ethical design

Design Makes a Difference: The Ideas

Design Makes a Difference: The Ideas

Part of the TreeHugger mantra is “design makes a difference.” By changing the way we make things, we can effectively nip the problem in the bud, so to speak; by designing out the need for waste and designing in smarter materials and better production methods, the world can not only cut back on the extraneous…

Green Living Strategy: Less is More

Green Living Strategy: Less is More

The notion of “ethical” living [www.sundance.tv] and embracing “ethical” design [www.sundance.tv] is not always easy; though in some ways more specific than “green,” everybody has a slightly different idea of ethics or what it means to be ethical. As a natural extension, then, we want to talk about a very concrete strategy for following some…

Translating "Ethical" from Concept to Practice

Translating "Ethical" from Concept to Practice

As we mentioned yesterday [www.sundance.tv], “ethical” goes beyond green to encompass things like animal welfare, labor practices and waste, but how does that translate to real life? Sticking with more traditional concepts of what it means to be “green” can be difficult enough, but ethical doesn’t have to be much different, really. We’ll start by…