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[greenyes] Design: Green -- Workshops for Product Designers
We've been talking about educating the designers to be more environmentally conscious for a decade now. And now we can start to spread the word in an organized way. I understand the entry fee to be quite reasonable.


Workshops for Product Designers
Scheduled For Spring 2004

New York, NY? This is to announce the official launch of Design:Green, a groundbreaking program aimed at jumpstarting green design education for U.S. product designers and ensuring competitiveness for U.S. manufacturers in the global marketplace.

Design:Green is being spearheaded by the Design Foundation of Industrial Designers Society of America, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, J.Ottman Consulting, and leading design schools. It has been endorsed by the Industrial Designer Society of America, the largest professional association of product designers, and the o2-Global network of green designers.

The hallmark of Design:Green will be three highly interactive one-day workshops, to be conducted in New York, Chicago and Minneapolis during Spring 2004. They are open to product design practitioners, educators, students, and other interested professionals. Taught by leading experts in eco-design, the workshops will bring attendees up to speed on key environmental issues effecting product design. They will equip designers with practical skills and easy-to-use tools for incorporating eco-design into their work and business.

Networking events, a special web site which will house the workshop materials, and other activities will help extend reach to the broader audience of product designers.

The Design:Green workshops are scheduled as follows:

New York
March 27, 2004
Pratt Institute Manhattan
144 West 14 Street
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

April 24, 2004
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue South
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

June 17, 2004
Merchandise Mart
320 N. Wells
Chicago, IL
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In Minneapolis and Chicago, Design:Green will be co-promoted with the EnvironDesign 8 and NEOCON events, respectively.

Sponsorships are currently being sought to help underwrite supplemental pre-and post-workshop networking events and a green product slide show.

For more information and for registration details, visit:

Or contact: Kakee Scott
Kakee Scott
J. Ottman Consulting
Eco-Innovation and Green Marketing
315 East Sixty-Ninth Street
New York, NY 10021-5527

We're on the web:

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Maggie Clarke, Ph.D.
Environmental Scientist and Educator
New York City

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