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The Next Industrial Revolution

  • Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center 525 Kumquat Ct Sarasota, FL 34236 USA (map)

While some environmental observers predict doomsday scenarios in which a rapidly increasing human population is forced to compete for ever scarcer natural resources, Bill McDonough sees a more exciting and hopeful future.

In his vision, humanity takes nature itself as our guide reinventing technical enterprises to be as safe and ever-renewing as natural processes.

Can't happen? It's already happening - at Nike, at Ford Motor Company, at Oberlin College, at Herman Miller Furniture, and at DesignTex - and it's part of what architect McDonough and his partner, chemist Michael Braungart, call "The Next Industrial Revolution."

Shot in Europe and the United States, this film explores how businesses are transforming themselves to work with nature and enhance profitability.

Presented by Transition Sarasota. Co-sponsored by the Peace Education & Action Center and WSLR 96.5 FM Community Radio.

$5 suggested donation. Optional potluck starts at 6pm. Film at 7pm, followed by facilitated audience discussion.

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