Image: Edrengiyn Nuruu, Mongolia courtesy of USGS
On May 27th at 5pm GMT, I'll be joining speakers inc. Anouska Anquetil for 'Creative Lab: Defining Sustainability Pillars' on Clubhouse. Hosted by Aterre Society, the drop-in audio session will explore how, 'in a world saturated by terms 'Eco' and 'Sustainable' we define the fundamental pillars of sustainable design across the built environment, climate, community, and more.
Ahead of our session, chair Anouska asked if I would list the top 5 sustainability pillars that I apply to my works and advisories. Having tailored those pillars to be as succinct as possible, they are:
1. Be the product of robust scientific enquiry.
2. Fit for worst-case, not just best-case future scenarios.
3. Meet all, not select sustainability criteria.
4. Work for all species, not just humans.
5. Be realistic, not idealistic in conception.
Find out more about our session here.
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Earlier this year, the Global Research & Innovation in Plastics Sustainability digital conference brought together leading researchers and practitioners from academic, industry, and government in the UK and beyond to explore the most promising possible solutions to the problem of plastics reaching landfill, incinerators, or becoming fugitive in the environment. Speakers including The Tyre Collective's Hanson Cheng and I discussed the particular problems presented by polymer microparticles in the environment and what the state-of-the-science suggests to be the most viable means of mitigating the issue. Our session is now online for those interested in hearing what we had to say. Click here to listen.
Melissa Sterry, PhD, chartered design scientist, systems theorist, biofuturist, and serial founder inc. Bionic City®
Asking the question "how would nature design a city" since 2010.
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