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Sustainability Starts With A Mindset > ENGINEERING.com

Sustainability Starts With A Mindset > ENGINEERING.com | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

Ask ten people “what does sustainability mean to you” and you’ll get ten different answers.  There will be common threads throughout the responses, likely the first things that come to mind like “green”, “renewable”, “LEED”, or “the capacity to endure”.  However, the deeper meaning of sustainability is likely to be missed unless one has been exposed to the building body of knowledge surrounding the theme of sustainability, or it’s close partner resiliency.  Sustainability starts with a mindset, one that begins with the end in mind.

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Chicago Manufacturing Renaissance Council (CMRC)

Chicago Manufacturing Renaissance Council (CMRC) | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

Formed in 2005, the Chicago Manufacturing Renaissance Council (CMRC) is a coalition of business, labor, government, and community leaders working to make Chicago the global leader in advanced manufacturing. We believe advanced manufacturing can build a society that is socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable and restorative.

Success in the global manufacturing economy requires a determination to lead the race to the top -- to be the best in innovation, research and development, and production of complex products. Success also requires engagement with stakeholders at all levels of society.

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Watch this video http://bit.ly/THrE2w first and then the one on this page.  "Entropic Thrift"  Can manufacturing mesh with the sustainable movement. 

YES = Winner  NO=Big Problem

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The 3D Printing Revolution, Climate Change and National Security: An Opportunity for U.S. Leadership

The 3D Printing Revolution, Climate Change and National Security: An Opportunity for U.S. Leadership | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
This is a new report from the Center for Climate and Security. Footnotes and citations can be found in the PDF version here. Introduction Humanity has lived through many ages and transformations, u...
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Policies « Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy - CASSE’s Top 15 Policies for Achieving a Steady State Economy

Policies « Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy - CASSE’s Top 15 Policies for Achieving a Steady State Economy | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
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In a democratic society, the people have a say about the policies enacted. We can all look for opportunities to support policies that will lead to a sustainable economy rather than a growth economy. Ecological economics suggests three foundations to a long-term, healthy economy: (1) sustainable scale, (2) fair distribution, and (3) efficient allocation. CASSE’s top 15 policies for building these three foundations are provided below.  In addition, we also provide summaries of policy recommendations from other leading researchers:...read more..

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Maker’s Row - Factory Sourcing Made Easy

Maker’s Row - Factory Sourcing Made Easy | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Our mission is to make the manufacturing process simple to understand and easy to access
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Can You Knit a Wind Turbine?: GE Wind Turbine Blades Made From Fabric Aim To Revolutionize Renewable Energy | GE Reports

Can You Knit a Wind Turbine?: GE Wind Turbine Blades Made From Fabric Aim To Revolutionize Renewable Energy | GE Reports | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

Contary to popular belief, taking a piano to a fourth-story walk up apartment in New York City may not be the toughest moving job. Consider the wind turbine. The stiff fiberglass blades of the largest turbines span half the length of a football field. Moving them from the factory to the wind farm requires custom cranes, oversize rigs, hours of careful route and traffic planning, and expert drivers to execute precarious turns. What if you could do away with all that and also eliminate the million-dollar molds used to make them for good measure?.......

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