Beyond Day Zero, a new model of government is needed that can go beyond the blame-game, and start shift the paradigm from one of bulk services, to one of decentralised water collection, treatment, use and re-use.
New York City’s 10-year plan to improve the energy efficiency by reducing building-based emissions 30% by 2025
The Dutch-based architectural firm Droog designs “FLOW”, an interior structure entirely made out of recycled and scrap material including bicycle seats and egg cartons.
Top-down actors enabling bottom-up, community practice in urban planning and infrastructure development: the Lagos case study
Going green is everywhere. We try to eat organic foods,to save electricity, to cycle or walk instead of drive, all in an attempt to reduce our carbon footprint. Perhaps with all this talk on “re-use,reduce,recycle”, we’re even feeling a bit of Green fatigue at the moment.
In a city with over 20 million residents, waste is produced on a large scale in Sao Paulo. Watch how this creates an opportunity for waste collectors to turn cans in to beautiful stools.
Sustainability enthusiasts often encourage individuals to make small changes their lifestyles, hoping for more significant change as a result of collective actions. However, for society to successfully complete its journey towards sustainability, larger stakeholders such as governments and businesses also need to be proactive in addressing sustainability challenges.