John A. Lanier

Ecocentricity Blog: Brewing Full Circle

By: John A. Lanier
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They fully understand that bread-to-beer is a lower-value use of the nutrients, but it’s a heck of a lot better than the bread going to a landfill. I’m impressed, because it shows they have a robust understanding of how the circular economy should work.

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They fully understand that bread-to-beer is a lower-value use of the nutrients, but it’s a heck of a lot better than the bread going to a landfill. I’m impressed, because it shows they have a robust understanding of how the circular economy should work.

Ecocentricity Blog: Decisions, Decisions

By: John A. Lanier
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Everyone is different, so what is doable for me may not be as doable for others, and vice versa. I believe environmental activism should be about encouragement, not admonishment.

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Everyone is different, so what is doable for me may not be as doable for others, and vice versa. I believe environmental activism should be about encouragement, not admonishment.

Mid-Course Correction: Lessons for a Circular Economy

Reprinted in full, with permission from Jim Hartzfeld and Pyxera Global
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"On Day Zero of Interface’s sustainability journey, founder and CEO Ray Anderson described the outline of a radical vision of a cyclical enterprise that would become ecologically restorative through its influence on others."

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"On Day Zero of Interface’s sustainability journey, founder and CEO Ray Anderson described the outline of a radical vision of a cyclical enterprise that would become ecologically restorative through its influence on others."

Ecocentricity Blog: A Voice in the Wilderness

By: John A. Lanier
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Just hearing her allows the listener to feel the warmth, gentleness and passion that are mirrored perfectly in her character. One could happily listen to Janine Benyus just count to one thousand, and enjoy it all the more to hear her describe the majesty of the natural world.

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Just hearing her allows the listener to feel the warmth, gentleness and passion that are mirrored perfectly in her character. One could happily listen to Janine Benyus just count to one thousand, and enjoy it all the more to hear her describe the majesty of the natural world.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Energy-Water Collision

By: John A. Lanier
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Sometimes the water is too hot in the first instance to be effectively used as coolant. Know when that is? In the heat of the summer, which will only get worse as our planet warms. Another challenge is droughts, like the kind also predicted to be more frequent as the climate changes.

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Sometimes the water is too hot in the first instance to be effectively used as coolant. Know when that is? In the heat of the summer, which will only get worse as our planet warms. Another challenge is droughts, like the kind also predicted to be more frequent as the climate changes.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Prodigal Species

By: John A. Lanier
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We have a problem with excessive consumption. Our species has become prodigal, and we are spending not just our inheritance, but that of countless generations yet to come.

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We have a problem with excessive consumption. Our species has become prodigal, and we are spending not just our inheritance, but that of countless generations yet to come.

Ecocentricity Blog: These Words Are in Style

By: John A. Lanier
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I want the issues of our time (environmental or otherwise) to be reported on accurately, and the terms used by reporters and journalists matter when it comes to conveying correct information.

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I want the issues of our time (environmental or otherwise) to be reported on accurately, and the terms used by reporters and journalists matter when it comes to conveying correct information.

Ecocentricity Blog: A Burden to Bear

By: John A. Lanier
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Some of the people interviewed for this piece are good friends of mine. Maybe that makes me biased, but it also means I have firsthand knowledge of their values and commitment. They are people of great courage, endurance, and love.

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Some of the people interviewed for this piece are good friends of mine. Maybe that makes me biased, but it also means I have firsthand knowledge of their values and commitment. They are people of great courage, endurance, and love.

Ecocentricity Blog: A Walk in the Woods

By: John A. Lanier
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It was beautiful. I took such joy in seeing my child drinking up all of nature’s wonder in that forest. It was as if the trees were speaking an ancient language to him, one he’d known all of his short life, telling him stories that left him spellbound.

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It was beautiful. I took such joy in seeing my child drinking up all of nature’s wonder in that forest. It was as if the trees were speaking an ancient language to him, one he’d known all of his short life, telling him stories that left him spellbound.

Ecocentricity Blog: Failing Upward

By: John A. Lanier
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Previously, we had to separate out meat products and “compostable” single-use products and throw them away. Now, we can toss those right in our bin. As a result, we have further reduced our household waste to landfill, while simultaneously creating more compost than before.

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Previously, we had to separate out meat products and “compostable” single-use products and throw them away. Now, we can toss those right in our bin. As a result, we have further reduced our household waste to landfill, while simultaneously creating more compost than before.

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