Shades of Green: The four phases of sustainability

After recently meeting Jason F. McLennan while attending training for the Living Building Challenge, I purchased his 2004 book The Philosophy of Sustainable Design. As opposed to a “how to” manual on green design, as the title suggests it’s a fascinating insight into the why of sustainable design. Chapter Twelve is entitled Greening Your Organization, which includes a section that describes the four “green” phases that organizations go through on their journey towards sustainability. Here’s my attempt to illustrate and summarize these phases:

The Four Phases of Sustainability

The Four Phases of Sustainability

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