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About The Living Principles

About Living Principles

The Living Principles for Design framework is a catalyst for driving positive cultural change. It distills the four streams of sustainability — environment, people, economy, and culture — into a roadmap that is understandable, integrated, and most importantly, actionable. Designers, business leaders, and educators can use The Living Principles to guide every decision, every day.

This website is a place for the global design community to co-create, share and showcase best practices, tools, stories and ideas for sustainable design across all disciplines.

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Backyard Composting

The controlled decomposition of organic food waste and yard trimmings in urban, suburban, and rural backyards which produces a nutrient-rich top soil. Composting is considered waste source reduction, not recycling, because the composted materials never enter the municipal waste stream.

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