Except Integrated Sustainability works with vision and passion on the foundations of a sustainable society by realizing innovative sustainable development projects for cities, buildings, companies, and industry.
Except is a consultant to The Venus Project on the development of the Center for Resource Management.
REACT is a multinational project spearheaded by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology as a response to the 2030 deadline humanity may have to significantly address climate change before irreversible damage is done. REACT interconnects citizens, scientists, artists and governments with the aim to discern the most effective strategies to creating large-scale behavioral change in individuals and households for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other negative environmental impacts. Its first proof-of-concept stage involves city-scale systematic programs for a large-scale education of citizens through films, virtual reality exhibitions, web and mobile apps, social and mass media campaigns and school education to involve individuals and households in behavioral changes that reduce harmful environmental impacts and create positive effects.
REACT currently includes partners from eighteen countries, gradually growing to a global scale, and is collaborating with the communications teams of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the production of locally-relevant, emotionally engaging climate change educational materials for each partner country.
The Venus Project and REACT have partnered in creating virtual reality experiences and in coordinating larger involvement from organizations around the world on tackling the urgent environmental issues humanity currently faces. The Venus Project is looking to take effective strategies developed through REACT’s research and demonstrate how they can be massively scaled up at a negligible financial cost by utilizing a Resource Based Economy socio-economic framework. The Center for Resource Management, which The Venus Project is currently designing and developing, will act as a hub for coordinating and scaling activities and solutions for social transformation and transition beyond the current systems.
Vijayakumar Narayanan of NARDC is the independent aquaponics consultant to the Center for Resource Management, contributing to the design of its agricultural belt and food program.