What word do you use to describe yourself? I’m involved in so many things that look to future sustainability, but there is no descriptor such as sustainabologist or sustainologist in common use in the English language – Jack Harich’s page linked above is a notable exception. I’ve been thinking that perhaps the term futurist is a better word to describe those of us that are involved in the future of more than just the discrete realms of planning, engineering, sociology, economics to approach the problems of global and individual sustainability, not just looking for solutions to discreet problems but at the holistic basis for continuing life on earth.
Before anyone accuses me of being prejudiced against engineers, let it be known that I am a registered Civil Engineer, and quite enjoy being one.
However, that doesn’t mean that I’m oblivious to the end of the age of engineers.