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Sustainability Hub

  • About Sustainability

    The GDC National Sustainability Committee is dedicated to educating members about sustainable communication design.

  • Sustainability Makes Cents

    Speaking the language of business when promoting sustainable design

  • GDC Sustainability Case Studies

    Highlighting the work of GDC members who embrace principles of sustainable design. Learn more about their projects and processes!

  • AN UPDATE: Design Regulated in B.C…Who’s Next?

    Multi-Material BC (MMBC) is an industry-led packaging and paper waste program that will change recycling programs across British Columbia beginning May 19, 2014.

  • Design Regulated in B.C… Who's Next?

    New laws hold corporations responsible for paper and packaging waste

  • Design For All

    Accessibility in design today

  • Festive & Green

    Sustainable gift-giving hints for your design business.

Congratulations GDC Fellow: Valerie Elliott CGD, FGDC

Valerie Elliott CGD, FGDC, was inducted into GDC Fellowship at the National Annual General Meeting in Calgary, Alberta on June 5, 2015.

Print It or Digitize It?

Designing to lower impacts

Festive & Green

Sustainable gift-giving hints for your design business.

Case Study: U of M Stops the Presses to Take it Online

Manitoba’s first Certified B Corporation, Manoverboard is a purpose-driven design firm whose mission is to “help businesses and organizations create a better world by design.”

GDC Sustainability Case Studies

Highlighting the work of GDC members who embrace principles of sustainable design. Learn more about their projects and processes!

Sustainability Makes Cents

Speaking the language of business when promoting sustainable design

AN UPDATE: Design Regulated in B.C…Who’s Next?

Multi-Material BC (MMBC) is an industry-led packaging and paper waste program that will change recycling programs across British Columbia beginning May 19, 2014.

What Colour is Carbon Neutral?

How one small studio counts sustainability

Case Study: Design illustrates green tech at Science World

In-house design team at Science World, led by Carolina Becerra, uses design to engage and inform visitors on the science centre’s new green technologies.

Design For All

Accessibility in design today

GDC Environmental Best Practices Guide

GDC Environmental Best Practices Guide for designers who want to make better design decisions for the planet.

Design Regulated in B.C… Who's Next?

New laws hold corporations responsible for paper and packaging waste

Corporate Social Responsibility 101

Can designers change the world?

The Mötley Crüe of Colour

The truth about printing inks

Sustainability Planning for Creatives

When is the last time you changed your briefs?

A Clear Vision for Better Design

Sustainability Vision Revised

Case Study: Engaging Community with Graphic Design

Steven Cretney’s approach to sustainable design starts by selecting clients and projects that help lead a transition to a sustainable future.

Case Study: Cutting Carbon with Design for Micro Concerts

Seven25. Design & Typography promoted Beat Global Heat’s backyard carbon-cutting concerts through a share-able framework of printed and online media for local organizers.

Case Study: smashLAB is Leveraging Design for Meaningful Clients

The designers at smashLAB give credit to their client for the opportunity to make an impact online and reduce the need for printing with The College Sustainability Report Card website.

DesignCares Benefits Suzuki Foundation

Students at Kwantlen University College integrate design with altruism

The 10 Biggest Myths of Sustainable Design

What you need to know about environmental claims

Sustainability Resources Section launched at gdc.net

The National Sustainability Committee is pleased to announce the launch of a new section on the GDC website devoted entirely to sustainability issues and resources.

Over A Year of Sustainability

The GDC adopted Sustainable Values and Principles in April 2009.

GDC Adopts Sustainability Principles

Principles for GDC members to follow and definition of sustainable design endorsed at GDC National AGM

World Graphic Design Day 2009: GDC Adopts Sustainability Principles

Principles for GDC members to follow and definition of sustainable design endorsed at GDC National AGM.

GDC National Partners