the way we live

design and climate change


i found thomas matthews book, “ten ways design can fight climate change” over at mocoloco yesterday.  now to most of us there is nothing earth shattering in those pages and much of it is very basic.  nonetheless, i think that’s where the book’s success lies.  the simple matter-of-fact way in which mr. matthews spells out ten logical, rational, and simple ways to use design to fight climate change is wonderfully commendable.  the book is brief, to the point, and punctuated with very small examples (often personal) for each topic.  the best part though, is that the treatise is available free via pdf, which, of course, just goes hand in hand with being sustainable.  i would recommend this quick read to everyone, even if you are well versed in the areas of environmentally responsible design it’s worth reading through to remind yourself.  you can view/download the book here.

22 November 2007 Posted by | architecture, green, society, technology | 2 Comments

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here’s wishing you a happy and warm thanksgiving!  if you’re traveling over the holiday stay safe.  i hope everyone enjoys great family and food.  happy thanksgiving!

22 November 2007 Posted by | society | Leave a comment