Keep the game, change the rules

A few weeks ago I read with interest this post on John R. Ehrenfeld’s blog. I’ve been following this blog ever since I’ve read John’s book Sustainability by design – A Subversive Strategy for Transforming Our Consumer Culture, which I’m planning on discussing in a post some other time.

In this particular post, John tries to make a coherent list that defines the different views from our current, unsustainable world and a sustainable world. Before I go into this any deeper, it’s important to give  you two quotes from the book that clearly define John’s (and mine as well) view on sustainability:

Sustainability is the possibility that humans
and other life will flourish on Earth forever.

Sustainability is not merely about staying alive (or as we tend to see it nowadays, not dying), it’s about thriving as humanity. It’s about surpassing the struggle for survival and focusing on self-actualization…

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WHY I DO WHAT I DO As a designer and entrepreneur, I want to develop systems that have a strong impact on short term and will guide society towards a more sustainable, social and economically different system in the long term. WHAT I DO I blog about and do projects with people and organisations driven by passion. I'm always on the look for new projects, ideas and people to meet, contact me!
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