Sustainable Design

| March 12th, 2008 | , ,

Sustainability is an increasingly popular buzzword being thrown about the Internet, but what does it mean? And more specifically, what does it mean for designers?

At Pelago, it means a few things:

  • Printing our collateral on recycled papers using enviro-friendly inks
  • Using the laser printer only when necessary, and trying to keep printouts on one page
  • Recycling our paper and plastic waste
  • Using only energy-efficient, star compliant electronics

Here are some additional tips and resources for graphic designers from the AIGA Center For Sustainable Design

Eleven questions to ask before you design, specify or buy anything

Paper & Printing Choices

Sustainable Design Web Links

These are just a few to get you started. Remember, every little bit helps.

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