We have no affiliation with it other than being a subscriber but we feel that its idea that "design will save the world" is a crucial one.
At GreenIt! we believe that myriads of synergistic activities both micro and macro will contribute to resolving the environmental crisis (apocalypse!?) that we are facing.
Macro activities tend to involve major sums of money and are often highly politicized.
Typically they then tend to take a long time in coming off, especially when there are hidden agendas/hidden interests obstructing them.
Whereas Micro activities have the power of critical mass.
They can go viral. and through sheer volume can have far greater significance than massive projects costing huge sums of money.
Both are necessary but typically the micro ones tend to be seen as insignificant.
It was when we looked closer that we saw how green service delivery among the impoverished masses would not only help municipalities in South Africa become sustainable but would also result in massive environmental benefits.
That is how we came to conceive of a green household surivival kit that we named the ukuvuya kit.
The word ukuvuya is Xhosa, the mother tongue of Nelson Mandela and translates into "we are happy ...".
It's connotations are of well being at the individual, family, and community levels.
Read the Inhabitat article and vote for the eco art that most appeals to you ... it is one of those micro acts that you can perform.