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Can you picture the future in a world without fossil fuels? Perhaps you think that living an "alternative" lifestyle has to mean painful and radical changes to the way you live now. This album looks at various small scale initiatives which show that living sustainably may not be as unpalatable as you might imagine. Bedzed, Findhorn, Hockerton, Samsoe Island; these are all decentralised communities at the forefront of a major social and technological experiment. In our world of finite resources and massive over-consumption, “breathing” walls, earth-shelters, composting toilets, "living machines" to deal with wastewater – are just some of the technologies which we may all have to get used to. These eco-communities are all breaking new ground by demonstrating how implementation of innovative solutions can create changes in social behaviour, so that people live in harmony with the Earth’s living systems, rather than against them. You might also wish to explore the other T307 albums "Energy and Sustainability" and "Design and Sustainability". This material forms part of The Open University Course T307 Innovation: designing for a sustainable future.

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Can you picture the future in a world without fossil fuels? Perhaps you think that living an "alternative" lifestyle has to mean painful and radical changes to the way you live now. This album looks at various small scale initiatives which show that living sustainably may not be as unpalatable as you might imagine. Bedzed, Findhorn, Hockerton, Samsoe Island; these are all decentralised communities at the forefront of a major social and technological experiment. In our world of finite resources and massive over-consumption, “breathing” walls, earth-shelters, composting toilets, "living machines" to deal with wastewater – are just some of the technologies which we may all have to get used to. These eco-communities are all breaking new ground by demonstrating how implementation of innovative solutions can create changes in social behaviour, so that people live in harmony with the Earth’s living systems, rather than against them. You might also wish to explore the other T307 albums "Energy and Sustainability" and "Design and Sustainability". This material forms part of The Open University Course T307 Innovation: designing for a sustainable future.

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A good over view, but...

By Talkster - Mar 17 2011
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I'm looking into alternate ways to heat both my school and home. The videos are helpful for an overview, but really don’t touch upon the workings and concepts of a "passive house." Finally, the pace of progress and innovation in the field of green technologies have made these videos out of date.

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2 Ratings
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A good over view, but...

By Talkster - Mar 17 2011
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I'm looking into alternate ways to heat both my school and home. The videos are helpful for an overview, but really don’t touch upon the workings and concepts of a "passive house." Finally, the pace of progress and innovation in the field of green technologies have made these videos out of date.
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Innovation Design: Sustainable Communities - for iPod/iPhone

Latest release on Apr 12, 2010

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Voicing concerns for sustainability

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How stakeholders can be involved in sustainability initiatives.

Jul 19 2009

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Rank #2: Bedzed: a compromise

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Highlights the technologies in place at Bedzed and the shortcomings of the development.

Jul 19 2009

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Rank #3: Demonstrating renewable energy technology in Denmark

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A demonstration project of how renewable technologies can be used to provide energy to power an island in Denmark.

Jul 19 2009

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Rank #4: The road to success in sustainability

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How making samsoe sustainable has been a community project and dependent on decentralised development.

Jul 19 2009

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Rank #5: The Road to renewable energy in Samsoe

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How Samsoe chose to reject nuclear power in favour of renewable resources.

Jul 19 2009

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