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Ken Webster's TEDx Talk

Ken Webster, Head of Innovation at The Ellen MacArthur Foundation introduces the concept of a circular economy. The end of the era of cheap fossil fuels and key materials, coupled with rising population and anxieties around water resources, food production and harmful wastes, demonstrates the need for rethinking our model of production and consumption, not merely patching it up. Let’s re-think, re-design and build a positive future.

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SENSE & SUSTAINABILITY

The core text. Describing the basic shift from sustainability as 'doing less harm', and focussing on 'me and consumerism' to one of 'doing good' and 'systems and citizenship'.

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