30 Aug '13, 12am

So true, Derrick. @edcmagazine: Sustainability is a Divisive Environment

I had a “well, duh” moment at the AIA Expo back in June. And by “well, duh” I mean there was an idea staring me in the face but I didn’t recognize it until then for whatever reason. Simply put: Green is dysfunctional. I came to that conclusion based on the widening fissures between people and groups defining what sustainability is and how the movement should proceed. From the outside, it might look like a single whole: a group of people dedicated to a sustainable built environment. And while that might be true, as much as say the United States is a single whole, those of us living in the U.S. know that there’s far less unity than what others might believe as you progress from a national, to a statewide, to a municipal level. The deeper you go, the more varied ideas become. The increasing divisiveness, whether it’s real or perceived, scares me. Just think of the word “divis...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/95163-editors-note-sustain...

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