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Living grid: energy inspired by life
Now ▶ 12 May

In week one of the Living Grid explorer, we asked what human systems can learn from the rest of life on Earth. In week two, we’re asking how nature would redesign our alien energy system for life on Earth.

It’s as if our human energy system were designed for life on another planet. It sticks out like a sore thumb from the energy system that’s evolved here over the last 3.8 billion years of life. Rather than cycle solar energy through a closed-loop, cooperative system - as other life forms do around here - our linear, centralised grid releases energy into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels, wasting it rather than recapturing it. If this mismatch is the root cause of climate change then, to tackle it effectively, we must find ways to reintegrate our human energy system with this wider, living energy system.

What would it take to make our alien energy system part and parcel of nature again? Join us to figure out:
How would nature design our energy system?

If you are interested to find out more about the Living Grid, get in touch with Heidi Hauf.

GEMMA ADAMS

Forum for the Future


 
1.  Take up week 2's discussion topic : How would nature design our energy system? Share your ideas here.
 
2. Join the #livinggrid live convo: For the next two weeks, join living systems designers, community energy experts, and people like you and me who want to create a different energy future, to imagine a new power grid.
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