Sustainability

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Bill Gates  – changing poop into water! He’s demonstrating a machine that could be a boon to places without sufficient waste treatment plants.

Why Designers Explore Sustainability: #1#2, #3

A list of resources to explore sustainable orgs: #1#2#3#4, #5, #6

An important informational animation that will inspire!
Solutions

Another example of how effective animation can help support sustainability through info graphic animations.

Example of using motion graphics, animation and infographics to drive an engaging sustainable cause.

 

Sustainable development is an organizing principle for human life on a finite planet. It posits a desirable future state for human societies in which living conditions and resource-use meet human needs without undermining the sustainability of natural systems and the environment, so that future generations may also have their needs met.

Sustainable development ties together concern for the carrying capacity of natural systems with the social and economic challenges faced by humanity economy “in equilibrium with basic ecological support systems.”[1] Scientists in many fields have highlighted The Limits to Growth,[2] and economists have presented alternatives, for example a ‘steady state economy‘,[3] to address concerns over the impacts of expanding human development on the planet.

The term ‘sustainable development’ rose to significance after it was used by the Brundtland Commission in its 1987 report Our Common Future. In the report, the commission coined what has become the most often-quoted definition of sustainable development: “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”[4][5]

The concept of sustainable development has in the past most often been broken out into three constituent domains: environmental sustainabilityeconomic sustainability and social sustainability. However, many other possible ways to delineate the concept have been suggested. For example, the Circles of Sustainability approach distinguishes the four domains of economic, ecological, political and cultural sustainability. This accords with the United Cities and local governments specifying of culture as the fourth domain of sustainability.[6] Other important sources refer to the fourth domain as ‘institutional’ [7] or as ‘good governance.’ [8]

Explore and be inspired with the following external links page.

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Institute for the Future – see Featured Projects

An EXAMPLE of a website that needs to be redesigned and built in HTML5/CSS3

Public Domain Resources – #1, #2, #3

“Below is a picture of our planet where we all live and share with others. Lets begin to contribute media that will inspire creative practices and support others who are diligently helping us to create a sustainable environment.”
– Deborah Krikun, a new media educator and designer

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