We use the ancient Chinese pictograph for SALT as a metaphor for SustAinabiLiTy. Salt is the traditional method used for curing and preserving food... When we decompose the pictograph into its sub-words, it denotes the process of manufacturing, control, and taxation.

 

Imperial Officer

Imperial Officer

This is the word "servant". Some researchers believe that the word "salt" was created relatively late, more than 2000 years ago, when the word "servant" only referred to "imperial official".

 

Weapon

Weapon

This is the weapon used by the imperial officer.

Container

Container

This part means "container" and refers to the receptacle in which brine was processed, possibly heated.

 

Brine

Brine

This word means "salty water" or "crude salt".

 

We equate the brine to the CONTENT, the container to the INFRASTRUCTURE, the imperial officer to the GOVERNANCE, and weapon to the POLICY. The SALT unit is concerned with studying these relationships over space and time, the main concept being the EVOLUTION of these molecular bonds, as symbolized by the evolution of the character itself over time all the way down to modern simplified Chinese...

 

SALT Evolution