We have a problem. There are very few questions on here that are uniquely about sustainability. We've been having this out primarily over Gardening questions because there are a large cadre of users from the Gardening.SE here. However, if we're going to apply the metric for belonging here that they are applying to Gardening questions to all questions, then we have very few questions that actually belong here. Let me show you what I'm talking about.
If we apply the same metric to these questions that we've been applying to the Gardening ones then these questions are not uniquely Sutainability. They belong on Home Improvement.SE or Personal Finance and Money SE. IE the only thing that makes these Sustainability is the motivation behind them (same as with gardening questions). If the motivation is to save money or improve one's abode, they don't belong here:
- How much of my flat heating is going to heat my neighbours flats?
- Is secondary triple glazing a practical way to reduce energy costs?
- How can I get my landlord to install better insulation?
- Is it economically sensible to install a heat exchanger on my wastewater pipes?
- Is there a difference in insulation to keep heat in or out?
- What reuses are there for surplus building materials?
These questions have been left open, but could easily fit on gardening. Compost is on topic at gardening, so are mushrooms. What makes these sustainability? Their use of the buzzword?
- Sustainably grown white button mushrooms at home; what sort of material to use?
- Will supermarket-bought shiitake mushrooms be suitable to provide spores for growing some myself?
- How to incorporate browns in apartment food scrap compost?
- How can I use my balcony compost during winter?
- More sustainably growing Asparagus?
- How can I detect leachate from a compost pile?
- How can I cultivate mycelium for food and fertilizer in my apartment?
I could keep going, but you probably get the picture. What makes these questions belong here? They would all be perfectly welcome in other existing communities of SE experts. They are, none of them, uniquely about Sustainability. So what makes them about Sustainability at all?