Beyond Sustainability

25 08 2012

A couple of really good points – “The key to our future is not to limit and constrain yourself and society, but to think in cycles and to give back.”
“nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed”.

Beyond Sustainable Living

“Sustainability” is not the end of the line.

Regarding the definition of sustainability, you can note that it is focused on conservation over evolution. Literally taken, sustainability is about sustaining and goes along the lines of reduction and simplicity. It focuses on preservation, limiting and not making things worse. This seems to be a main aspect making it worth thinking further. Moving beyond sustainability means beyond sustaining or restoring the current state and moving towards actively improving the environment.

Nature continuously strives for improvements. Life is about evolution, growth and thriving. It is abundant and wasteful, which it can easily be, because there is no waste. Everything is a resources and no one would ever call the rotten cherry on the ground trash. The Cradle-To-Cradle® concept [1, 2] nicely reflects this thinking and aims at putting it into practice in our society. It does not limit…

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