by The Story of
The Millau Viaduct
An Impossible Dream for 50 plus years, a Croquis Design Idea for traversing the largest canyon in Europe suddenly was able to overcome stakeholder morass to be transformed to an award winning civil-environmental engineering solution. Then Voilà, three years to Commissioning, under budget ahead of schedule, The Millau Valley that once represented a disconnect so vast and impossible for travelers of global culture and trade between France and Spain that no one could imagine a bridge design that all could agree on, much less afford, or construct.
The Millau Viaduct, now connecting all, is all things to all people: for those that are racing between Paris and Barcelona, four hours was shaved off; for those wanting to protect the Grand Canyon of Europe, a new cultural and aesthetic icon draws the touristic traveler into the Canyon to visit the infinitely preserved town of Millau in order to look up and experience the tallest bridge in the world.
Today, most all consumers and supply chain stakeholders want to see realized a planet with no pollution, no Greenhouse Gases -- but we all feel helpless when it comes to that Elephant in the Chain, i.e. the fossil fuels in everyone's transport.
We believe Fossil Fuels will continue to be the Achilles Heel of all Sustainable Brands until we -- the suppliers, OEMs, and consumers become allied together and simply mandate our own "moonshot".
We call this Moonshot "Clean Copper™ in The Chain". As it turns out, there are necessarily two sources of Fossil Fuel emissions in everyone's supply chain: both are known as coming from the Extractives industries -- (1) Oil & Gas, and (2) Mining.
It turns out that Oil & Gas emissions are well understood and codified with data. Not so with metals mining: the good news is, all metals mines can be rationally brought forward to Zero Emission, Zero Waste Deep Ecology standards by simply adopting what we dub as "21st Century Solar & Hydrogen Refinery Science".
And if and when Mining does so, something magical proceeds: these extreme upstream mining basecamps that currently are the Achilles Heel of Big Mining, become the world's first all Solar & Hydrogen Regional Economies.
Now -- such a feat is entirely doable and certainly worth celebrating by the consumer and supply chain managers themselves, but to effect change at Big Mining, We the Downstream must make our Message know to the extreme upstream Mining Cos Board rooms.
Humanity's divide over the how, when, and where to progress Beyond Petroleum to a Fossil Fuel Free future can be fast tracked for regions via the operative and mantra of Clean Copper™. And if regionally, then planet wide. The Elephant in the Room for supply chain managers currently mimics one such grand chasm of divide for supply chain transport and the many modes and fuel types it connects.
Disconnects divides us all. Climate Change. Is it real? Is it man-made? Is our planet doomed? Is it all about Left vs. Right? Buckminster Fuller´s Spaceship Earth is truly fragile, and we are in charge. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall...
Enter Clean Copper™ Supply Chain Alliance.
Copper™ already unwittingly connects us all. Did you know? Our global supply chain, your job, my job, everybody´s jobs depend upon it!
We exist to educate and provide all users, all stakeholders the opportunity to have their voice heard inside Big Mining's boadrooms. We have created many portals to Vote with your consumer and supplier dollars For Clean Copper™ -- which is a positive action that also sends out a Vote for Solar & Hydrogen to displace, liter by liter, gallon by gallon, the fossil fuels in everybody's supply chain.
BECOME A CHARTER
The Buckminster Fuller Dymaxion Map is the mark certifying CLEANCOPPER™ from its point of extraction and production to downstream products such as your laptop. Look for the mark on packaging and purchases of the products you buy indicating CLEANCOPPER™ rewards inside and soon via our forthcoming Adopt Clean Copper™ App found at the Tradeshift.com App Store.
CLEANCOPPER™ SUPPLY CHAIN ALLIANCE 🀰
PO Box 19663
Stanford, CA 94309
CLEANCOPPER™ SUPPLY CHAIN ALLIANCE 🀰
is a Downstream Industry-Consumer Alliance dedicated to achieving Zero Emissions Zero Waste change inside the metals industry at the point of extraction, production (smelting) and refining. It has no affiliations with existing Copper Mining (or other metals) industry associations. We exists to facilitate demand for downstream CLEANCOPPER™.