Circular Seattle 2030
Circular Seattle 2030
Exploring Seattle's Circular City Transition
—Our World in Crisis—
Global Climate Change, Projected Sea-Level Rise, Resource Depletion, Species Extinction, and Growing Inequalities are just some of the challenges confronting us today as a species.
Temperatures are rising!
Ice caps are melting!
Will we be proactive or reactive?
In fact, under our current "linear" global economic system, we have lost through the process of resource extraction and resulting environmental degradation, upwards to 68% of all wildlife and wild places on Earth in just the last 51 years (1970-2021).
The big challenge now is:
"Can we reverse this trend?"
Ref: 2020 WWF World Living Report
Researching and reporting on the reality of climate change and 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 possible 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 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!
"What if" we could accelerate the global circular economy transition, facilitate the rapid decarbonization our global energy infrastructure,
and regenerate life on Earth with a global world fair event?
What if we could make this transition fun?
Since its inception in 1791, The World Fair has awed and inspired an anticipating public. It has been a conduit introducing the wonders of invention to the world of now—from the steam engine to mass assembly lines, The World Fair offers us a glimpse of the world of tomorrow, today.
It is now our time to set into motion a new co-creative chain-reaction
The Fourth Industrial Revolution [∞]
THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Circular Seattle will help 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:
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 -
Seattle Center—Cover Photo Credit: Christopher James @topher8484 (Instagram)
Circular Seattle Art & Industry Initiative