Resources for Sustainable Design: Books

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Resources for Sustainable Design: Books

By Jeremy Lehrer

It’s intimidating to learn a new aspect of your design practicewhile navigating a demanding schedule. Set aside some time every dayor every week when you can investigate this aspect of design and learnhow you can begin following its principles. Below is a resource guidethat 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 ourcultural 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 anilluminating explanation of the principles that make design moreeffective and a greater con-tributor to planetary well-being. The bookexplores the philosophy of green design and documents exemplaryprojects 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, explaininghow to design so that production processes, packaging, and products donot result in waste, but rather contribute productively to theenvironment and future cycles of manufacturing.