What is Cradle to Cradle?

What is Cradle to Grave? It is us, humans using the Earth's resources like they are renewable, and infinite. How we take these resources, make things of them, then ultimately waste them. Once we are done using these products we put them in spots of the world, leaving fatal consequences for humans, animals, and the environment. If we continue to dump our raw materials, they will soon be gone. The principle of keeping our material flow is called Cradle to Cradle. When doing so we have to manage our biological and technical cycle.

Our plant can only take so much! Our waste has been going up, and our resources down. We need to become more aware of what is happening to our Earth and take action, soon. To save our Earth, our home. We should start to keep our material flows in cycle. This could be a solution to most of our problems. Following our biological and technical cycle is key to make this plan work.

Team Work

"Study groups have become a rite of passage at M.B.A. programs, a way for students to practice working in teams and a reflection of the increasing demand for employees who can adroitly navigate group dynamics."
This shows how students are working in teams, and how it helps them.
"Today, on corporate campuses and within university laboratories, psychologists, sociologists and statisticians are devoting themselves to studying everything from team composition to email patterns in order to figure out how to make employees into faster, better and more productive versions of themselves."
This shows that we can make yourself more efficient in doing work.
"In Silicon Valley, software engineers are encouraged to work together, in part because studies show that groups tend to innovate faster, see mistakes more quickly and find better solutions to problems."
This alone shows us why is better to work in groups then not to. It makes you go faster because they are not spending as much time on mistakes and they have better solutions.
"In a 2015 study, executives said that profitability increases when workers are persuaded to collaborate more."
This shows that working together can help them with money.
"Studies also show that people working in teams tend to achieve better results and report higher job satisfaction"
This shows that working in teams help you get better results.

Source:
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/magazine/what-google-learned-from-its-quest-to-build-the-perfect-team.html?_r=0&utm_source=Gapingvoid+Daily+Email&utm_campaign=34762a9e07-%231978+%22Everybody+Participates%22+November+15%2C+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c141d052e6-34762a9e07-262159382&mc_cid=34762a9e07&mc_eid=bbb308db6c

How do solar panels work?

  • What is light?
The flow of many tiny particles, called photons.
  • What are the major physical barriers to using solar cells and modules?
Solar energy is unevenly distributed across the planet. It's also inconsistent because of weather complications. Also, if the sunlight is reflected not absorbed, that would be a loss of energy.
  • What are the major social and political barriers to using solar energy?
We would need the funding to build the infrastructure, also the needed space. Also, businesses that lobby to maintain the status quo.
  • What are most solar cells made from?
Silicon.
  • Does an electron have a positive or negative charge?
Negative charge.
  • How long can solar cells last?
About a decade.
  • Each individual silicon cell puts out how many volts?
Half of a bolt.
  • How efficient are the normal commercial solar cells?
15% - 20%.
  • How many people in the world don’t have access to a reliable electric grid? .
Over 1 billion people.

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Orthographic sketch


Grit

In the video, it was a past teacher who became someone that decided to study psychologist. When she was a psychologist, she went to stores, schools, etc. to try to predict what worker, teacher, etc. is going to stay in that position, and who would do the best at it. And for the person that would do the best had one main quality. Grit. The power of passion and perseverance. She also talks about how important it can be. I believe that Grit is very important to have in life on a daily basis. I think that I have grit because I try hard every day and if something gets hard, only try harder. I would always want grit. It will help me in life because as I get older things will get harder and that just means that I need to try harder, and trying harder is Grit.

Where good ideas come from?

This is about a person that believes that we want to be more creative, and come up with better ideas, so he looks at the problem from an environmental perspective. He thinks to himself, and asks himself a question to help himself find the solution to the problem. The question is, "What are the SPACES that have historically led to unusual rates of CREATIVITY and INNOVATION". And what he found are recurring patterns that are crucial to creating an ENVIRONMENT that are unusually innovative. But what does innovative mean? It means featuring new methods; advanced and original. One thing that stuck in my head and agree with, in this is something he said, which was, most ideas take a long time to evolve and they spend a long time dormant in the background, and it can take many, many years to become mature, accessible and useful in a certain way. Explaining why, he said that this is because good ideas come from the collision of smaller ideas, hunches, so they can form something big. As a result, some of the greatest ideas were formed, than made. My opinion is exactly that. I think that good ideas come from many small ones that form over lots of time.

What's next in 3D printing?

In summary, it shows the future of 3D printing, and how it could benefit us. How it is already benefiting us and it's progress in the world. How it has already helped us, and he wants us to see how this can change the world, by the way we manufacture things. I think that 3D printing can be extremely beneficial to me and the world. Saving us a huge portion of money, and gaining big advancements. As I take a look around the room I am in right now, I see many things that can be changed and replaced by something that is 3D printed. I believe that this will do our world nothing but good.

Can 100% renewable energy power the world?

To answer the question of the title, yes, in theory. Great minds in science are currently working on ways to use renewable energy efficiently and without a high cost. Right now scientists estimate that we have 50 years before we run out of fossil fuels to power energy so we should really start to use renewable energy. Currently out of the world's energy, only 13% is renewable. Also, the reason why we cannot just build one huge solar panel, is because it would have to be where it is very sunny and not to crowded. But the distance between that and a place that has a high demand for electricity is far and that would cause us to loose a bunch of that energy in the process. In the video it suggests that we just use a superconductor but in order for that to happen in would need to be cooled to a super low temperature and that would take more energy to do, so that defeats the purpose. Hopefully with some time a lot more of the Earth can be ran on renewable energy, if we work together.