A Sustainability Lexicon That Makes Sense to Everyone
Boston, proud capital of New England, is full of great people, places and things, such as the Boston Public Library (pictured) the Murninghan Post, and its editor, Marcy Murninghan. The Murninghan Post hosts the Sustainability Lexicon Project, a wiki spearheaded by corporate social responsibility (CSR) consultant Deborah Leipziger. While we love libraries, and in the 21st century, adore social media tools like wikis, both have their issues. Libraries face challenges by no fault of their own--budget constraints. Wikipedia, our favorite wiki and crowd sourcing extravaganza, can be unwieldy, as in the case of Sarah Palin’s minions furiously trying to change Wikipedia’s entry on the history about Paul Revere after the half-term Alaska governor flubbed the story about his legendary Lexington ride. Currently the Lexicon is a work in progress with limited resources at the moment. Focused on sustainability related issues, it is a great site to visit if you are befuddled by terms like “anthro capital” or XBRL. Do visit the Lexicon. It is only getting better, and thank the Murninghan Post for its editor and staff’s amazing efforts. Which reminds me, I promised to write a definition about humanitarian design.