Every day on AltCon we feature green gadgets, products and businesses that span the broad spectrum of green design and sustainability — from products brimming with green-ness — to the amusing, the downright vital, and the not so vital.
With the kick-off of the 2008 CES show in Vegas, and the 27,000 or so products and gadgets to be featured there, it’s good to see that an org like The Designers Accord has been created to discuss and exchange ideas on the environmental impact of a designer’s creativity, designer-to-designer.
Below is a chunk of their call to action:
“We ask all designers, globally, to pro-actively engage in a dialogue about environmental impact with each and every client, and to evaluate sustainable alternatives in design. Our rationale is that by collectively committing to having this conversation, our client base – the world’s manufacturers, distributors, and services providers – will be compelled to evaluate sustainability as a key vector in decision-making around the products and service they create for their base – the global consuming audience.”
Good stuff. Also for designers of green gadgets, check out the design competition that’s going on now; in addition to cash prizes, winners will also be featured on greenergadgets.com, core77.com and inhabitat.com.