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What is the Impact of Regenerative Manufacturing on Health Care?

Provocative Conversation About Next Generation Product Manufacturing Is Happening at Living Product Expo in Pittsburgh
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PITTSBURGH, September 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- There’s a term that is known in healthcare as “toxic body burden.” It refers to the level of toxicity that exists in our bodies, accumulated in organs and fatty tissue, based on our exposure to chemicals and other harmful substances that are commonly found in building and consumer products. There is also an exposure we risk when we are PART of the healthcare systems – when we are visiting a doctor’s office, or hospitalized and come into contact with toxic products.

Biophilic Design: An Opportunity to Regenerate Life


Biophilic design is a conscious discipline, and has the potential to intentionally reconnect people and nature through buildings. Some project teams have tried it out by adding plants and trees or a fountain in their buildings. Stopping there and going no further, these teams miss the power of this new discipline to completely revolutionize the way that we create and design our places. The opportunity of biophilic design is to connect to the particular ecology of the place, to its culture, history and beauty and to create a building that will regenerate life.

What Can The Abolitionists Teach Us About Climate Change


At the Paris climate conference (COP21) late last year, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate accord.

It's Time To Support Healthy Materials at the Living Product Expo


We are on the verge of a new era of regenerative manufacturing. Companies like Bureo, Owens Corning and Humanscale are using the framework of the Living Product Challenge to redefine sustainable products.

There are just a couple of weeks away from the Living Product Expo, the leading accelerator for product design. Hundreds of designers, manufacturers, sustainability, and CSR professionals will join together at the Expo to turn inspiration into action.

Second Annual Living Product Expo

Provocative Conversation About Next Generation Product Manufacturing in the Heart of the U.S. Steel Belt
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August 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Can we grow rather than manufacture materials? Why does a labor union chief care about green and regenerative manufacturing? How are 3D printing and the circular economy revolutionizing our currently industrial economy? These questions and other provocative topics are on the table at the second annual Living Product Expo, hosted by the International Living Future Institute September 13-15, 2016, in the heart of America’s steel belt, Pittsburgh.

Nature Inspired Home Gardening System Wins Student Living Product Prize in Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

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August 3, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The 2016 student Living Product Prize has been awarded to a team from California State University, Long Beach for their innovative approach to a water and space-efficient home gardening system.

California Team’s Nature-Inspired Home Gardening System Captures the Student Living Product Prize

The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge teams up with the Living Future Institute to issue a prize for products that function as elegantly as the natural world.
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SEATTLE, August 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ A team from California State University, Long Beach has won the 2016 student Living Product Prize for their innovative approach to a water and space-efficient home gardening system.

Let's Bring Living Buildings to Trinidad and Tobago


Lydia Singh is the leader of the newly emerging Trinidad and Tobago Collaborative. Below, she shares the importance of bringing Living Buildings to her home country of Trinidad and Tobago. 

10 Organizations That are Demanding Healthy Materials


Our homes are fraught with carcinogens. Endocrine disruptors, neurotoxins, and a laundry list of other types of harmful chemicals are likely in every room of your house. These toxins are in both the hygiene products in your medicine cabinet and also in the materials that make up your bathroom.

James Connelly of the International Living Future Institute Earns GreenBiz “30 under 30” Recognition

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May 31, 2016 /3BL Media/ — James Connelly, Director of the Living Product Challenge at the International Living Future Institute has been named one of the “30 under 30” people to watch in sustainable business by GreenBiz Group, the leading media and events company in corporate sustainability.


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