Jan. 21, 2008 -- Thousands of designers have signed on to the Designers Accord, a formal set of principles for sustainability in design, BusinessWeek reports. The so-called "Kyoto Treaty of Design" is earning widespread support throughout the design industry.
Written for designers of every discipline, from industrial design to graphic arts to architecture, the Designers Accord calls for signatories to "proactively engage in a dialogue about environmental impact with each and every client, and to evaluate sustainable alternatives in design." Signers also pledge to measure and work to minimize their carbon footprint. (Click here for a complete list of principles.)
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