Sustainability is not just about conservation, it’s about co-existence.

The founder of M+G Foundation, Lynn Min, spoke at the first TEDxBocaRaton event in May. Lynn’s talk was about getting kids involved in collaborations and learning about their environment and building together. Taking the idea from what kids already know like Legos and Mindcraft, her Origami Everglades project actually had teenaged boys putting down their electronic devices and sit down to work on the modular structures.

Sustainability is not just about conservation, it’s about co-existence.  As an architect Lynn is focused on sustainability, but as a mother she knows we need to prepare the children to coordinate, collaborate and create community. To know is to care and that is why this Origami Project features creating life sized endangered animal species. The kids learn about the Everglades and the animals while sitting together folding the components.

This triangular fold which uses old paper is a community building project while traditional origami is a solo act, this coming together to create large life sized structures is a local action that will have global impact. Sitting together, talking and building something together will promote community communication and that will enable a solution for our sustainable future.