People + Products (PP) is the seventh of nine C3LD nested Channels. On this page we actively curate living design information at the people and products scale through the “#C3LDpp” Twitter Hashtag and the Pinterest Board “Life+Planet.” We also host the emergent Twitter Feeds: #CradletoCradle, #LCA, #Localproducts, #materialhealth, #Toxin, #fsc and #FairTrade.
How do we define People + Products?
People (humans) are natures’ most intellectually advanced species (living system) with the capacity for reflective consciousness1. However, the philosophy of Deep Ecology recognizes that our intellectual capacity does not necessarily mandate that we humans are unequally or egregiously privileged with extraordinary rights over or against other species and living systems. Other living systems + creatures have the fundamental right to live and prosper, just as we humans do, within the inherently complex structure of ecological systems + food chains. In the C3LD stream People + Products, “People” also refers to other creatures. 1“Examination of the self can be achieved through reflective consciousness.”
A product can be produced by humans or other natural systems and they are defined by The Business Directory as “A good, idea, method, information, object or service created as a result of a process and serves a need or satisfies a want. It has a combination of tangible and intangible attributes (benefits, features, functions, uses) that a seller offers a buyer for purchase. For example a seller of a toothbrush not only offers the physical product but also the idea that the consumer will be improving the health of their teeth” The Business Directory.
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