Our future depends on sustainable solutions. Learn why social, economic, and ecological sustainability is important to design and to our world.
- We humans are a smart bunch. From exploring the cosmos to discovering the wonders of our own DNA, we've developed a creative and intellectual capacity to do things that our forefathers could only imagine. This astounding growth in our own capacity is at the heart of our amazing ability to seek, understand, and act. As each era passes and each generation surpasses the previous in its achievements, we have to better understand the impacts of our design decisions to ensure that they are sustainable for the long haul.
I'm Scott Boylston. And as a graduate coordinator or the Design for Sustainability program at Savannah College of Art and Design, or SCAD, I'm committed to transforming the creative energy that exists in our global society into a force for positive change in this world. Design for Sustainability is the next step in humankind's progress, and it involves changing our focus from quantity to quality, from competition to collaboration, and from dominating nature to working intimately with it.
It tempers an acknowledgement of what we didn't get quite right in the past with an aspirational framework of what we can and will get right for our shared future. Thankfully, sustainability innovators who have come before us has developed a lot of tools that we can work with and develop further. I'll share some of these cutting edge tools, resources, and ideas with you. So join me in this survey of innovative professional practices and frameworks that are empowering change makers across disciplines and across the world.
- What is sustainability?
- Sustainable development goals
- Nature as a mentor
- Changing behavior through design
- Innovating technically
- Earning sustainability certifications
- Social innovation and change