The Living Principles for Design framework is a catalyst for driving positive cultural change. It distills the four streams of sustainability—environment, people, economy, and culture—into a roadmap that is understandable, integrated, and most importantly, actionable. Designers, business leaders, and educators can use The Living Principles to guide every decision, every day.
The Sustainability Helix is a strategic tool for businesses and organizations to “drive sustainability into their DNA,”1 evaluate their commitment and monitor their progress. The Sustainability Helix covers three domains of sustainability: social, environmental, and financial.
The Consortium creates scale as it represents 100+ of the world's largest organizations, working together to create pre-competitive, cross-sector solutions. Sector and Consortium Working Groups are charted groups of TSC members and invited participants, led by a TSC® director and staff, who work together to create sustainability-related knowledge about particular product categories, continuously adding to the scope of products covered by our Sustainability Measurement and Reporting System (SMRS).
SFI Inc. is an independent, nonprofit organization that is solely responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving the internationally recognized Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) program.
Across Canada and the United States, more than 240 million acres (100 million hectares) are certified to the SFI forest management standard, the largest single forest standard in the world.
The Forest Stewardship Council mission is to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests.
Our vision is that we can meet our current needs for forest products without compromising the health of the world’s forests for future generations.
Eric received his BFA in graphic and industrial design from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1998. His work professionally has been focused on creating enriching digital experiences on the web and environmentally friendly print and packaging material. Benson has provided digital work for such clients as the Vanguard Group, FILA, Credit Suisse First Boston and Texas Instruments. He has designed print and packaging material for Texas Instruments, MADD, Toyota, and produced a range of sustainable print collateral for Whole Foods. In 2006 Benson received his MFA from the University of Texas at Austin with a concentration in design and social responsibility. His teaching methods and assignments hope to serve as an incubator for producing more socially responsible designers in the world.
“Ethics in Graphic Design” is a forum for the exploration of ethical issues in graphic design. It is intended to be used as a resource and to create an open dialogue among graphic designers about these critical issues.
With a Sustainability Consultant specializing in Graphic Design in your corner, sustainable design principals and practices are brought to the table. Making sense of the many rating systems, material / manufacturing claims, printing processes, and environmental impacts is simplified. Strategies demonstrating environmental accountability are developed for specific environmental graphic design and print design projects.