And sustainabilityAs defined by the American Society of Interior Designers, sustainable design is "design that goes beyond being just efficient, attractive, on time and on budget. It is a design that cares about how such goals are achieved, about its effect on people and on the environment. An environmentally responsible professional makes a commitment to constantly try to find ways to diminish design's impact on the world around us."
Although this definition in particular may be focused on sustainable design's application to built interior spaces, the concepts it expresses are universal. Part of this change involves a re-evaluation of all aspects of lifestyle - from how you use water and electricity to which products you buy or how often you travel. In moving towards sustainable design I am addressing but one facet of the problem, but I hope that this shift will encourage others to consider sustainability in a more universal light.
Sustainability throughout all aspects of design and life is becoming increasingly necessary as time wears on, and is key to society becoming more environmentally conscious and proactive. I aim to incorporate elements of sustainable design into my works and subject matter, and am attentive to the impacts of effective green design around me. These values and ideas are ones I wish to carry forward as I continue my work as an artist, designer, and environmentally conscious individual.
Sustainability had been just a dream that lay far off in the future in past decades. But that future has arrived now.