Everyone knows it's not easy being green, but if you want to get greener and don't know where to start, this here handy lil' guide could be a nice option for ya. IDSA's just published the Okala (hopi for "life sustaining energy") Design Guide for 2007--it's an "introduction to ecological and sustainable design for practicing and beginning designers...It envisions a future where we recognize the value of global ecology and work to insure its protection." This year's revised version, supported by Eastman Chemical Corporation, Whirlpool Corporation and the IDSA/EPA Partnership, serves to emphasize usability to designers and design students.
The Okala promo site gives you a sneak peek at a few sections, but if you want the whole shebang, you'll have to cough up $19 for a copy. If it's a crew, and not just you, discounts are granted for larger orders, and apparently, over 60 D-schools in North America have already requested copies.
Jeannie is a true jack-of-all trades, looks forward to a day gone swimmingly, and finds joy in all things awesome. Brilliant art, rocking the renegade music scene, conjuring up haute designs, other people's hot designs, tasty salad, trashy magazines and unicorns are some of the many things she is passionate about.