The Designers AccordSustainability in 7video series delivers a daily dose of design inspiration by today's leading sustainability experts. Join in the conversation as they share 7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice.
As Sustainability in 7 draws to a close, Lisa Gansky shares her thoughts on what she calls "meshing." Between "pursuit of better things, easily shared," and minimizing unused value—the automobile comes to mind as a canonical example—we agree that sharing is a viable business model.
About Lisa Gansky
Lisa Gansky is an entrepreneur, environmentalist, internet pioneer, and author. Gansky was co-founder and CEO of both GNN, the first commercial website (acquired by AOL in 1995), and Ofoto (sold to Eastman Kodak in 2001). Gansky's focuses on sustainable ventures with positive social impact, and she has been an angel investor for over 15 years. She is the author of The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing. Learn more at meshing.it.
The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.