West Coasters, take note: Design Green Now, a small tour and series of panel discussions about sustainable design and greening consumer products, is coming to a venue near you. Starting April 1 in Bellingham, WA and ending April 11 in Long Beach, CA, the events visit colleges along the coast, bringing industry professionals, non-profits and students together to inspire and empower a greener way forward.
Panelists from top-notch firms like IDEO, frog design and fuseproject, companies like Nau and non-profits like Sustainable Style Foundation and o2 will bring their perspectives to the tour, which will include discussions of current projects, ongoing and current sustainable challenges they face, and tools for successfully integrating sustainable design. The discussions will highlight sustainable materials, product life cycles and social impact.
If you're in to design and on the west coast, get thee to one of the four events -- at Western Washington University, The Art Institute of Portland, San Francisco's California College of the Arts and California State University in Long Beach -- between April 1 and April 11; if you can't make it, videos of each event will be available at their site once the tour is over. Get all the details at ::Design Green Now via ::Core77