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About The Living Principles

About Living Principles

The Living Principles for Design framework is a catalyst for driving positive cultural change. It distills the four streams of sustainability — environment, people, economy, and culture — into a roadmap that is understandable, integrated, and most importantly, actionable. Designers, business leaders, and educators can use The Living Principles to guide every decision, every day.

This website is a place for the global design community to co-create, share and showcase best practices, tools, stories and ideas for sustainable design across all disciplines.

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Cradle to Grave

The full life cycle assessment (LCA) of a product or process, from the extraction of raw materials, through manufacturing and use, to final disposal. This assessment examines the product’s net environmental burden, including the consumption of raw materials and energy, emissions to air and water, and solid waste generation. Cradle to Grave can also refer to the responsibility a company ...

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