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Connecting with “The Resistance” Against Inequity + Exploitation

Categories: 08 PW | Plants + Water, 16 N ● Nature | Environment, 31 RES2 | ReSearch 2
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About this ReSearch Topic | Stream 2 | #C3res2

| Starting on November 9th, 2016 the modern corporatocracy stepped into the open making itself arrogantly visible to all Americans.  The hubris is alarming. The lack of respect for people, life and authentic American values such as democracy and equality, simply shocking.

As author and resistance activist Naomi Klein notes in her book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate “Slavery wasn’t a crisis for British and American elites until abolitionism turned it into one. Racial discrimination wasn’t a crisis until the civil rights movement turned it into one. Sex discrimination wasn’t a crisis until feminism turned it into one. Apartheid wasn’t a crisis until the anti-apartheid movement turned it into one.” The newly emergent resistance movement will be making modern corporatocracy a crisis for the power elite.

In her book “The Shock Doctrine” Klein foresaw the future of we face in America today in places like Iraq and Chili stating that “a more accurate term for a system that erases the boundaries between Big Government and Big Business is not liberal, conservative or capitalist but corporatist. Its main characteristics are huge transfers of public wealth to private hands, often accompanied by exploding debt, an ever-widening chasm between the dazzling rich and the disposable poor, and an aggressive nationalism that justifies bottomless spending on security.”

You can connect with the both the American and Global Resistance movement through this ReSearch Stream.

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The Stream 2 ReSearch Projects are listed in chronological order below. You can use the sequence and dates to help you find them in the Twitter + Pinterest Streams above. Each Twitter Post has a date in the lower right corner.

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  • Exploring and Defining the Essential “Eco-Civic Design” Perspectives + Concepts
    Channel: #C3LDdt | Design + Thinking
    January 7, 2017 (Use this date to locate the last Tweet for this ReSearch in the twitter stream)
    We’re exploring the essential eco-civic design perspectives + concepts. We’ve identified (5) perspectives that are prevalent (listed in alphabetical order): Healthy, Regenerative, Resilient, Restorative and Sustainable.
    What did we learn? We developed short definitions for the each of the (5) perspectives and tweeted them. We looked for a generic, academically appropriate meta-perspective that could hold all five and settled on Ecosocial.
  • High-Performing / Low-cost Bird Safe Glass Frits + Patterns
    Channel: #C3LDpp | People* + Products
    August 29, 2016 (Use this date to locate the last Tweet for this ReSearch in the twitter stream)
    We dived into the specifics of bird safe insulated glass units looking for effective frits + patterns that can provide bird safety.
    What did we learn? The research on bird safety is nascent, but compelling and useful. Horizontal lines may be one of the more effective approaches. Uniform, dispersed patterns may be less effective. Try for a risk rating of 15 or less with 10 or below being preferred.
    *People includes all living creatures
  • Building Integrated Thin-film PV for Glass Surfaces
    Channel: #C3LDme | Matter + Energy
    June 12, 2016 (Use this date to locate the last Tweet for this ReSearch in the Twitter stream)
    We searched for Thin-film PV products that can be effectively applied to glass surfaces such as building guard rails.
  • Using Stormwater Rate Control Tanks for Rainwater Harvesting
    Channel:  #C3LDpw | Plants + Water
    April 18, 2016 (Use this date to locate the last Tweet for this ReSearch in the Twitter stream)
    Clean Water is rapidly becoming a precious resource. How can we leverage Stormwater Rate Control Tanks to Harvest Rain Water?


 

 

 

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About this ReSearch Topic | Stream 2

| We’re exploring the essential eco-civic design perspectives + concepts. We’ve identified (5) perspectives that are prevalent (listed in alphabetical order): Healthy, Regenerative, Resilient, Restorative and Sustainable. Our goal is identify short working definitions for each.  We’re also asking a bigger question – are there more? What are some of the essential concepts that support these perspectives? Our last Stream 2 ReSearch Topic for this stream was “High performing / low-cost frits, patterns and coatings that can effectively meet the needs of bird safe insulated glass was completed on August 29, 2016. More information on past research is available further below.  ReSearch notes for this topic are available here →

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The Stream 2 ReSearch Projects are listed in chronological order below. You can use the sequence and dates to help you find them in the Twitter + Pinterest Streams above. Each Twitter Post has a date in the lower right corner.

Stream 2 Past ReSearch Topics

  • High-Performing / Low-cost Bird Safe Glass Frits + Patterns
    Channel: #C3LDpp | People* + Products
    August 29, 2016 (Use this date to locate the last Tweet for this ReSearch in the twitter stream)
    We dived into the specifics of bird safe insulated glass units looking for effective frits + patterns that can provide bird safety.
    What did we learn? The research on bird safety is nascent, but compelling and useful. Horizontal lines may be one of the more effective approaches. Uniform, dispersed patterns may be less effective. Try for a risk rating of 15 or less with 10 or below being prefer
    *People includes all living creatures
  • Building Integrated Thin-film PV for Glass Surfaces
    Channel: #C3LDme | Matter + Energy
    June 12, 2016 (Use this date to locate the last Tweet for this ReSearch in the Twitter stream)
    We searched for Thin-film PV products that can be effectively applied to glass surfaces such as building guard rails.
  • Using Stormwater Rate Control Tanks for Rainwater Harvesting
    Channel:  #C3LDpw | Plants + Water
    April 18, 2016 (Use this date to locate the last Tweet for this ReSearch in the Twitter stream)
    Clean Water is rapidly becoming a precious resource. How can we leverage Stormwater Rate Control Tanks to Harvest Rain Water?

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We humans have a critical connection to nature. Losing a species that lives in the wild can have dangerous consequences even for those who live in urban areas. An example of this would be the almost total disappearance of the vultures in India. In 1989, all but 1% of a native species of vultures had vanished due to a veterinary painkiller used on cows and buffalo. With India’s large Hindu population, cows and buffalo are used for work and dairy, but not often eaten. When they die, the animals are taken to “carcass dumps” across India.

These field “dumps” worked because, when vulture populations were large, they quickly stripped them to the bones. Vultures are living “environmental cleaners”. They have a digestive system with acids that neutralize most bacteria that causes a health hazard such as: anthrax, botulism, cholera and rabies, but this painkiller drug (still present in the carcasses) was lethal to them, even in small doses.

It took just a decade for the large vulture numbers to drop by over 98%. Without them, the carcasses rot in the fields, spread disease and contaminate water supplies. There are now 25 million feral dogs in India. More than half of the world’s deaths from rabies are occurring there due to these wild dogs and rats that are now eating the rotten flesh instead of the vultures.

Asian, US and European researchers worked for 10 years to find the problem’s source. Finally a group from Pakistan proved conclusively that the drug was lethal to the vultures. After a campaign to stop the drug, the Indian Government banned its use in animals. Due to the expense, farmers continued to buy it on the black market until the pharmaceutical company offered it’s replacement at cost.

There is a resilient solution to this serious problem. They are breeding and retraining the wild instincts of the vultures and for the first time in 20 years, their numbers are increasing. If support for these “environmental cleaners” continues to grow and the vulture population returns, the outcome could be a positive one. Nature can survive without us, but we cannot survive without it!

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CREATING  |  A PATTERN FOR THIS POST

Pattern Name:
Reduced Eco-Exposure to Pharmaceuticals

Pattern Purpose:
Control the exposure of pharmaceuticals to the ecosystems + creatures to reduce unintended negative impacts and better maintain living system vitality.

Basic Pattern Metrics + Attributes:
1. Exercise use of the Precautionary Principle when developing + testing Pharmaceuticals.
2. Control exposure and release of Pharmaceuticals into the environment and living systems.
3. Monitor the use and impacts of Pharmaceuticals across their entire life cycle from cradle to grave.

CONNECTING  |  IMPORTANT RESOURCES FOR THIS POST + PATTERN

Source: EARTH A New Wild, a PBS program produced by National Geographic Studios in association
with Passion Planet, 2015
LINK:  http://www.pbs.org/earth-a-new-wild/episode-home/vultures/

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#LP 500 | Ecosystem Services
#PP 500 | Sourcing of Raw Materials (Applies Conceptually)

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#PP515 | Pattern (Seed): Environmental Exposure to Pharmaceuticals (People* + Products – OF)

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Renewables are now Economically Competitive with Fossil Fuels

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Adapted from the Star Tribune 01.15.2014 by Doug Pierce AIA, LEED Fellow, AREA Research

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