The SF-chapter of the AIGA is holding a "sustainable design" conference with the killer name Compostmodern. Rather than ivory (emerald?) tower idealism, this one's focused on practicality:
Gaby Brink, AIGA SF environmental chair and conference producer, believes "most designers are willing to embrace sustainability in a meaningful fashion and are hungry for the information and resources that will allow them to make a difference in their day-to-day business lives. Compostmodern is based on the idea that most designers agree to sustainability in principle, and that getting a foothold â€” something you can actually use â€” is the real challenge."
The all-day event on January 19th will feature a dozen speakers from organizations like IDEO, greenbiz.com, the Sierra Club, and others. Click here for details.