What is sustainability?

Sustainability could be defined as the ability of something to sustain itself. Living sustainably is about living within the means of our natural systems, the environment and ensuring that our lifestyles don't harm other people, societies and cultures. We need to do is look at our own carbon footprint, analyse what we consume on a day-to-day basis and see how our consumption affect our broader environment? We need to look at all the resources we bring into our lives and what we throw away.

Costa, From Costa's Garden Odyssey on SBS passionately brings to life the concept of sustainability with Aquaponics. Aquaponics is a relatively new and inspiring approach to sustainable food production that cultivates fish and plants in a symbiotic relationship. There are actually three elements involved; aquaculture (growing fish) hydroponic (growing soilless plants) and bacteria. Enlarge the diagram to see how it works.

Collaborative Consumption

Rachel Botswana is freelancing at Naked Communications and she is about to release a book in August called Collaborative Consumption. Collaborative Consumption describes the rapid explosion in traditional sharing, bartering, lending, trading, renting, gifting, and swapping redefined through technology and peer communities.

Collaborative Consumption Groundswell Video from rachel botsman on Vimeo.