10 Dec 2016, New Indian Express: ECOLOGIC- Pavitra Sriprakash, the Chief Designer and Director of Shilpa Architects writes about the importance of green / sustainability education at home and office.
Across the world today, the expression “conscious consumer” is one more and more people are identifying with. A conscious consumer is one who is more likely to buy from companies that manufacture energy efficient products, promote health and safety benefits, support fair labour and trade practices and commit to environmentally-friendly methods; provided the products are of comparable quality and price. The key to all of us living sustainable lives is to help people change into conscious consumers. This happens by learning why sustainability matters in their lives, for example, climate change could sink your city and make it prone to natural disasters. If people realize this, they will find ways to save resources at work and at home.