A Day in a (Un)Sustainable Life 2011

During the week of Earth Day 2011, people around the world will capture the state of (un)sustainable living in their community as part of A Day in a (Un)Sustainable Life 2011, an annual, global research & policy project lead by the Net Impact chapter at the University of St. Thomas. We invite everyone in your Net Impact chapter and your community to join in. Simply wander out into your community during the week around April 22nd with a digital camera and a journal. As you wander, photograph examples of what you see as the best and worst in sustainable living practices. As you compose a photograph, use your journal to capture the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing. Specifically, capture what makes this a best or worst in sustainable living practices for you. Also capture your feelings about what you are photographing.

In 2010, we had participants from the U.S., Europe, and India who provided an interesting array of perspectives. You can read a summary of our 2010 findings in the project blog (http://adayinsustainability.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-in-unsustainable-life-2010-summary.html). You can also view many of the submissions at the 2010 submission group on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/groups/adayinsustainability2010/). We’re hoping to replicate and extend last year’s success and hope that someone in NYC is inspired to help.

For More Information: Email the project team at ADayInSustainability@yahoo.com for more information. There are more details about participating at the project blog: http://adayinsustainability.blogspot.com/2011/04/participating-in-day-in-unsustainable.html.

Submitted by: David Alexander