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Sustainability Confusion: Does the “Tragedy of the Commons” apply?

For the purpose of this discussion, the term “commons” is defined as some tract of land or body of water used jointly by the residents of a community. It denotes a legal right or liberty, in common with other persons, to take profit from the land or waters of another, e.g., pasturing animals on another’s land (common of pasturage) or fishing in another’s waters (common of piscary). A specific local or global community must decide how to manage its commons responsibly so as to prevent its demise. The concept of commons finds application in government, economics, ecology, sustainability, sociology, environmental protection, etc. A landlocked local community might concern itself with a sanitary landfill approaching its capacity. A global community might concern itself with the overfishing of a specific species of marine life from the oceans. This blog will identify the tragedy of “unbridled freedom” in a commons by introducing an article by ecologist Garrett Hardin. Adhering to Hardin’s First Law of Ecology – “you cannot do only one thing” – Dorazio offers its own initiatives as other things a community can do to address the tragedy associated with pollution and energy in its commons.

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G.R.A.C.E.

Modeled after a benchmark industrial ecosystem, the G.R.A.C.E. version of the Dorazio μGrid applies our “Energy Surety Micro-Grid” (ES-μGridTM) model to the specific recycling needs of a community. The G.R.A.C.E. Dorazio μGrid converts targeted locally-available community waste into convenient energy forms such as electricity, steam, industrial heat, hot water, space heating and cooling, synthetic gas (syngas), vehicle fuel, carbon dioxide, etc. In the process of this conversion, a sustainability engine is constructed that drives economic development through permanent new job creation, supply-chain logistics and raw material recycling.

Dorazio has a patent pending with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the underlying polygeneration system and method for G.R.A.C.E.®, Dorazio μ-Grid® and ES-μGrid®.

[See our Brochure below.]

Dorazio Micro-Grid (μGrid)

Modeled after a benchmark industrial ecosystem, the Dorazio μGrid® applies our “Energy Surety Micro-Grid” (ES-μGrid®) model to the specific needs of a community. The Dorazio μGrid® converts diverse locally-available community-energy resources into convenient energy forms such as electrical power, steam, industrial heat, space heating and cooling, hot water, synthetic gas (syngas), vehicle fuel, carbon dioxide, etc. In the process of this conversion, a sustainability engine is constructed that drives economic development through permanent new job creation, supply-chain logistics and raw material recycling.

Dorazio has a patent pending with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the underlying polygeneration system and method for Dorazio μGrid® and ES-μGrid®.

[See our Brochure below.]