Green Design Revolution
In this article, designer Nicola Jones discusses our responsibilities in the home, to be informed about the furnishings and fittings we are buying, to encourage waste reduction, move away from trend and learn to live a more traditional way of life.
Title: The Green Revolution
Date: Winter 2008
Publication: Improve Don’t Move Magazine
Content: How we can all make an effort to become more environmentally conscious and ethical in our choices for the spaces we live in.
View: Greening your Home
Extract: “Recession gloom and a new age depression they say. Well, the recession will be good for the environment. An uplifting thought in a time that has so many glum faces. What will cause the shift to sustainability? It is difficult to persuade people to change their habits, it’s far easier when they are driven to. The balance is finding middle ground between recession and eco scaremongering. What does this have to do with your interior? The message is BUY LESS. More importantly it’s saying no to the excess that has become part of Irish lifestyle. The Celtic Tiger allowed people to spend without conscience or conserve. A generic observation, but with an element of truth. Materialism got a little out of control. No longer shall we keep up with interior trends, it’s not financially viable. Tightening our belts means economical choices, less consumerism and less waste.”