June 3, 2010

SUSTAINABLE Design

I don't know if you feel the same as I do, but "Sustainable Design" is a subject that I find very encouraging, but very overwhelming at the same time! Designing a 100% sustainable product throughout its whole life cycle is really complex, mainly because all our actions have consequences.
No sé si a ti, pero al menos para mi, el "Diseño Sustentable" además de ser un tema super motivador, tambien me parece abrumador! diseñar un producto 100% sustentable a lo largo de toda su ciclo de vida es complejo, todas nuestras acciones tienen consecuencias.

However, staying cross-armed doing nothing is much worse! In this post you'll find some tips for producing or consuming a Sustainable Design. If you can accomplish all of them I congratulate you! If you don't, make a resolution to incorporate at least one of them; just about anything you do counts, no matter how little! :D

Pero peor es quedarse de manos cruzadas! Así que aqui te dejo algunas estrategias para producir o consumir un Diseño Sustentable! Si los cumples todos te felicito! si no haz el propósito de incorporar alguno de estos conceptos, cualquier cosa por pequeña que hagas cuenta! :D

1.
CERTIFY: Use and consume raw materials certified as ecologic. CERTIFICADO: Consume y utiliza materias primas certificadas como ecologicas!

2. BE ENERGY-FRIENDLY: Take advantage of alternative sources like Sun, Wind Power, Hydraulics. Try to work under natural light (or at least try to be sure that your light bulbs are of low-consumption). Use public transport or your bycicle.
ENERGÍA: Aprovecha fuentes alternativas como la solar, eolica, hidraulica, etc. Intenta trabajar en horarios donde puedas aprovechar la luz natural! (por lo menos asegurate de que tus focos sean de bajo consumo). Utiliza el transporte publico o tu bicicleta.

3. REUSE: Love what you have! Use it many times, or think in alternative uses you can give to it.
Reusa: Tómale cariño a las cosas que tienes! Usalas muchas veces, o piensa en que usos alternativos le puedes dar.

4. RECYCLE: Before dropping it to the trash can, think if you can use those materials for the creation of another product! (but be careful, don't create a product even more complex to recycle in the future)
Recicla: Antes de tirarlo a la basura, piensa como puedes utilizar esos materiales para crear otro producto! (Ten cuidado en no crear un producto que se vuelva aún más complejo de reciclar en un futuro)

5. GO SOCIAL: Support your community! Involve people close to you in the processes. Donate part of your profits to beneficial institutions.
SOCIAL: Apoya a tu comunidad! Involucra en tu trabajo a la gente que te rodea. Dona parte de tus ganancias a instituciones benéficas.

6.  GO NATIVE: Use raw & local materials from your place. You will save in transportation and complex and environmentally-harmful chemical processes.
NATIVO: Utiliza materia prima local y en estado natural, ahorrarás en transporte, procesos, químicos, etc.

7.
BE BIO-FRIENDLY: Consume and create biodegradable products. This way they'll go back to nature without problems.
BIODEGRADABLE: Consume y crea productos que después de usarlos puedan volver a ser parte del ambiente sin problemas

8.  REDUCE: Produce less waste consuming less junk. For example, think in simple and reusable packaging.
REDUCE: Produce menos desechos consumiendo menos chatarra. Por ejemplo piensa en empaques simples, ecológicos y reusables.

And I think the most important thing is a change in the way of life: be aware of the constant consumerism-bombing from the media and think about what we really need, about what actually matters to us. Let's consume eco-friendly and handmade products, let's enjoy our beautiful and lively planet!
Y creo que lo más importante es cambiar nuestra forma de ser, replantearnos todo el tiempo el consumismo que nos bombardea en los medios, lo que realmente necesitamos, valoremos lo que realmente importa, consumamos eco-friendly, handmade,  disfrutar nuestro hermoso planeta! :) Tienes alguna otra idea que quieras compartir?

PS: If you have any other tip you'd like to share, just let me know!
 P.D: Tienes algún otro tip que quieras compartir!?

5 comments:

  1. Great post Lorena! I love so many of these products, thanks for sharing them. Your new blog layout looks so nice!

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  2. excellent points! i especially like what you say in #4 "be careful, don't create a product even more complex to recycle in the future."

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  3. Beautiful posting and blog~ Thank you~

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  4. i realy like slogan "GO NATIVE". Thank You

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