Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Sustainable Sites Initiative

Wonderful news that the American Society of Landscape Architects along with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the United States Botanic Garden have developed guidelines for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices.

Similar to LEED, but for landscape architects and not architects, they promote thought towards urgent global concerns such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, and resource depletion. At the moment they are voluntary but here's hoping they will become mandatory.

Check it out here.

Painting by Hundertwasser. My favourite artist.

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