Episode 095: Moving Towards Regenerative Design and Away From "Sustainable" Band-Aid Fix Design with Julian LorenJul 27, 2021
We've all done it at some point in our life - taken the shortcut that led to an unexpected detour, opted for the "easy solution" that turned into an unavoidable problem, or created a band-aid fix that turned an urgent challenge into an outright crisis. Regardless of how we came to our biggest "oops," regenerative and holistic design is one definite way we learn from our mistakes and help others not to make them again.
This is where Julian's story began. Julian Loren started his environmental career off by building giant Band-Aid solutions to solve urgent problems. What he found was that there is no Band-Aid solution, but there are ways to regeneratively design our economy and systems.
Come dive into Julian's podcast episode. We'll explore systems design, how we might look at it more holistically, what implications it has on our future, and more importantly how we can help our youth tackle systems change.
You can check out some resources we bring into our conversation and follow Julian's work on the web below.
- Connect with Julian on LinkedIn
- Check out Julians non-profit the Fab Future Foundation
- Dive more into the fiber production system research with these two links
- Cotton uses 25% of all pesticides-https://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/sustainable-fashion-organic-cotton
- Cotton as a freshwater hog-https://www.triplepundit.com/story/2016/quenching-cottons-thirst-reducing-use-water-cotton-lifecycle/57196
- Check out a complete home biogas system tutorial