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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Arthur Potts Dawson, A Committed Visionary

Arthur Potts Dawson wants us to take responsibility not just for the food we eat, but how we shop for and even dispose of it.  And he's showing the way ... with impeccable taste.  So begins Arthur's bio on TED, Ideas Worth Spreading.  Arthur's eight minute plus video is invigorating to watch and witness his raw sense of integrity regarding respect of the earth's resources.

Ei named Arthur the January, 2011 IMPACTOR of the month for taking his vision into action with his two London restaurants, Acorn House and Waterhouse. In the video Arthur explains how he addresses each of his five waste categories: time, space, energy and waste.  With his British wit Arthur gives some personal antidotes from his journey, including a mass accidental worm murder incident.

Arthur Potts DawsonUsing the Chinese Medicinal Elements as his inspiration, Arthur plans to open a total five restaurants influences by the elements, wood, water, fire, metal and earth.  Acorn House relates to wood and Waterhouse to water;  there are three more sustainable restaurants slated for future development.

To bring urban dwellers closer to their food source, Arthur opened The People's Supermarket .  According to Arthur, The People's Supermarket is the most sustainable supermarket in the world and he intends to be the first with zero waste.

Arthur Potts Dawson is a gift to humanity and his determination is staged to change standard operating practices in the foodservice industry and beyond.  THANK YOU ARTHUR!

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