21 Jun '14, 4am

Sustainable places for everyone - not just the lucky few #sustainable

A future of sustainable places for everyone Romilly Madew, Chief Executive Green Building Council of Australia Sustainability shouldn’t just be everyone’s responsibility. It should be everyone’s reward. While long-term global environmental issues may be sidelined because it is claimed that there are more urgent needs to satisfy, in actual fact, sustainability underpins each of our most basic needs as human beings. At the lower end of Maslow’s famous Hierarchy of Needs , sustainability is at the heart of the biological and physiological needs for efficient shelter, clean air and water and the safety needs of a secure community with minimal competition for resources. At the upper echelons, sustainable design speaks to the aesthetic needs for beauty and balance, while the ability for people to reach their full potential and achieve their ‘soul’s urge’ – self-actualisation – i...

Full article: http://www.gbca.org.au/news/gbca-news/sustainable-places-...

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