Upcycling is a term that refers to the practice of making things that are more beautiful, durable, or useful from what was previously considered waste. Aerin Dunford is steward of the Upcycling Initiative of The Berkana Institute—an organization committed to building healthy and resilient communities. In this video, Aerin explains what upcycling is all about and shares her thoughts on how upcycling connects to social change and large-scale systems change. Read a longer interview with Aerin Dunford on upcycling here. Follow Aerin Dunford and Berkana on Twitter at @aerindunford and @berkanainst.
For more information on systems of influence, as Aerin mentions in this video, check out this article from The Berkana Institute: “Lifecycle of Emergence: Using Emergence to Take Social Innovation to Scale” by Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze.