Following my previous post “Lets use graphic design for social change!” I am creating a series of posts where I will explore 10 ways YOU can use Graphic Design for Social Change. Today’s idea: 7. Commit to eco friendly practises
We have heard a lot about climate change, ice caps melting and bizarre weather patterns that is happening to our world but who will suffer from this the most? It it time we gave our world a fair go, after all we all have to live in it!
People living in developing countries get hit the hardest, all because of the choices we make. Why our choices? Because we are the ones that are using up the worlds resources. According to the united nations, the wealthiest 20% of the world account for 86% of total private consumption expenditures and the worlds 20% poorest a mere 1.5%. In other words the world’s resources are allocated to meet a few people’s wants, not everyone’s needs. It is over consumption that causes environmental degradation, poverty and hunger. By reducing the impact we have on the environment, by reducing the resources we use and the waste we create all helps give the poor a “fair go”.
As a graphic designer or web designer, try your best to reduce your carbon footprint and make clients aware of how they can choose to do so also. Below are some good practises we have put into place in our studio, its the little things we can all do that adds up and makes a difference!
So what are you waiting for? Start giving our world a “Fair Go!”
Check out our blog posts on our Fair Go! office
If you have any ideas or suggestions on this topic please leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you.