Ten Things to Advance Sustainability in the Built Environment #5: Is it kind, true, & necessary?

The ancient advice about considering before speaking: “Is it kind, true, and necessary?” can also be applied to design of the built environment. Design represents any order, system, project, architecture, artifice, or alteration of nature: Is the design kind: considerate and considered?; compassionate to life?; conducive to comfort?; tolerant of differences?; humane?; recognizing the oneness…

SHELTERBOX CANADA

Haiti A ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) is currently being mobilised with two SRT members from the USA and one from the UK leading the response. A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean island of Haiti at close to 2200 GMT on Tuesday, January 12. Initial reports state that hundreds of people are feared dead while…