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A group of thinkers in Toronto at the Ontario College of Art and Design use the power of language to raise environmental consciousness. Following the example of the words 'racist' and 'sexist' -- invented words which have no antonym, so either you are labelled as such, or you are 'normal' -- they've created a tool to normalize those who care about the earth. Their word will help change attitudes and behaviour. The students have coined the word DEPLETIST:
1. An individual or group demonstrating apparent negligent or reckless
disregard for the environmental consequences of their actions.
2. An individual or group that exhausts non-renewable resources and
rejects positive environmental strategies.
Don't take my word for the power of this new word. Watch these videos, and start using the word yourself. You'll see how it impacts your thinking.
Art & Technology; Design; Experience design for public spaces; Surprise & Delight; TEDxWaterloo
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