As with all the ten principles, sustainable materials represents a choice. It challenges the consumer to think about the environmental and social implications of what they buy and how they buy it. The One Planet vision is one where all goods and materials used – for construction or consumer goods – are made from renewable or waste resources, with low embodied energy, and wherever possible, sourced locally.
Consumer culture in the west dictates that we must spend, spend, spend; fashion has become more disposable, with cheap garments used once and thrown away; goods made cheaply and sold in bulk. But it doesn’t have to be this way – in a One Planet world we wear things for longer, we share goods with our friends and neighbours, and we minimise clutter in our lives. We will make what we buy, matter.
To see commissioned photographer Amanda Jackson’s response to this category click here.
Public Submissions at FotoDocument
Each of FotoDocument’s projects includes a public submissions element where members of the public are invited to respond to the themes of the project via a free to enter photography competition. Submissions are judged by industry professionals and quality prizes are given to the competition winners. Submissions are also exhibited via an online gallery. Contributors are advised to refer to the professionally commissioned photo essays within the relevant project for inspiration/ ideas on how to respond to the project themes.
One Planet City: Public Submissions 2014 - 2015
Public submissions responding to the ten sustainability principles of One Planet Living.