Culture & Society Icons
Traditional aesthetics, techniques and materials used in high quality crafts, art and locally made goods.May be a shop, showroom or studio.
Place where clubs, meetings and social gatherings involving the whole community are held. May be a formalised community centre, or one established though common use.
Important contributors to the community's sense of place and built environment. Historical, art, music, legendary, non-institutional resources, monuments, organizations and places, even temporary projects may be included.
Useful where the site has met or exceeded local or national standards for eco- certification.
Site where individuals and groups can gather to discuss sustainability and organize actions, campaigns and networks.
Get various kinds of environmental, sustainability and ecological information in person, by phone or mail.
Groups and campaigns that raise awareness around the right to a safe, healthy and sustainable environment equally for all people, regardless of background, race, gender, age, where "environment" is considered in its totality to include the ecological (biological), physical (natural and built), social, political, aesthetic, and economic environments.
Place to contemplate nature or spiritual pursuit. May be an organised religion's sanctuary or environmental programme, or a profoundly beautiful place, even an old cemetery or an 'oasis of calm' in a busy area.
Projects and products where environmental, social and cultural impacts inform design and aim to transform life.
School with an environmental curriculum, green building and/or sustainability practices. In some cases, there's a certification program from a Green Schools authority. May also indicate organizations, offices and groups promoting green school development.
General information for tourists, residents and newcomers regarding local resources.
Solid waste dump where garbage and soil are layered together, preferably in a properly lined landfill with a methane gas capturing system. When filled, decommissioned landfills are capped and sometimes eco-landscaped.
These cultural institutions are often landmarks and easy to find. Focused on history, arts etc, they are not necessarily focused on nature, the environment or sustainable ways of living, social responsibility or other locally relevant criteria.
Website addresses (or links) to useful local/global information online. May indicate public access to the internet.
Socially responsible non-profit organisation, NGO or educational group, government office, club or advocacy group that contributes to sustainability in important ways.