arena to transform politics and forge a green “New Deal” coalition so that kids who are now prison fodder will help create a zero-pollution economy, harvest the sun and heal the land instead.
- Working w/Nature to Heal Nature AND Climate Change and the Next Industrial Revoultion: Bioneers founder and co-executive director Kenny Ausubel and co-executive director Nina Simons introduce us to “biological pioneers” Anna Edey, John Todd and Hunter Lovins who are imitating living systems to restore the web of life.