It’s cool when fashion recycles itself, it’s not cool when sustainable living does because it means there was (and is as I write) a period of absolute and possibly irreversible destruction.
There is a deeper point to be made here, however, having to do with the specificity of everything. One of the great failings of our culture is the nearly universal belief that there can be anything universal. We as a culture take the same approach to living in Phoenix as in Seattle as in Miami, to the detriment of all these landscapes. We turn wild trees to standardized two-by-fours. We turn living fish into fish sticks. But every fish is different from every other fish. Every student is different from every other student. Every place is different from every other place. If we are ever to hope to begin to live sustainably in place (which is the only way to live sustainably), we will have to remember specificity is everything.
It is usually unbearably painful to read a book by an author who knows way less than you do, unless the book is a novel.
Sustainable development is a proven catalyst for Xerox innovation.
The political gridlock in Washington leads us to conclude that policymakers don't have the ability to put the public finances of the U.S. on a sustainable footing.
Creating sustainable jobs means doubling down on Baltimore's formidable strengths.
Permissible growth in the future has to be based on sustainable and equitable models.
What's personally sustainable is globally sustainable.
Cutting prices or putting things on sale is not sustainable business strategy.
Leading businesses are making large strides in ensuring a sustainable future, but ultimately, they can only do so much.
So-called 'sustainable development'... is meaningless drivel.
Uniformity is not very interesting or sustainable - it's boring.