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"Design Can Change" Presentation

April 1st, 2010 in Events

Tim Bowen (of Creative Slice – green website design) & Kimberly Daly (of dalysite – sustainable graphic design) will be giving a short presentation on the Design Can Change concept of sustainability through design.

  • Where: Spoke6, 439 N 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705 (located on the SW corner of 6th avenue & 6th street)
  • When: Tuesday, April 13th at 7pm.  The presentation will begin around 7:30pm
  • What: This event is an opportunity for networking while learning more about Design Can Change ideas.
  • Cost: FREE  (though please bring drinks or snack to share)

This is an open event.  Everyone is welcome.

Reference Materials

important resources
http://sustainability.aiga.org
http://sustainability.aiga.org/content.cfm/sus_web_links
http://www.pre.nl/ecodesign/ecodesign.htm
http://www.greenblue.org/cradle_vision.html
http://www.creativeforacause.org
http://www.designbynature.org
http://www.lovelyasatree.com
http://www.ecolect.net
http://www.consolidatedprinting.net
http://www.ecoprint.com
http://www.greendotprint.com
http://www.greenerprinter.com
http://www.re-nourish.com
http://www.printingcontrol.com
http://www.worldchanging.com/archives//005634.html
http://www.metgroup.com/content/index.php?pid=163

the design process
http://themightyodo.com/html/home.htm
The ODO Ecodesign Toolkits are a resource to help designers “create eco-friendly projects”.

http://www.ideo.com/publications/item/greater-good
“…recent trends have thrust design into centre stage and we are increasingly being invited to take on bigger challenges with high-profile partners and even higher potential for impact.”

educating clients
http://www.greenbiz.com/business/research/report/2009/04/30/finding-green-todays-shoppers-sustainability-trends-and-new-shopper-insig
research from 2009 on green consumer trends

http://trendwatching.com/trends/ecobounty/
reports on trends

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/06/green-products-jobs-bright-spots-in-economy/
article on how consumers are going green despite rough economy

eco paper sources
http://www.newleafpaper.com
http://www.livingtreepaper.com
http://www.ecopaper.com
http://www.ecoenvelopes.com
http://www.unisourcegreen.com

hosting
aiso.net (only known host to actually be run on solar. all others listed purchase carbon off-set credits)
thinkhost.com
eco-host.net
ecohosting.net
ethicalhost.ca
acornhost.com
dreamhost.com

reading
Cradle to Cradle
William McDonough’s book, written with his colleague Michael Braungart calls for transforming human industry through ecologically intelligent design. This clear and persuasive volume is backed by case studies that establish an alternative perspective on green design. Buy the book (or pick it up at your local library.) http://www.greenblue.org/cradle_vision.html

Green Graphic Design
Respected industry leader Brian Dougherty captures the ability of designers to communicate, persuade, and ultimately spread a socially and ecologically responsible message to both consumers and corporations. http://www.greengraphicdesign.net/

SustainAble: A Handbook of Materials and Applications for Graphic Designers and Their Clients
Serin writes how sustainable design is becoming a major topic at the best design schools and professional design conferences.

Packaging Sustainability: Tools, Systems and Strategies for Innovative Package Design
“Packaging Sustainability, a textbook that combines big picture systems thinking on the role designers play in our consumer culture with a practical how-to manual for creating sustainable packaging. Armed with the information and advice in Packaging Sustainability, designers will look at their next package design project as more than an assignment; they’ll discover an invitation to innovate.” (Communication Arts, Sep/Oct 2009)

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