「永續發展」一詞源於1987年聯合國「世界環境與發展委員會」 發表的布朗特蘭報告 (Brundtland Report)，意為既滿足當代人之需求，又不危及下一代人滿足其需求能力之發展。隨後的十數年，生態建築、再生能源利用、有機耕種等保護環境的議題相繼興起，而經過多次自然災害，人類也越來越意識到科技發展和現今的生活模式對地球帶來的傷害。世界各地亦有不少民間自發的企劃，致力把永續生活的實踐透過藝術，工作坊，教育等途徑，帶到人民的生活之中。其中台灣的北回歸線環境藝術行動，澳洲已舉辦了１４屆的Sustainable Living Festival 和英國Knowle West 社區﹣(英國的模範城市之一，透過生態和藝術結合另一個充滿負面指標的地區)，都是當中的俵俵者。
In 1987, the UN World Commission on Environment and Development released the Brundtland Report which introduced an idea , as well as a seed of life changer - Sustainable Development, which by definition “ ... is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” The term stands with wide effects on the latter few decades with ongoing discussions and activities regarding the idea of sustainable development ,including energy recycling, Bio architecture, organic agriculture etc.
We have witnessed disasters and accidents occurred to our mother planet. More and more of us have come to realized that the development of our technology and our current lifestyle are part of the cause Since then, pioneers all around the world have started to contribute and spread the idea of sustainable development through art and educational approaches. For example, the Cultural Action on Tropic of Cancer in Taiwan, the Sustainable Living Festival in Australia which have already come to its 14th this year and also the Knowle West in the United Kingdom, a community that is known for its evolutionary act on combining art with its environmental development.
Sustainable Fest 簡介– 守護地球可以很快樂!
Sustainable Fest - Saving earth can be happy!
Sustainable Fest 將集合「技術承傳，資源，食物，身體，動物，自然，心靈」七個環環相扣的課題，以這七個層面，讓大家飽覽在我們生活中實踐永續理念的可能。Fest中沒有硬生生的深奧論術，相反，我們將以最直接的分享和參與，讓市民發掘自己感興趣的切入點，一步一步找回最原始的尊重，並由日常生活做起，發揮創意，從心發展出真正適合自己生活模式的永續方法。而藝術在Sustainable Fest 的角色將不再局限於一件作品或一個展覽，而是整個參與的過程，以及延伸至入生活的創意應用。
然而，Sustainable Fest只是一個引旨，希望以快樂參與來喚起城市人對地球村的關注。用心珍惜所有，重拾人與自然間的平衡，達至永續的共存，將會是Sustainable Fest在城市中的延續。
Sustainable Development seems to be profound to the public. Actually, sustainability is just about continuity, for example, conserve and maintain resource, nature or the life of earth. The key of it is our heart but not any Megaprojects. Although Sustainable Living includes a large number of topics, respect, the basis of everything, is a good starting point for us to fulfill Sustainable Living.
“Skills preservation, Resource, Food, Body, Animal, Nature, and Mind”, these 7 interrelated topics will help us explore the possibility of Sustainable Living. Sharing and participating are fundamental in Sustainable Festival because Sustainable Festival is not about profound theories. Participants start with their own interest, learning to respect everything and to use their creativity to develop their sustainable lifestyle . Besides, Arts will not be limited to a work or an exhibition only in Sustainable Festival. It will be the way of participation and the creative idea in our life.
Sustainable Festival, however, is only an introduction to evoke our concern for the environment. We hope the idea of treasuring everything and restoring the balance between human and nature will continue in the city after Sustainable Festival.
Wanted - Sustainable Lifestyle Handbook
If you are one of our participating organizations, we are cordially inviting you to contribute in the publication of our festival handbook, regarding the principles, services and contact details of your organization, also details regarding the public activities by your organization. Please send us the information on or before 15 August 2015 at firstname.lastname@example.org .The information will be featured in our festival handbook and will be distributed for free during the festival.
We welcome all possible supports and contributions from you. Please feel free to contact us!
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