Bucky's Sustainable Planet

Inventor, visionary, and architect Buckminster Fuller used design to tackle problems including homelessness and environmental degradation.

"Mr. Fuller is described as an architect. He is that because of his intense concern with living space. But he's something more than an architect, because his obsession is with the architecture of the universe.

We all have heard of Mr. Fuller's invention, the geodesic dome. It is now seen all over the world. It is a brilliant use of space and material. Then, the world map and other items. But what is far more important, Mr. Fuller has shown how to get the maximum from the minimum material by making the most intelligent use of the resources available on earth."

Interview features the following guests:

Jaime Snyder, filmmaker and co-founder of the Buckminster Fuller Institute.

Dr. John Todd, renowned biologist and pioneer in the field of ecological design. [He won an award] for a proposal to transform strip-mined lands in Appalachia into a self-sustaining community.

Hunter Lovins, co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute and founder and director of Natural Capitalism, which promotes entrepreneurial and sustainable solutions to environmental problems.

Full Story: 25 Years After His Death, Visionary R. Buckminster Fuller Continues to Inspire Efforts for a More Sustainable Planet

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