Aspirations for the security of a sustainable future are not new. Countless expressions have come and gone, often without due appreciation by society at large. We shed light on these lost artefacts of sustainability with the hope that they may yet revive the hopeful outcomes that they inferred. Artefacts.earth is not a wistful longing for a forgotten…
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In such an intensely industrialized society, people are conditioned to get things rather than to do them; they are trained to value what can be purchased rather than what they themselves can create.
Read More We are trained for consumption rather than action – Ivan Illich (1975)
Canada’s 1995 Biodiversity Strategy contains profoundly sound guidance which has been widely ignored in policy at all levels of governance since its adoption.
Read More Canada’s great, ignored 1995 Biodiversity Strategy
Japan’s Kongō Gumi has been building Buddhist temples for 14 centuries. Is that evidence of a sustainable business?
Read More Sustaining a company for 1,400 years
From Montreal, evidence of the future of mobility from its forgotten, pre-oil past: a bicycle map from 1897.
Read More Cycling in Montreal in 1897
With no evidence that humans can persist outside of our host biosphere, why so much naïve optimism around colonizing space?
Read More Lynn Margulis on why colonizing space is about more than physics