In the series “What do the arts have to do with the Earth’s climate?”, the “Green mdw” initiative is inviting concerned individuals to speak out on their personal approaches to this issue. Matthias Naske has served as Intendant of the Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft and President of Wien Modern since 2013.
To me, sustainability means… thinking of the Earth not as a resource, but as a living environment—and hence both consuming and living our lives in a way that puts not humankind, but the ecological order of things first.
To me, sustainability means… thinking in a networked manner. Weighing the consequences of each decision and considering whether the resource consumption it will entail (in terms of raw materials, energy, working hours, money) is really worth it.