Sustainable Organizations

Design Can Change
Design Can Change is an effort to bring together the world’s graphic design community to address the issues surrounding climate change.

The LIving Principles
The sustainability arm of the AIGA. Excellent resource and discussions.

Re-nourish is an online tool advocating awareness and action for sustainable systems thinking in the communication design community. 

The Centre for Sustainable Design
A wide range of research and training projects on eco-product development and sustainable product design.

Design 21
Network for socially conscious designers, non-profits, individuals or organizations who believes social change can happen through design.

Institute for Sustainable Communications
is an organization providing education and training the next generation of business leaders.

More Organizations

Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society
The Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS) provides case study examples of lifecycle analyses.

The Forest Stewardship Council
Non-profit organization sets high standards to ensure forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable way.

Architecture 2030
2030’s mission is to rapidly transform the US and global Building Sector from the major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to a central part of the solution to the global-warming crisis.


MBA Curriculum for Post Secondary Instructors, Nathan Shedroff (navigate to open source curriculum section) 

Sustainable Certifications

Design Can Change
Design Can Change works on the simple belief that our industry can make a positive change by working together. Use this resource as a starting point to help bring our community together to encourage sustainable practices.

The Designers Accord
The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, researchers, engineers, and corporate leaders, working together to create positive environmental and social impact.

The Earth Charter
The Earth Charter is a globally documented set of ethical principles, adopted by the UN and used to foster sustainable behaviours and development.

B Corporation
"B Corps" are worldwide companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

CO2 Stats
CO2Stats monitors how much electricity is being used to power your website, and "offsets" the emissions by investing in renewable energy projects that help to counteract global warming. Their offsets are funded by advertising sponsors who are committed to making the Internet more environmentally friendly.

Green Mark
Green Mark is an environmental certification which enables businesses to improve their environmental performance and gain recognition for doing so.

The Forest Stewardship Council
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) sets standards and certifies the responsible management of forests and their products.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) program is an industry-driven audit and certification for forests and their products.