Acknowledging the problem is just the first step. Now that we’re aware, we are obliged to consider our role. As designers, we have great abilities and can band together to make a collective difference. Additionally, it’s important to consider all of the parties we can work with, and how we can all lend a hand.
Designers today stand on the brink of being seen by society as essential contributors to its health, safety, and welfare. If you—together with the other design professions—decide to examine the materials and processes endemic to your work, as well as demand that these materials and processes become environmentally safe, you will be the heroes of the 21st Century.” Susan S. Szenasy Source: Ethics and Sustainability. Photo: 200014899-001 Grant Faint/courtesy of Getty Images