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Ecocentricity Blog: Giving a Better Gift (Reblog)

By: John A. Lanier
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There is so much that is good about this time of year. That said, sometimes the holidays can turn into forced consumerism, and that isn’t good. So please give to others, but give mindfully.

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There is so much that is good about this time of year. That said, sometimes the holidays can turn into forced consumerism, and that isn’t good. So please give to others, but give mindfully.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Climate-Circular Economy Nexus

By: John A. Lanier
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These dire facts are why the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Materials Economy conducted this study. They wanted to show that scaling the circular economy is a necessary condition to reversing global warming, and they are right.

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These dire facts are why the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Materials Economy conducted this study. They wanted to show that scaling the circular economy is a necessary condition to reversing global warming, and they are right.

Ecocentricity Blog: At Full Strength

By: John A. Lanier
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Ellen MacArthur, Andrew Morlet, and their team are true visionaries in the circular economy movement. Spend some time digging into their work and I promise you’ll come away wiser for it.

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Ellen MacArthur, Andrew Morlet, and their team are true visionaries in the circular economy movement. Spend some time digging into their work and I promise you’ll come away wiser for it.

Ecocentricity Blog: Real-Life Tetris

By: John A. Lanier
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Recycling is a “last resort” circular economy practice. A bouncy chair that still works has more value as a bouncy chair than as recycled plastic and textiles.

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Recycling is a “last resort” circular economy practice. A bouncy chair that still works has more value as a bouncy chair than as recycled plastic and textiles.

Ecocentricity Blog: Seven Down, Many More to Go

By: John A. Lanier
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RayDay meant something to this child. I can’t tell you with certainty what he did that day, but I know that it was good and wholesome. I also know that his experience brought him closer to nature.

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RayDay meant something to this child. I can’t tell you with certainty what he did that day, but I know that it was good and wholesome. I also know that his experience brought him closer to nature.

Ecocentricity Blog: A New World Record

By: John A. Lanier
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This was a country with 30% forest cover in 1900, but only 4% today. They will benefit tremendously from restoring their natural ecosystems, and we all benefit from the carbon dioxide that these trees will sequester.

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This was a country with 30% forest cover in 1900, but only 4% today. They will benefit tremendously from restoring their natural ecosystems, and we all benefit from the carbon dioxide that these trees will sequester.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Time Traveler's Car Part II

By: John A. Lanier
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Lilium’s design produced something technically impressive and elegantly beautiful. That is nature’s way, and it shows what’s possible when we turn to the natural world for instruction and inspiration.

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Lilium’s design produced something technically impressive and elegantly beautiful. That is nature’s way, and it shows what’s possible when we turn to the natural world for instruction and inspiration.

Ecocentricity Blog: Scratching an Itch

By: John A. Lanier
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By zeroing-out their carbon footprint and then going 50 times beyond that, Intuit is pledging to carry their own weight and then some. That’s the right signal to send, not just to the corporate world, but to all of us.

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By zeroing-out their carbon footprint and then going 50 times beyond that, Intuit is pledging to carry their own weight and then some. That’s the right signal to send, not just to the corporate world, but to all of us.

Ecocentricity Blog: Greta

By: John A. Lanier
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She does not speak for herself. She speaks for millions of young people who see the climate crisis as the issue of their generation. She speaks for billions more who have not yet been born unto this world, but who most certainly will be.

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She does not speak for herself. She speaks for millions of young people who see the climate crisis as the issue of their generation. She speaks for billions more who have not yet been born unto this world, but who most certainly will be.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Time Traveler's Car

By: John A. Lanier
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Decades from now, I think we’ll all look back on this time in the automotive industry as a turning point. Sure, Tesla might be a big winner looking back, but they won’t be the only ones.

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Decades from now, I think we’ll all look back on this time in the automotive industry as a turning point. Sure, Tesla might be a big winner looking back, but they won’t be the only ones.

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