Creating a sustainable future requires developing an understanding of the systems that make up the natural world and how they affect one another. Impacts in one area of a system can have unforeseen consequences elsewhere. By expanding our understanding of how these elements interact, designers can leverage these relationships to create regenerative forces instead of simply fueling consumption.
By understanding and emulating the strategies of the natural world to overcome obstacles and solve problems, designers can unlock new potential for design concepts. I apply 3.8 billion years worth of wisdom in the creation of designs to create more effective and sustainable solutions for stakeholders.
Long Term Consideration
The most important ingredient in sustainable design is time. By increasing the scope of consideration during the planning and implementation of product and service solutions, scarce resources can be put to better use.
Sustainable design can have a positive economic impact in addition to its social and environmental benefits. I have worked with local governments and businesses to develop strategies that help local businesses flourish by creating a community around sustainable practices.