What have you done today to lower your impact?

We are washing away the foundations of our existence on every front. It is high time we move from crashing about on the planet like a bull in china shop and find a way to go forward with intent. We must find systems of living based on sustainability. The systems and tools exist, it is up to each of us to adopt them.

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Sunday, 14 June 2009

Re-use in action, the High Line project

Thanks to the High Line website for the image. Go there for many more pictures of the project.

This is an excellent example of re-use of existing Manhattan infrastructure rather than allowing it to be torn down for new construction, "sustainable" or otherwise. Conversion of this derelict elevated railway into a green public space prevents needless further building, preserves access to sunlight by surrounding buildings, and gives the citizens a lovely gathering space high above the congested streets.

thanks to Worldchanging for the heads up on this.

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