It's Not Easy Being Green: Two Designers Explore Sustainability Worldwide (Book Review)

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I met Aart van Bezooyen and Paula Raché at the TYPO ‘Sustain’ conference in Berlin last year, where they presented their project “It’s not Easy being Green”. Their story is one of adventure, people and sustainability, and is now available in book form. In order to get a better grasp on what sustainability really means and what its role for design is, the two European designers went on a 184-day trip around the world. Across 3 continents and 12 countries they went exploring sustainable solutions regarding materials and design.

Together with almost 60 designers, entrepreneurs and change-makers from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan they are sharing a sustainable snapshot of what is happening in the world today.

This book is a limited edition (1000 copies) and available upon request. The book is not for sale but donations are much appreciated. 100% of your donations go to Viva con Agua, a charity organization that supports people with clean drinking water worldwide. Aart and Paula believe that happy reading goes very well with helping others. With more than 250 colour photos of people, places and things for your inspiration.

Book: It's Not Easy Being Green from Aart van Bezooyen on Vimeo.

Publication
First edition: 1000 copies
Design by: Paula Raché
Printed by: Lokay e.K.
Funded by: 2011 Ideas that Matter prize
Collaboration with: Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli e.V.
Copyright Aart van Bezooyen & Paula Raché
ISBN 978-3-00-039177-4

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