As I get older, I get less and less interested in stuff for stuff's sake, and more interested in the cycles of natural systems. It just seems good sense to me to make things that go along with these systems, ways of doing things that have been revolving since the Earth began cooling. I know we are all bored to death with the "S" word, and I have pledged never to use it or the word "green" when lecturing. But still a spade is a spade, and I think Susan said it best when she said:
“Good design is not a frill, not an expensive luxury, but is basic to how
things work, from cities to buildings, from consumer products to energy grids.
Faced with great environmental challenges, we must all assure that the
buildings and devices in our world are not only functional, but beautiful, and
that they contribute to a sustainable way of life in the future.”
--Susan Szenasy, Executive Editor, Metropolis Magazine