'Sustainability' is a word widely used today in many different contexts although the word has been around for many decades, but its usages only became apparent and gained traction among proponents after the Rio Earth Summit (1992). Almost as soon as it started to be widely used, many were quick to criticize and dismiss 'sustainability' as nothing more than a jargon, often used with little real content.

 

With the world's population growing at an unprecedented rate, coupled with growing concern about climate change and shrinking natural resources, how sustainable will our planet and its environment be in the next 50 years if we do not take concrete action against the alarming global threat of annihilation? 

The future looks grim and we are all guilty of many forms of unsustainable behavior. Is now not the right time to live with less, a lot less?

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Quote of the day

"A building’s architectonic quality is not determined by the professionalism with which it was built, but by the part it plays in architectural discussion. A building only becomes architecture when it is discussed; i.e. when it plays a part in cultural discussion."

~ Carel Weeber quoted by Van Dijk and De Graaf (1990)