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The Sins of Greenwashing: Home and Family Edition

The Sins of Greenwashing: Home and Family Edition

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Sustainability is 'the ultimate design brief' "There are professions more harmful than design", wrote the godfather of sustainable design, Victor Papanek in 1972, "but only a few". Papanek accused designers of creating useless, unnecessary and unsafe products; of wastefully propagating product obsolescence; of creating "stuff-lust" that promoted materialistic lifestyles. As the 2012 London Design Festival kicks off this week, one wonders how much has really changed.

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.

AAEE » AAEE Conference Papers AAEE 17th Biennial Conference Melbourne 2012: Creating your next Courageous Steps (Next Steps 2012). The 17th Biennial AAEE 2012 Conference – Creating your next Courageous Steps (Next Steps 2012) -was held at the Sebel Albert Park in St Kilda between September 30th and October 3rd 2012. Hosted by the Victorian Association for Environmental Education (VAEE), the Victorian chapter of AAEE. VAEE and AAEE engage in activities which strengthen networks and partnerships to further build the capacity of educators to assist schools, tertiary institutions, government and business to incorporate the sustainable practices into their operations and into their curriculum. We delivered a conference that both exemplifies and enables courage to take the next step on our Environmental Education journey.

sustainability - Ethics in Graphic Design Sustainable practices for graphic designers include a wide range of issues. When creating traditional print materials the toxicity of ink and paper and the sheer quantity of paper produced need to be considered. In addition to these factors there are other phases of the life cycle of products that need to be examined. To really determine the sustainability or carbon footprint of a product, one needs to follow it through its entire life cycle. Questions need to be raised about how much fuel is being used for shipping, what the final end product is, how long the life cycle is, and how long before the product ends up as waste. In Green Graphic Design author Brian Dougherty asks graphic designers to start at the end of the process instead of the beginning.

Green Seal > Green Living As a consumer you have the right to know that the products you buy and the places where you eat, sleep, and work are safe for your health and the environment. Our focus is to create a more sustainable world for you and our family. We motivate companies to develop greener products and services by providing verification of sustainability leadership through our certification. Design Sustainably What is sustainability? Sustainability goes beyond just "being green" and is moreover not easy to achieve. Its concept is interconnected with everything we do, consume and make.

10 Examples of Sustainability Plans for Graphic Designers 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. Bigfoot - test your ecological footprint EcoLogic explores one of the world’s hottest topics today: climate change. Discover the science behind global warming, learn what we can do to slow it down and what we can do to adapt to the changes already taking place. Scientists predict a warmer Earth in the near future, with more acidic oceans, wilder weather and rising sea levels. You’ll see how one of our most precious natural resources – fresh water – is managed in Sydney.

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]

Beth Greer: 10 Ways To Tell If A Product Is (Or Isn't) Really 'Natural' "Natural," "Nontoxic" or even "Eco-Safe" on the label of your shampoo, deodorant or makeup, makes you think it'd be made with healthy, safety-tested ingredients, right? Well, not always. Unlike drugs, The FDA doesn't review cosmetic or personal care ingredients for safety before they hit the market. Also, manufacturers routinely do something known as greenwashing: using misleading, vague or even false claims about the eco/health benefits of their products. 72 Sustainable Packaging Designs - From Flexible Eco Packaging to Leafy Lighthearted Branding Incorporating eco-friendly features into a product is a great way to help out the environment, and these sustainable packaging designs are showcasing that inventive eco branding can make a significantly bold impact. The packaging of a product is often the best way to visually engage and attract potential consumers, and by infusing eco-friendly methods into the design, retailers are able to creatively distinguish themselves apart from other less eco conscious brands. Showcasing that sustainable materials and eco designs doesn't have to mean sacrificing style or overall appearance, these unique packaging examples will definitely have environmental enthusiasts satisfied by all the unique green touches. From creative cardboard food packages to upcycled soap bottles and organic envelopes, these sustainable packaging designs will certainly stand out amongst any shelf with their detailed environmental touches.

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:

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