Learn what your local printers are doing to be more environmentally friendly that is above and beyond being FSC certified.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) mission is to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests. Their vision is to meet current needs for forest products, such as paper, without compromising the world’s forests for future generations. They have developed 10 principles and 57criteria that apply to FSC-certified forests around the world, including: forest management, long-term social and economical well being of forest workers and local communities, environmental monitoring and assessment of impact, maintenance of high conservation value forests, as well as, restoration and conservation of natal forests. Click for a list of Iowa printers that meet these criteria.
Be inspired by others who are currently implementing sustainable design into their everyday practice and learn new things you can utilize into your design process.
A list of sources to read about what’s current in the green community, how to make your design process more sustainable and much more to read/watch as your leisure.
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