Day 9 – The Lexicon Of Sustainability

“We are the first generation to realize, ours is not a world of infinite resources. And if we are not careful, we will lose what we do have forever. But people now have …a deeper commitment to lessen their impact on the world around them. It is a time of new solutions…and the building blocks for these ideas? WORDS…”

-The Lexicon of Sustainability

Day 9: Using Words as Building Blocks for Change

The people at The Lexicon of Sustainability are teaching about sustainability in a very unique way. They created a video series on the web that is based on a simple premise:

“People can’t be expected to live more sustainable lives if they don’t even know the most basic terms and principles that define sustainability.”

So the goal of the people doing this series (of artwork, calendars and videos) is to teach the meanings of these words.

Here is their trailer video:

How are they doing this?

For the past three years, Douglas Gayeton and Laura Howard-Gayeton have interviewed the sustainability leaders in the fields of food and agriculture. They have taken what they learned and shared these  insights in the form of art, calendars and film. Many of the people they have featured have also been featured on our PBS show, Growing A Greener World - like Joel Salatin and Will Allen. These leaders are the ambassadors of the message and The Lexicon of Sustainability is a super neat way of presenting the information.

Visit their website for more: The Lexicon of Sustainability.

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About the Author

Theresa Loe is the Co-Executive TV Producer and the On-Air Canning/Homesteading Expert for the national PBS gardening TV series, Growing A Greener World. She is a lifetime canner and a graduate of the Master Food Preserver Program. She studied both sustainable horticulture and professional culinary arts and she is a wrangler of chickens and two teenage children. (Not necessarily in that order.) Click here to download her FREE CANNING RESOURCE GUIDE of favorite must-have sources for preserving the harvest.

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