- xvii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
- Additional Authors
- Braungart, Michael,McDonough, William.
- Contents; A high carb diet for the planet : life upcycles -- Houston, we have a solution : what's next? -- Wind equals food : upcycling energy -- Soil not oil : the resource beneath our feet -- Eat your caviar : celebrating diversity -- The butterfly effect : upcycling into the future -- If you remember these 10 beneficial things, you will have engaged the upcycle.Summary; From the authors of Cradle to Cradle, we learn whats next: The Upcycle.The Upcycle is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Cradle to Cradle, one of the most consequential ecological manifestoes of our time. Now, drawing on the lessons gained from 10 years of putting the Cradle to Cradle concept into practice with businesses, governments, and ordinary people, William McDonough and Michael Braungart envision the next step in the solution to our ecological crisis: We don't just use or reuse resources with greater effectiveness, we actually improve the world as we live, create, and build. For McDonough and Braungart, the questions of resource scarcity and sustainability are questions of design. They are practical-minded visionaries: They envision beneficial designs of products, buildings, and business practices and they show us these ideas being put to use around the world as everyday objects like chairs, cars, and factories are being reimagined not just to sustain life on the planet but to grow it. It is an eye-opening, inspiring tour of our future as it unfolds in front of us. The Upcycle is as ambitious as such classics as Rachel Carsons Silent Spring but its mission is very different. McDonough and Braungart want to turn on its head our very understanding of the human role on earth: Instead of protecting the planet from human impact, why not redesign our activity to improve the planet? We can have a beneficial footprint. Abundance for all. The goal is within our reach.