Allen Berger's book, Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America (page 106) was the jury's favorite tome (receiving a Design Distinction in the Graphics category) about environmental issues, not just for its content, but its complex, smart, readable graphic presentation. Our pals at WorldChanging earned an Honorable Mention for the WorldChanging Book (page 111); Good Magazine (page 116) and the book version of An Inconvenient Truth(page 116) followed suit with their own Honorable Mentions as well.
We could go on and on, mentioning the Loblolly House's accolades or Humanscale's distinction (not that they don't deserve it), but we'll sum up with this instead: this issue is full of the best examples of what can happen when design and sustainability come together. The results can look beautiful, outperform other conventional products, solve real problems, and make the world a greener, healthier, happier place, and that's what great design is supposed to do. I.D. magazine