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Sustainability in Seven

Sustainability in Seven: April 2011
Posted by core jr  |  29 Apr 2011  |  Comments (0)

90-x-90.jpg The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7 video series delivers a daily dose of design inspiration by today's leading sustainability experts. Join in the conversation as they share 7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice.

It's been an incredible month of sharing lessons in sustainability with thoughtful (and thought-provoking) videos from 17 of today's most respected sustainability experts. We learned that "by design" starts with value thinking from William McDonough, the realities of sustainable business from Hunter Lovins and Lisa Gansky, that diversity creates resilience from Nathan Shedroff and that each of us should look to nature for design solutions from Janine Benyus. Each of our 17 presenters gave us a unique view on directions in sustainable design and what it means for makers, thinkers, consumers and producers today.

In case you missed any of the Sustainability in 7 videos, we've created an easy index of all our experts below! Bookmark and share the Sustainability in 7 homepage. All the videos will live at core77.com/sustainabilityin7 for your easy reference.

+ Fiona Bennie on Future Scenarios
+ Janine Benyus on Biomimicry
+ Allan Chochinov on the Seven Presumptions of Design
+ Dawn Danby on Life-Cycle Thinking
+ Andrew Dent on Materials
+ Gil Friend on Sustainable Business
+ Lisa Gansky on Sharing
+ Chris Hacker on the Design Process
+ Wendy Jedlička's Seven Handy Tips to Help You Change the World
+ Hunter Lovins Makes the Business Case for Sustainability
+ William McDonough on Cradle to Cradle Design
+ Dara O'Rourke on Seven Design Principles for Sustainable Design
+ John Peterson on Pro Bono Design
+ Nathan Shedroff Explains Systems Thinking
+ John Thackara on Energy
+ Alissa Walker on Walking the Walk
+ Adam Werbach on Cultural Sustainability

The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.

Posted by core jr  |  26 Apr 2011  |  Comments (2)

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90-x-90.jpg The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7 video series delivers a daily dose of design inspiration by today's leading sustainability experts. Join in the conversation as they share 7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice.

As Sustainability in 7 draws to a close, Lisa Gansky shares her thoughts on what she calls "meshing." Between "pursuit of better things, easily shared," and minimizing unused value—the automobile comes to mind as a canonical example—we agree that sharing is a viable business model.

About Lisa Gansky

Lisa Gansky is an entrepreneur, environmentalist, internet pioneer, and author. Gansky was co-founder and CEO of both GNN, the first commercial website (acquired by AOL in 1995), and Ofoto (sold to Eastman Kodak in 2001). Gansky's focuses on sustainable ventures with positive social impact, and she has been an angel investor for over 15 years. She is the author of The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing. Learn more at meshing.it.

The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.

Posted by core jr  |  25 Apr 2011  |  Comments (0)

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90-x-90.jpg The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7 video series delivers a daily dose of design inspiration by today's leading sustainability experts. Join in the conversation as they share 7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice.

Architect John Peterson kicks off our final (half-) week of Sustainability in 7 with a cleverly staged rundown of "seven things you can do to improve your pro bono experience." We think he lives up to his final piece of advice to "set your expectations high [to achieve] a fantastic outcome."

About John Peterson

John Peterson is the founder and president of Public Architecture, a national group committed to improving communities by design and encouraging pro bono practice in architecture. Through "The 1%" program, Public Architecture asks firms to pledge one percent of their billable hours to pro bono service. Peterson also runs Peterson Architects, a for-profit design-intensive practice that is comprised of professionals with expertise in architecture, education, graphic design, journalism, landscape architecture, law and publishing.

The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.

Posted by core jr  |  22 Apr 2011  |  Comments (4)

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90-x-90.jpg The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7 video series delivers a daily dose of design inspiration by today's leading sustainability experts. Join in the conversation as they share 7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice.

HAPPY EARTH DAY! While the principles of sustainability apply to every discipline, the term is often reduced to shorthand for an eco-conscious, environmentally-sound lifestyle. If the current discourse typically focuses on social, economic or environmental sustainability, Werbach makes a case for the underrepresented fourth domain: culture.

About Adam Werbach

Adam Werbach is the Chief Sustainability Officer of Saatchi & Saatchi. He is the author of Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto, published by Harvard Business Press, and named one of the top business books of the year by Fast Company Magazine. He sometimes wears different-colored socks. He can be found on twitter @adamwerbach.

The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.

Posted by core jr  |  21 Apr 2011  |  Comments (0)

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90-x-90.jpg The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7 video series delivers a daily dose of design inspiration by today's leading sustainability experts. Join in the conversation as they share 7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice.

In today's Sustainability in 7 short, Wendy Jedlička offers sound advice on "leaving the campsite better than you found it." From simply being open to epiphanies to systems thinking, Jedlička covers the whole range of sustainability on the individual scale, closing by directing us to changestartsnow.info and sustainableinnovation.info.

About Wendy Jedlička

Wendy Jedlička, CPP is president of Jedlicka Design Ltd., national Co-coordinator for the o2 International Network for Sustainable Design in the US, and is (founding) faculty for Minneapolis College of Art and Design's Sustainable Design Program. Additionally Ms. Jedlička writes the regular "Sustainability Update" feature column for Package Design Magazine, and was contributing editor for two books from Wiley Publishing (SustainableInnovation.info).

The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.

Posted by core jr  |  20 Apr 2011  |  Comments (2)

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90-x-90.jpg The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7 video series delivers a daily dose of design inspiration by today's leading sustainability experts. Join in the conversation as they share 7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice.

As the Chief Design Officer of one of the largest consumer goods producers in the world, Chris Hacker certainly knows a thing or two about design. Here, the Johnson & Johnson innovator offers "seven questions to ask before you design, specify or buy anything."

About Chris Hacker

Chris Hacker is the chief design officer for Johnson & Johnson, leading all creative direction for brand identity, packaging design and brand imagery for the company's consumer division. Prior to joining J&J, he was the Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Design for Aveda. Under his leadership, Aveda received the 2004 National Design Award for Corporate Achievement from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.

Posted by core jr  |  20 Apr 2011  |  Comments (4)

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90-x-90.jpg The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7 video series delivers a daily dose of design inspiration by today's leading sustainability experts. Join in the conversation as they share 7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice.

For our final Sustainability in 7, Core77's very own Allan Chochinov sets the record straight on seven common misconceptions about sustainability and the discipline of design. Definitely a must-see for anyone interested in designing a better, more sustainable prosperous future.

Allan touches on many of the topics that our other guests have discussed at greater length over the past three weeks; you can always revisit previous videos here. Thanks for watching!

About Allan Chochinov

Allan Chochinov is a partner at Core77, a New York-based design network supporting the global design community. Chochinov serves as the editor-in-chief of Core77.com, Coroflot.com, and DesignDirectory.com; he also serves as an advisor to the Designers Accord. He writes and lectures widely on the impact of design on contemporary culture, and is the chair of the new MFA in Products of Design at SVA.

The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.

Posted by core jr  |  19 Apr 2011  |  Comments (0)

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90-x-90.jpg The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7 video series delivers a daily dose of design inspiration by today's leading sustainability experts. Join in the conversation as they share 7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice.

In what he deems "probably the fastest introduction ever" to systems thinking, Nathan Shedroff introduces systems as a context and a perspective. Among the six other points, he touches on resilience as the successor to sustainability—which Michael Sammet explored at greater length to kick off sustainability month. (Who knows? Maybe we'll be celebrating "Resilience Month" next year.)

About Nathan Shedroff

Nathan Shedroff is the chair of CCA's MBA in Design Strategy program and serves as an advisor for the Designers Accord. Shedroff is a pioneer in experience design, interaction design, information design, and speaks and teaches internationally. His books include: Experience Design 1.1, Making Meaning, Design is the Problem and the upcoming, Make It So.

The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.

Posted by core jr  |  18 Apr 2011  |  Comments (0)

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90-x-90.jpg The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7 video series delivers a daily dose of design inspiration by today's leading sustainability experts. Join in the conversation as they share 7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice.

Hunter Lovins kicks off Sustainability in 7 this week with by explaining her notion of Natural Capitalism, namely why sustainability and good business are one in the same. (She also gives a shout out to Janine Benyus.)

About Hunter Lovins

L. Hunter Lovins is President of Natural Capitalism Solutions, a professor of Sustainable Business Management at Bainbridge Graduate Institute, and Chief Insurgent of the Madrone Project. She has co-authored 14 books including the seminal work Natural Capitalism and its 2011 sequel, Climate Capitalism. She was millennium TIME Magazine Hero of the Planet, and in 2009 Newsweek Magazine dubbed her a "Green Business Icon."

The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.

Posted by core jr  |  15 Apr 2011  |  Comments (0)

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90-x-90.jpg The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7 video series delivers a daily dose of design inspiration by today's leading sustainability experts. Join in the conversation as they share 7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice.

In our second Friday edition of Sustainability in 7, Autodesk's Dawn Danby explores life-cycles thinking as a design principle, covering the ground from inspiration to longevity. The message that "we have to look at the whole system" is certainly one we've heard before, but Dawn offers suggestions for how to do so.

About Dawn Danby

Recognized by Fast Company in 2009 as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business, Dawn Danby has spent over a decade working in sustainable design and strategy. With Autodesk's Sustainability team, she works to integrate ecological and human impact considerations into the design practice and digital tools of 10 million designers, architects, and engineers worldwide. Her team recently launched the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop, an online platform showing young engineers how to apply sustainability to real-world design and engineering problems. Danby has an industrial design degree from RISD and an MBA in Sustainable Business from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute.

Dawn on Twitter: @altissima
Sustainability Workshop on Twitter: @ecoworkshop

The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.

Posted by core jr  |  14 Apr 2011  |  Comments (2)

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90-x-90.jpg The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7 video series delivers a daily dose of design inspiration by today's leading sustainability experts. Join in the conversation as they share 7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice.

Gil Friend offers a few pointers on business as a platform for sustainability, sharing key insights such as: "You don't have to choose between making money and making sense," and "The best businesses understand that profit is a cost of doing business, not its purpose."

About Gil Friend

Gil Friend, president & CEO of Natural Logic Inc, is a lifelong social entrepreneur and noted thought leader on sustainable business, advising major corporations and government agencies on profitable sustainability strategies. He has written more than 100 articles, contributed chapters, to several books, and is the author of The Truth About Green Business and the forthcoming Risk, Fiduciary Responsibility and the Laws of Nature.

The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.

Posted by core jr  |  13 Apr 2011  |  Comments (0)

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90-x-90.jpg The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7 video series delivers a daily dose of design inspiration by today's leading sustainability experts. Join in the conversation as they share 7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice.

Fiona Bennie's job is to look into the future and keep us posted on what's in store for us in the next 10, 20, 30 years and beyond. Of course, that future is built on the premise that we are moving towards a more sustainable lifestyle, and designers would do well to heed her advice.

About Fiona Bennie

Fiona Bennie is a Principal Sustainability Advisor on the innovation team at Forum for the Future, a London and New York based non-profit working on sustainable development. Fiona focuses on sustainable innovation and design strategy for product and service development, running projects with Unilever and O2 amongst others. Recent work includes leading the i-team, with IDEO; co-authoring Fashion Futures 2025 for Levi Strauss & Co.; and publishing a sustainability toolkit for the UK Creative Industries.

The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.

Posted by core jr  |  12 Apr 2011  |  Comments (0)

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90-x-90.jpg The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7 video series delivers a daily dose of design inspiration by today's leading sustainability experts. Join in the conversation as they share 7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice.

Following Bill's introduction to Cradle to Cradle design in theory and in practice, Dara O'Rourke offers some quick tips for designers, noting that sustainability is a key ingredient in "beautiful, cool, hip products."

About Dara O'Rourke

Dara O'Rourke is a professor at UC Berkeley in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. O'Rourke is also the co-founder of GoodGuide.com, an online tool that provides ratings on consumer products based on their health, environmental, and social impact.

The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.

Posted by core jr  |  11 Apr 2011  |  Comments (2)

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William McDonough needs no introduction for anyone with an interest in environmental design: he's been exploring sustainability through architectural practice for some twenty years now, and his insights are more relevant than ever. In this edition of Sustainability in 7, William McDonough discusses the notion of "Cradle to Cradle," covering everything from reversing entropy to butterfly hatcheries.

About William McDonough

William McDonough is the founding principal of William McDonough + Partners, a design firm practicing ecologically, socially, and economically intelligent architecture and planning in the U.S. and abroad. McDonough has won three United States presidential awards: the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development (1996), the National Design Award (2004); and the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (2003). He and German chemist Michael Braungart wrote Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things and founded MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry), a consulting firm.

Check out: Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.

Posted by core jr  |   8 Apr 2011  |  Comments (0)

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Alissa Walker remains true to her surname in this playful Friday edition of Sustainability in 7, in which she imparts short, sweet bits (or licks, as it were) of practical wisdom. Enjoy!

About Alissa Walker

Alissa Walker is a freelance writer who can most often be found in Los Angeles. She writes about design, architecture, cities, and transportation for many publications, including Fast Company and GOOD, and is the associate producer for the public radio show "DnA: Design and Architecture." In 2010, Alissa was named as a USC/Annenberg Getty Arts Journalism Fellow for her writing about design and urbanism. She lives in a royal blue house in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles where she throws ice cream socials, writes infrequently on her blog, Gelatobaby, and relishes life in L.A. without a car.

The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.

Posted by core jr  |   7 Apr 2011  |  Comments (0)

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Is being creative really a virtue? Design educator and writer John Thackara stresses the urgency of our energy future and shares a powerful reminder that, "All creation has an energy cost."

About John Thackara

John Thackara is a writer, educator and design producer. He is the author of In The Bubble: Designing In A Complex World (MIT Press) and of a widely-read blog at designobserver.com. As director of Doors of Perception, John organizes festivals around the world in which communities imagine sustainable futures—and take practical steps to realize them.

The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.

Posted by core jr  |   6 Apr 2011  |  Comments (3)

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In today's episode of The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7, Andrew Dent of global materials library and consultancy, Material Connexion reminds us that honesty is the best policy, shares the truth about biopolymers and asks, "WWND?"

About Andrew Dent

Andrew Dent PhD is the Vice President, Library & Materials Research, of Material Connexion, the leading global platform for material solutions and innovations. Dent guides the implementation of research in consultancy projects for Material Connexion's clients, and directs research into innovative products and processes. Previously, he held a number of research positions at Rolls Royce PLC, Cambridge University, and SUNY Stony Brook.

The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.

Posted by core jr  |   5 Apr 2011  |  Comments (6)

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Today we kick off the Designers Accord Sustainability in 7 series with Janine Benyus' introduction to Biomimicry. How does a peacock feather inform new display screens? How do we use mother nature's polymer architecture to think about new materials?

About Janine Benyus

Janine Benyus is a biologist, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. Benyus founded the Biomimicry Institute, a non-profit organization that promotes the study and imitation of nature's efficient designs, to be used to create sustainable technologies. She is also a principal and co-founder of the Biomimicry Guild, an innovation consultancy that helps Fortune 500 companies create sustainable products, processes, and policies based on nature's principles.

The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.

Posted by Valerie Casey  |   4 Apr 2011  |  Comments (6)

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The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7 series stared with simple idea: How can we make the abstract subject of sustainability personal? While there are innumerable resources, books, websites, and blogs dedicated to sustainability, for so many of us the basic concepts still feel inaccessible.

In response, I asked 18 17 of my favorite sustainability experts to each make a short video of the top 7 things every designer should know about a specific topic in sustainability. I am delighted with the results, which range from passionate webcam recordings to prop-filled expositions and believe you will be too. All the videos are homemade, authentic, and utterly sincere. It's the real deal.

In each video, it is impossible not to find at least one comment that makes you say: "Yes! I get it," or "Right! I am going to look at this differently." Hopefully there are 10 more ideas that will invigorate and inspire you in all together new ways too.

Beginning tomorrow and throughout the month of April, we will be posting a video-a-day. We hope you'll consider these videos as your daily dose of smart thinking in sustainability. I've watched all the videos and spent time with all the creators—if you don't find something transformational in this content, you're not listening closely. This bite-sized professional education series is the first of its kind and it's our hope that it will help the design community fill the gaps in knowledge around integrating sustainability into design practice.

Special thanks to our video stars, our incredible partner Core77, and the vision and generosity of the Adobe Foundation whose support makes the design community experiment, debate, and create in ways we could not do without their presence.

The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.