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Day 9 – The Lexicon Of Sustainability

“We are the first generation to realize, ours is not a world of infinite resources. And if we are not careful, we will lose what we do have forever. But people now have …a deeper commitment to lessen their impact on the world around them. It is a time of new solutions…and the building blocks for these ideas? WORDS…”

-The Lexicon of Sustainability

Day 9: Using Words as Building Blocks for Change

The people at The Lexicon of Sustainability are teaching about sustainability in a very unique way. They created a video series on the web that is based on a simple premise:

“People can’t be expected to live more sustainable lives if they don’t even know the most basic terms and principles that define sustainability.”

So the goal of the people doing this series (of artwork, calendars and videos) is to teach the meanings of these words.

Here is their trailer video:

How are they doing this?

For the past three years, Douglas Gayeton and Laura Howard-Gayeton have interviewed the sustainability leaders in the fields of food and agriculture. They have taken what they learned and shared these  insights in the form of art, calendars and film. Many of the people they have featured have also been featured on our PBS show, Growing A Greener World – like Joel Salatin and Will Allen. These leaders are the ambassadors of the message and The Lexicon of Sustainability is a super neat way of presenting the information.

Visit their website for more: The Lexicon of Sustainability.

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy® and is the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two teenage boys and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.

4 Comments:

  • I heard Douglas Gayeton speak at an event in SF last year. I was very inspired by him and his messages. I have not seen the video side. I will check it out. Thanks.

  • john says:

    love the program

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