We’ve got to start with the large to be able to connect the dots of excellence.
An educational activist…encouraging other people to find out how they can best act in the world.
Technology amplifies underlying human forces.
We sell electricity in units, rather than as a service – so the electricity companies want us to buy more. So the market is diametrically opposed to energy efficiency. Every time we use less energy they make less profit.
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.
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.
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 majority of existing businesses can still be characterised as having a compliance-based relationship with sustainability, but there are hopeful and interesting things happening.
If you can be a better consumer, then we can change the world.
I don’t think “ecodesign” goes deep enough – it’s more about optimising the status quo rather than challenging it.
Design is about improving the world, that’s kind of why you do it. It’s an optimistic craft – you really do believe that you can make the world better. The position you have determines your view on what better is – not who happens to be paying you.
Even in a future of scarcity, we still need technology, we just have to design it very differently.