Sustainability beyond the triple bottom line Sustainability is the idea that people must be able to survive and thrive on this planet in perpetuity. We recognize economy and society as aspects of a greater living system and design solutions that work for the whole and not just one part. Our Work DC’s Comprehensive Energy Plan Loop Strategies was engaged by DDOE, as part of a team of consultants, to work on the District’s 5 year Comprehensive Energy Plan. As part of the planning team, Kara: wrote, designed, and built the project web site; assisted with outreach strategy and community meetings; and contributed to different sections of the plan. Community Planning Kara has been active in community sustainability efforts in DC, including Green Living DC and Envision Adams Morgan. Both efforts support the city-wide initiatives outlined in the Sustainable DC plan. Sustainability Education Kara has presented to William and Mary and UDC classes as a guest lecturer and spoken on panels on the topic of sustainability at the Anacostia Smithsonian Museum, the College of William and Mary, and Punchrock DC. She has also served as a mentor to students participating in the global Sustainability Jam through the University of Maryland and presented at the LeNS conference on Sustainability in Design in Bangalore, India.