Sustainable communication design is the application of sustainability principles to communication design practice. Practitioners consider the full life cycle of products and services, and commit to strategies, processes and materials that value environmental, cultural, social and economic responsibility.
The definition of sustainable design and sustainable design values and principles for GDC members to follow.
Founded in 2006, the NSC's first work focused on creating a definition for sustainable communication design—believed to be the first formal definition to exist worldwide. In 2009, the GDC adopted Sustainability Values and Principles, giving us a strong foundation from which to build. We continue to work to bring you tools and resources.
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Purpose: connect our national design community to our core values of sustainability
Our mission is to: encourage, educate and enable the GDC community, our clients and our partners to embrace and implement the many dimensions of sustainability into their design practices.
We accomplish this by: fostering awareness of environmental, social, cultural and economic responsibility; providing principles, guidelines, standards, resources and recommendations accessible to support and encourage sustainability; developing educational materials to inform members, client, sponsors and the community at large of best practices in sustainable communications design; acting as advocates in the community and industry for sustainable design practices; and increasing the committee’s visibility.