Sustainability: Tools for Designers, Educators & Students

Useful GDC tools about sustainable communication design.

GDC Resources:

Environmental Best Practices Guide

This handy PDF can help you apply sustainable practices painlessly, right from the start of your next project.

Download the Environmental Best Practices Guide

Creative Brief interactive PDF

When is the last time you changed your briefs? Check out how Jennifer Nicols has “changed” the creative brief to include sustainable principles. Read the article and then use the interactive PDF to help you define the project’s scope and strategize on how to include sustainability principles in your work.

Download the Creative Brief Interactive PDF

Resources from around the world:

AIGA's Living Principles

A resource for instructors and current articles.

Visit AIGA's Living Principles

Canopy's Planet Paper Calculator

Need to calculate the benefits of ecopaper over conventional paper with fibre from virgin forests? Do the math simply using the Paper Calculator.

The Paper Calculator is a free, online resource from the Environmental Paper Network* that quantifies the benefits of better paper choices. The Paper Calculator shows the environmental impacts of different papers across their full lifecycle.

Visit Canopy's Planet Paper Calculator