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Priorities for a Greener World: If You Could Design Anything, What Should You Do?

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We all know that to create a sustainable future, we must radically redesign our technologies and our ways of life. But where do we start, and where do we get the biggest bang for the buck? What industries or areas of our lives need revolution most, and what industries can wait until later?

This talk synthesizes data from several of the most expert environmental and governmental organizations to derive a ranked list of priorities for green innovators, entrepreneurs, and activists as they look for ways to make the most effective change in the world. It is also a list of how individuals can change their own lives with existing products, technology, or habits to maximize their personal shift towards a brighter, greener future.

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Jeremy Faludi

Worldchanging, Stanford, Project Frog

Jeremy Faludi is a sustainable design strategist and researcher. He teaches green design at Stanford University and designs modular green building systems at Project FROG. He has worked for Rocky Mountain Institute, The Biomimicry Institute, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, among others. He has also taught green design at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. A bicycle he helped design has appeared in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s exhibit “Design for the Other 90%”, and he was a finalist in the 2007 California Cleantech Open competition. He was a juror for Dell’s ReGeneration green computing competition in 2008.

In addition to his design work, he writes for and is one of the many authors of Worldchanging: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century. He has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, BoingBoing, Treehugger, C|Net, Sustainable Industries Journal, Package Design Magazine, GreenBiz, Australian Broadcast Corporation radio, IT Conversations, and the Secretariat of the Commonwealth of Nations’ newsletter Commonwealth Today.

Jeremy has spoken on green design and biomimicry at conferences, schools, and businesses around the world, including Doors of Perception in Delhi, the Better World Business Forum in Paris, Technische Universiteit Delft in the Netherlands, ArquinFAD in Barcelona, the IEEE International Electric Machines & Drives Conference, the National Library of Medicine, Antioch University, Simon Fraser University, San Jose State University, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, Arup, and Foo Camp.

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Chris Dunphy
03/14/2009 5:34pm PDT

What a great look at what is really important to focus on…

  • Sun Microsystems
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • IEEE
  • Make magazine
  • Orange Labs