• Caitlin Dover

Resources for Sustainable Design: Books

Resources for Sustainable Design: Books

By Jeremy Lehrer

It’s intimidating to learn a new aspect of your design practice while navigating a demanding schedule. Set aside some time every day or every week when you can investigate this aspect of design and learn how you can begin following its principles. Below is a resource guide that provides some tips on how to start.

Sustainability by Design

By John R. Ehrenfeld

(Yale University Press, $28)

Sustainability by Design offers useful insights on shifting our cultural priorities so that “life will flourish on the Earth forever.”

Green Graphic Design

By Brian Dougherty and Celery Design Collaborative

(Allworth Press, $24.95)

In Green Graphic Design, Brian Dougherty and Celery Design pre-sent an illuminating explanation of the principles that make design more effective and a greater con-tributor to planetary well-being. The book explores the philosophy of green design and documents exemplary projects created by Celery Design and other firms.

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

By William McDonough and Michael Braungart (North Point Press, $27.50)

Cradle to Cradle is a bible of the sustainability movement, explaining how to design so that production processes, packaging, and products do not result in waste, but rather contribute productively to the environment and future cycles of manufacturing.