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Design Sustainably

Design Sustainably
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Sustainable design Sustainable design (also called environmental design, environmentally sustainable design, environmentally conscious design, etc.) is the philosophy of designing physical objects, the built environment, and services to comply with the principles of social, economic, and ecological sustainability.[1] Theory[edit] The intention of sustainable design is to "eliminate negative environmental impact completely through skillful, sensitive design".[1] Manifestations of sustainable design require no non-renewable resources, impact the environment minimally, and connect people with the natural environment. Beyond the "elimination of negative environmental impact", sustainable design must create projects that are meaningful innovations that can shift behaviour. A dynamic balance between economy and society, intended to generate long-term relationships between user and object/service and finally to be respectful and mindful of the environmental and social differences.[2] Conceptual problems[edit]

10 Examples of Sustainability Plans for Graphic Designers | Pushing Snowballs With architecture and product design, it’s pretty easy to craft a sustainability or “green” strategy that makes sense. If you’re an architect, you design buildings that are more energy efficient, that promote transit usage, and that utilize sustainable materials. Product designers can create products that are more durable (less waste), require less energy to use or produce, utilize less packaging, or generally encourage greener living. Most graphic designers, however, don’t produce as many artifacts with the potential to use – or save – large amounts of resources. Sure, you can make a commitment to using recycled paper, but that only gets you so far, and what about the growing number of projects that don’t use paper at all? The following ten firms, using varying levels of creativity, have managed to devise and present plans or statements that effectively convey their commitments to sustainability. Creative Slice Brainforest Digital Eskimo Ecocreative Orange Bike Design Roughstock Studios Ripe

Some Of The Most Creative Sustainable Package Designs Sustainable is a word we are hearing more often these days then our parents did back when they were youngsters. This is happening because of our hyper-industrialization and the rapid use of various materials which are running out quickly. Package designers as well as other kinds of designers are trying to use in their products materials which are not petroleum based, but instead made out of materials which will not run out very soon, like paper, wood or other organic materials. Recycling materials like plastic, metal or even paper is an idea that should be imposed in many countries, otherwise they won’t recycle, considering that most people don’t really care what happens after their lifespan. MUG pub Hemp 4 Haiti Westinghouse Light Bulbs Concept Method Ocean Plastic Bottle Eco & Sustainable Premium Thai Pomelo Snoop Dogg’s Smokable Book Mimushi Handcrafted Designer Figurines Yummy earth Antidote Software Market Grown Organic Valley Vapur – Anti – Bottle Blackbox Case ECO Soap Daily Dairy Hangerpak

Design Sustainably Greener Packaging Design Set a more sustainable course for packaging by incorporating the following guidelines into your next project. Ideally, sustainable packaging should: Eliminate excess or unnecessary material (also known as rightsizing). Don't forget to try our Greener Printer and Paper Finder tools on your next packaging project. For further help with your sustainable packaging project, you can visit the: 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance

Solid shapes and their nets - other shapes Solid shapes --- cube --- tetrahedron --- octahedron --- icosahedron --- dodecahedron --- other shapes --- Euler's formula --- glossary --- for teachers Platonic solids There are five Platonic solids: cube, tetrahedron, octahedron, icosahedron and dodecahedron. There are other solids which are not so regular which are well-known. Buckyball or Truncated Icosahedron There is a story that a scientist discovered what the molecule of a new form of carbon looked like. Here is a net of a buckyball. Star It is easy to make an attractive star. Sphere It is impossible to make a perfect sphere (ball or globe) from a flat sheet of paper. Another way to make a sphere is with pointed ellipses. If you want to make a globe, here are some websites to help you. © Jo Edkins 2007 - Return to Solids index

Food sold in recycled cardboard packaging 'poses risk' 8 March 2011Last updated at 06:52 By Nick Higham BBC News Major brands are taking action Leading food manufacturers are changing their packaging because of health concerns about boxes made from recycled cardboard, the BBC has learned. Researchers found toxic chemicals from recycled newspapers had contaminated food sold in many cardboard cartons. The chemicals, known as mineral oils, come from printing inks. Cereal firm Jordans has stopped using recycled cardboard and other firms are to ensure their recycled packaging does not contain any toxic oils. Kellogg's and Weetabix said they were taking steps to reduce the amount of mineral oil in their packaging. Exposure to mineral oils has been linked to inflammation of internal organs and cancer. Government scientists in Switzerland found quantities of mineral oils between 10 and 100 times above the agreed limit in foods like pasta, rice and cereals sold in cartons made from recycled cardboard. 'Frightening' potential Continue reading the main story

100+ Box templates & tutorials (Gift/Card/Treat Boxes) Box round up!Hope this list of free box templates, tutorials, & inspirationfor boxes is useful to You. The templates are all linked to the people who created them,so please just click the photos to visit them (and you canfind their terms of use there). Please bear with me, while I work on checking the links,adding thumbnails, and adding more current box projects to this list. Faux Bois Box from paper crave via idiy Wedding Cake box tutorialfrom Paper Source: Faux Bois box template & pictorialby Jeffrey Rudell of CraftStylish: All of K. (These have the patterns on them) English speakers, Please Note: to download the boxes above, visit the original page in French by clicking on the photo. For folding instructions click the link that says "Téléchargez les explications de pliage" and so onthen choose file & save as. DIY Dime store games in boxes (martha): Robot & other neato Box templates by Machintoy via the Rag & Bone blog: 3d Flip Flop box My Graphicofree SVG: .

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This is a useful website, lots of information here. by cazalices Apr 3

I love the aspect of how I can set up a sustainable office by amber25 Mar 25