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Marks and Spencer distribution centre in Prologis Park, Bradford
This 1.1 million square foot Marks and Spencer (M&S) distribution centre in Prologis Park Bradford is the largest warehouse in the M&S network and one of the biggest in the UK. It will serve all M&S stores with furniture products, store equipment and, by 2011, ambient food.
Planet Positive certified, the distribution centre is striving for a net positive impact on the planet. This has been done by surpassing environmental and sustainability standards and through reinvestment into the local community. This investment includes a locally sourced construction supply chain and a commitment to provide a Planet Positive certified environmental project for the local community.
Spread the Earthship Concept like a Virus.
The concept involves building an earthship… how we run the crew, make money, how we run the academy, etc… Our stain on whatever is around us is what we are. This is way more comprehensive that just a business. A business is not my real motivation. My motivation is to turn this planet into an unbelievably beautiful living being… which it was before humans came here, but have humans participate in that.
Every step must make money to stay economically healthy. At the same time, everything we do, everything we relate to, every breathing, living, heart-beating step we take stains everything around us - just like when you drop a drop of colored water on a tissue. Look how fast it spreads. This is more intense than a stain. That is what we want to do. This is a big responsibility, we cannot do this unless what we are spreading is totally pure stuff. Not like oil in the gulf of mexico right now.
First of all, we have to really know that what we are spreading is really worthy of being spread. If you can show people how to get water without getting into corporations and politics, that is something worth spreading. It is that basic. You decide what is going to be worthy of spreading, then you use these intense tactics of spreading it. And I don’t know what the tactics are, I think they are analogous with dropping a drop of colored what on a tissue. I do know that a step in that direction is that every breath that any of us takes is breathing the aroma of this thinking. So, you know, you can definitely refine it, you can do whatever. This direction of thinking is worth spreading. The direction that makes it so people have access to everything for survival and sustenance without money, corporations and politics. How can that be wrong? That is the thing that I want to portray with this company. This is the approach to portraying it. Mixed with all the logical things that work out in the real economical dog eat dog dollar world. I’ll use those to promote this. But ultimately this is more powerful. I want to use those to launch this. I want to launch this thinking. After it is launched it will take a life of its own. There is a lot to discuss in terms of what it means to spread something this way. Its like spreading a virus for sure. Its like dropping a drop of colored water on a tissue. That is the way it could spread. That could only be spread if it is emanating from everyone involved like a virus, like a fever.