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Blue Economy

The Blue Economy innovations, showing how do more with less

Zero Emissions Research and Initiativesz, the organisation behind Blue Economy report

Blog of Gunter Pauli, Founder of the Blue Economy

Environmental limits

Limits to Growth, the Report to Club of Rome:
The 1972 report about the systemic design on how our global feedback loops are interconnected

Planetary Boundaries from Stockholm Resillance Centre:
The Science behind the what and why of our limits of our EcoSystem.

Learn from nature
Deep Ecology, by Arne Næss

Bioprocessing: Five Kingdoms of Nature, by Lynn Margulis

Biognosis, Bionik, Biomimetik, Biomimetics
Leonardo Da Vinci, most famous Biomimcry person

Biomimcry, by Janine Benyus founder of Biomimicry Institute

Biomimicry database AskNature

Systems Thinking
Founder of the Systems Theory, Ludwig von Bertalanffy

Donella Meadows co-author of Limits to Growth report to Club of Rome and leader in the Systems Dynamics field

Systemic Design on clustering companies in an (eco) system (Input-Output|Output-Input), by Luigi Bistagnino

The Natural Step, founded by Karl-Henrik Robèrt, using four system conditions for Zero Waste target.

Material Flow Analysis, a tool to quantify flows and stocks of materials or substances in a system.

Open Source / Open Systems
Gaia: The Practical Science of Planetary Medicine, January 18, 2001, by James Lovelock

Economics of Scope vs Economics of Scale, Essay Blue Growth by Gunter Pauli

Peer 2 Peer Foundation, from Michel Bauwens, the database on Open Source innovations

Organization Management
Autopoiesis, system capable of reproducing and maintaining itself originated by Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela

Fridjof Capra founding director of Center for Ecoliteracy expanded Autopoiesis further.

Peter Senge system scientist and the founder of the Society for Organizational Learning.

Otto Scharmer, author of Theory U

Innovation & Implementation

Performance Management in a Circular Economy, by Walter Stahel

Value engineering (VE) is systematic method to improve the “value” of goods or products and services by using an examination of function.

Lean Six Sigma is a methodology that relies on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically removing waste

Best Value Procurement is a procurement system that looks at factors other than only price, such as quality and expertise, when selecting vendors or contractors.

Tools

Art of Hosting to support facilitation of transition of groups

Design Thinking is a good tool to use for designing now products and services

Visual Thinking is a good tool to visualize the challenges and common visual vision of the future outcome

Art of Improvisation, is tool that turned “yes, but” into “yes, and” to help collaborative thinking and action

Energy Solutions:
Amory Lovins chief scientist from Rocky Mountain Institute,

Magic of Water
Victor Schauberger, for the power of water

The Fourth Phase of Water: Dr. Gerald Pollack at TEDxGuelphU

Electricity & Magnetism
Alternating Current by Nikola Tesla and Direct Current by Thomas Edison

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