Digesting Design

ECCA ‘Be Seen, Go Green’ Talk

Posted in Talks/Lectures by Paul on May 7, 2009

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I haven’t put up a post for a few weeks now because in all honestly, I haven’t been that busy – counting down the days till I leave for Tokyo, 3 weeks today in fact, I can’t wait! I’ve been doing a few things however; more screen printing for the Type Tarts project and I had an interview this morning with Don’t Panic for a summer internship. So I thought I’d get out the house and go to the ‘Be Seen, Go Green: Benefits for Sustainable Designers‘ talk hosted by ECCA at LCC this evening. My last post about the self promotion/branding ECCA talk was way back at the beginning of July last year but honestly it feels like a week ago.

This evening’s lecture was a very interesting one, with speakers Christopher Pett, furniture designer and company founder of Pli Design, Graham Lewis,  creative director of the Green Awards and LCC graduate Jody Boehnert, graphic designer and company founder of Eco-Labs. Christopher explained all about his experiences on being noticed as a green company and advice on materials sourcing and he gave some great web links and books which I have already bookmarked. Graham explained all about the Green Awards which started in 2006 as one of the only national design awards for green and sustainable projects. Honda won the Grand Prix prize in 2007 with the above ‘Earth Car‘. He also had on one of his slides one of the best print adverts I have seen for a while for Saab, which can be seen below! Coming from an advertising background, it was very interesting seeing his point of view. And finally, Jody introduced Eco-Labs, a platform for collaboration for environmentally friendly projects and the benefits this can all bring.

www.ecca-london.org

www.plidesign.co.uk

www.greenawards.co.uk

http://eco-labs.org

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  1. mattplusjason said, on May 7, 2009 at 1:13 am

    Good talk!


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