Citizens, associations, enterprises and local governments that conceive of and set up new solutions, as well as those that actively and collaboratively participate in them, do so by choice. Creative communities recognize, in the promising initiatives that they create and produce, some features that are better than those proposed by the mainstream unsustainable production and consumption system. Their initiatives compensate for the reduction in consumption with an increase in something else that the involved people consider more valuable. We can refer to this "something else" as qualities of the physical and social environments that ask for more sustainable behaviors in order to enjoy them. Hence we might call them: sustainable qualities. The observation of cases of social innovation around the world point towards an emergence of sustainable qualities (place, scale, collaboration, work, time, relationships, complexity), which urge us to start a more thorough philosophical refection.
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 22:25
Four Weekends – Four Locations –Four Networking Events Parallel Crossings, Film festival for Social Innovations and Sustainability in Berlin From the 5th until the 28th of SeptemberSunday, September 21, 2014 - 22:18
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