We need infrastructure and systems to support positive environmental outcomes.
Create new conversations
My miracle would be a very big thing, but would require a lot of small things.
We have a lot of fun in what we do in trying to save the world.
The single most powerful thing we can share with kids – they’re the custodians of the land – they have to take care of it, and here are some ways how.
Everything around you is an engineered system – start demanding of the engineers to change things.
With every dollar we spend, we vote for a certain kind of world.
I would like to do the sorts of projects that 30 years down the line, if the world has gone to hell, people will say “thank god we did this”, and if 30 years down the line nothing has gone to hell and everything is fine then people will say “oh my god, I’m so […]
What we’re really doing is resource recovery of people, we just happen to be using the waste stream.
Doing things differently is an effective narrative.
I rank architecture by going to look at the bathrooms…it is the utilitarian areas that reveal weaknesses…but sustainability weaknesses in architecture are much more disguised.
Just as we know our landscapes are fragmented, so too is our law. A double-up of our problems.
Producing coffee is intensive work…we want to be rewarded fairly at the end of the day.
That other form of development is what I’ve been looking at in the Andes in the context of what they call buen vivir or good living – which isn’t always about accumulation and excess.
The study of how people chose to use their scarce resources in attempting to satisfy their unlimited wants. This explains both economics and sustainability.
The problems of degradation are not just the sole domain of biophysical scientists.
The majority of existing businesses can still be characterised as having a compliance-based relationship with sustainability, but there are hopeful and interesting things happening.
The pre-eminence of the economy and its treatment as if it were the point of society is so powerful, consumerism has been such a powerful force, that people believe their primary relationship is with the economy and not with their fellow members of society.