Slideshow: The Lexicon of Sustainability

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Douglas Gayeton is a photographer, filmmaker and web designer, but he calls himself an information artist. His current project is The Lexicon of Sustainability. The lexicon is a series of images, each representing a term, such as fair trade, free range, food deserts and pasture-raised, among others, in order to help people learn the language of sustainability. Gayeton has traveled across the United States for the past two years photographing farmers, activists, small business owners, fishermen and others in order to document the different ways these food and farm producers are putting sustainability into practice. Here are some of his images.

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  • Dawn Schlum

    Wow!  This sustainability project viewed from #1-#9 has been an informative journey for me and I hope the public in general.  Vandana Shiva, as shown on a segment of one of your programs is refreshing, exciting, and makes me want to know more!  I love this Lexicon of Sustainability….a real education on something we take for granted ….so far!

  • Appreciate-o

    FYI, #7 isn’t showing when you click it. Thnx.

  • Jane Carroll

    If you think Susan`s story is neat…, in the last month my brothers father in law basically got a cheque for $7434 workin eleven hours a week from home and their co-worker’s mom`s neighbour was doing this for 6 months and got paid more than $7434 parttime from there laptop. use the instructions on this site… jump15.comCHECK IT OUT

  • boiester

    There are curators for this show taking it to farmers markets, schools, libraries and other places. You can borrow it too. Visit to see a curator near you.