Sustainable: What does living sustainably mean?

Sustainability is about meeting our present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Living sustainably therefore, is an important practice for saving the environment and using our resources efficiently.

But what does this actually mean in the day to day practical sense?

Thanks to the following guests for participating:

Interior designer Rachel Fowler is the author of My Happy Place: Healthy, sustainable and humane interior design for life and work which is due to come out on October 26.

Josh Pitman, the managing director of planet friendly packaging company Priory Direct

MBA candidate for Psychology and Customer Success Manager for Igloo Software Amelia Cranford

Sian Young, Founder of © Sustainable Success Coach and CEO of © The Centre for Sustainable Action.

Here are some of the resources from the show:

Peter Senge of MIT and the Society for Organizational Learning in an excerpt from an interview conducted in Tucson, July 2011 at Camp Snowball for the Waters Foundation:

William McDonough, innovative architect, author, and consultant, presents “The Upcycle: Designing for Abundance”.

Books looked at this week:

Rachel Fowler: My Happy Place: Healthy, sustainable and humane interior design for life and work

Dr. Peter Senge: The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organizations are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World

William McDonough & Michael Braungart: The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability—Designing for Abundance

PS. I do not receive commission for reviewing books and talks.

Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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