“The future belongs to those who understand that doing more with less is compassionate, prosperous and enduring and thus more intelligent, even competitive.”

Paul Hawken



What every designer ought to know about: FSC
Just™ Creative

“So it makes me wonder… how many of you actually know what the logo [at left] means? You would most probably have seen it on the back of a brochure or catalogue — well in this article we hope to shed some light on what the FSC (Forest Steward Council) certification actually means, and how you too can use it to help sustain the world’s forests.”

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Advertising for a Better World: The nation's only nonprofit ad agency crafts messages with a mission
November/December 2006
Utne Reader
by James Diers
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Against All Odds

January/February 2004
Mother Jones
by Adam Hochschild
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America the Greedy
April 29, 2004
AIGA website
by Carolyn McCarron
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An Ideal Design is Not Yet
1999
The World Must Change — Graphic Design and Idealism
by Leonie ten Duis, Annelies Haase
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An Offer They Can’t Refuse
September 2005
The Sun
by Pat MacEnulty
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c space Can Designers Save the World (and should they try?)
September/October 2001
Spy
by Nico Macdonald
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Culture Change
January/February 2003
Mother Jones
by David Goodman
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The Designer and Pro Bono:
Professional Practices Series 3

by Doowah Design Inc. with Deschenes Regnier
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Design for the Next Billion Customers
Core77 Design Blog
by Niti Bhan and Dave Tait
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Designism 2.0

Social Design Notes
Backspace website
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Ethics in Design
March 27, 2003
by Megan Prusynski
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First Things First 1964 a Manifesto
1964
Guardian Newspaper
by Ken Garland
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First Things First Manifesto 2000 Design Manifesto
Fall 1999 / Spring 2000
Manifesto published jointly by 33 signatories in:
Adbusters, the AIGA journal, Blueprint, Emigre, Eye, Form, Items
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Graphic Intervention
Typotheque.com
by Steven Heller
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How Can Design Influence the Tools of Democracy?
March 11, 2008
AIGA website
by Richard Grefé
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Hype vs. Hope
November/December 2006
Mother Jones
by Bill MicKibben
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In Search of Ethics in Graphic Design
August 16, 2004
AIGA website
by Paul Nini
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I Print + Your Print = Eco Footprint
December 2009
Art Institute of Colorado Thesis Paper
by Katie Whitman
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Mainstreaming Green: 9 Rules for Popularizing Purpose with Today's Consumer
2007
North Ventures Partners, LLC
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Meet The Corporation
September/October 2005
Sierra
by Chris Warren
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My Beef With Big Media
May 2005
Ode
by Ted Turner
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The New Capitalists
May/June 2006
Utne
by Joseph Hart
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Online Creative Collaboration as a Pathway to Social Responsibility
2006
Thesis Study, The College of Fine Arts
The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
by Rick Bennett and Andrew Polaine
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Practise, Don’t Preach
September 2005
Spy
Nico Macdonald
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Print Design and Environmental Responsibility
AIGA
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Project M: Thinking Wrong, Doing Right
January 30, 2009
MetropolisMag.com
Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson
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The Road to HellóBending the truth can be a slippery slope for graphic designers
August/September 2002
Metropolismag.com
by Milton Glaser
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Standards of Professional Practice
2008
AIGA
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Stories That Shake The World
April 2006
Ode
by Seth Godin
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Success and the Design of Morality
Core77
by Cordy Swope
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Sustainable Progress
May 20, 2004
Spy
by Nico Macdonald
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There is Such a Thing as Society
2001
Eye Magazine
by Andrew Howard
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The Time for Being Against
February 24, 2001
Typotheque
by Rick Poynor
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Tibor Kalman: (I Believe in the Lunatic!)
April 1, 2008
Design History Mashup Blog
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Towards Creative Activism
03/27/07
Creative Review
by Patrick
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Triumph of the Shill part one
Issue 23, Winter 2004
Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture
by Jennifer L. Pozner
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Triumph of the Shill part two
Issue 24, Spring 2004
Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture
by Jennifer L. Pozner
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Waiting for Permission
1992
Rethinking Design, a journal from Mohawk Paper Mills
by Michael Bierut
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When Is a Corporation Like a Freed Slave?
November/December 2006
Mother Jones
by Barry Yeoman
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