The Goal: A Global Green New Deal
- Our World is in Crisis -
Global Climate Change, Sea-Level Rise, Resource Depletion, Ecosystems Crashing, Species Extinction and Growing Inequalities are just some of the challenges confronting us today as a species.
The Science is in - as Global Citizens we've been given notice:
We have ten years to radically transform our Global Economy
a into a more resilient "Circular Economy" or else.
Temperatures are rising!
Ice caps are melting!
Will we be proactive or reactive?
Ref: 2019 IPCC Report on Climate Change
What we have come to learn is that under our current take-make-waste "linear" global economy we have lost through the process of environmental degradation upwards to 68% of all wild life on Earth in just the last 46 years (1970-2016).
"This event, the Holocene extinction, otherwise referred to as the sixth mass extinction, is an ongoing event during the present Holocene epoch as a result of human activity."
The big challenge now is:
"Can we reverse this trend?"
Researching & Reporting on the reality of climate change & species extinction is hard. Living life as if nothing has changed once a lesson is learned is even harder. If we are willing to take the science seriously, then we must begin to act as Global Citizens committing ourselves on every level towards the total redesign of just about everything our modern economy has to offer. This is a daunting challenge and many of us are asking the same questions:
"How are we going to transform the global economy without a bloody revolution? How can we actively engage every person alive in the urgency of this moment?
What are we going to do?"
And then it happened - Covid19/The Coronavirus
For the first time in modern history our global economy has been disrupted. How can we as Circular Economy Professionals use this moment in history as a catalyst to accelerate change on a unprecedented level through spontaneous collaboration, dedicating our collective action towards the total redesign of just about everything our modern economy has to offer? The scope and vision needed to solve these problems seem insurmountable and yet, as reality has it written in its very code:
if we can conceive of a plan of action, we can make it happen!
For over 150 years, The World Fair has awed and inspired an anticipating public. Since it's inception in 1791, The World Fair has been a conduit introducing all the wonders of invention human contrivance has had to offer. From the steam engine to mass assembly lines, The World Fair gave us a glimpse of the world of tomorrow, today.
It is now our time to set into motion the new co-creative chain-reaction
The Forth Industrial Revolution [∞]
The Game is On!
We have ten years:
(A Decade of Action) 2020-2030
to transform our Global Economy!
Let's make this transition fun!
Circular Seattle will set the stage
for The Global World Fair Event
"We are going to redesign everything!"
This website is a work in progress and is therefore constantly evolving:
Ideas to build on:
[The Great Global Reboot]
A Circular Economy is an Industrial System based on these principles:
Design Out Waste & Pollution
Keep Material Flows Circulating
Regenerate Earth Eco-Systems
Circular Cities are the Applied Logistics of a Circular Economy.
Circular Cities are Bioregions of Industry & Trade.
A circular economy seeks to rebuild capital, including financial, manufactured, human, social or natural. This ensures enhanced flows of goods and services. The system diagram below illustrates the continuous flow of technical and biological materials:
The Butterfly Graph
- Ellen MacArthur Foundation -
Cover Photo Credit: Christopher James @topher8484 (Instagram)
A Circular Seattle Arts & Entertainment Initiative