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Caitlin Dover @caitlinrbdover ?

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Caitlin has written about design and culture for more than a decade. She is the former managing editor for Print magazine, which won two consecutive National Magazine Awards during her tenure. Her articles have appeared in Print and Metropolis, among other publications, and she has produced two graphic design compendiums. She has taught at Pratt Institute, and has contributed editorial illustrations to publications including The Nation and The New York Times.

Caitlin is the editor of the Living Principles site.

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  • Caitlin Dover wrote a new blog post: Design For Recovery, Please!   2 years, 10 months ago · View

    One of the “it” beverages at the 79th Academy Awards, and a sponsor for the Hollywood Premiere of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” Biota’s PLA-bottled water hit the market many years ago as the earth-friendly, compostable answer to PET bottles. The core selling point: They gave the consumer the impression the package would just “go away.” [...]

  • Caitlin Dover wrote a new blog post: AIGA Chicago presents The Living Principles of Design   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    On October 20, join us for an open discussion led by Eric Benson and John Harris, local sustainability-focused design professionals who have incorporated The Living Principles into their practice. Participants can share their thoughts, have their questions answered, and learn how their efforts and The Living Principles can help move our culture toward a sustainable society. [...]

  • Caitlin Dover wrote a new blog post: Introducing the Living Principles Scorecard   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Assessing the overall sustainability of a design project can be a challenge. To aid designers and design instructors in that process, Living Principles co-architect and ambassador Phil Hamlett has created a new, user-friendly tool. The Living Principles Scorecard , downloadable here, makes it possible to easily rate the various aspects of design work according to the four Living Principles [...]

  • Want to contribute to The Living Principles, but don’t have time to create a longer post? Here are five easy actions you can take to add your voice to the Living Principles community: Share and respond to Living Principles stories on social media: Share LP links, “like” Living Principles stories on Facebook, follow and retweet @LPforDesign, and add [...]

  • Caitlin Dover wrote a new blog post: How to Post on The Living Principles   3 years ago · View

    Are you a creative professional with an interest in sustainability and social responsibility? We encourage you to use The Living Principles as a platform to share your writing, images, and videos on these topics. Students learning through doing, graphic designers driving change, architects who build better, industrial designers rethinking product and process, journalists, MBAs, marketing pros and [...]
  • Caitlin Dover wrote a new blog post: In Memoriam: Ray Anderson, 1934-2011   3 years ago · View

    Thumbnail This week, the environmental movement lost a champion: Ray Anderson, one of the country’s leading green industrialists, died Monday at the age of 77. The founder and chairman of Georgia-based carpet manufacturer Interface, Anderson came to his commitment to sustainability late in life, but went on to bring unparalleled energy and dedication to the cause. In 1994, [...]

  • Recycling in this country is clearly in need of an update. But how to address the many impediments to a comprehensive, fully functional recycling system? GreenBlue (a Living Principles endorser), is taking on the problem from the design perspective. The organization’s new  report on paper packaging presents designers with the information they need to design recyclability into each project. As [...]

  • Caitlin Dover wrote a new blog post: Jason Pearson on Economy Map 2.0   3 years, 1 month ago · View

    In this video, Jason Pearson of TRUTHStudio explains the latest version of Economy Map, a fascinating (and downloadable) exercise in information visualization: “Economy Map simultaneously displays the impacts of all 480 major industry sectors in the United States economy from three perspectives: direct impacts (generated by each sector); intermediate (direct and upstream) impacts; and final [...]

  • Caitlin Dover wrote a new blog post: Ideas That Matter: Deadline Extended to July 22   3 years, 1 month ago · View

    In the belief that the world needs all of the ideas we can muster, we are extending the deadline for grant proposal submissions to July 22, 2011. More than a decade ago Sappi Fine Paper — the maker of McCoy, Opus, Somerset and Flo — established the Ideas that Matter grant program to recognize and support designers who [...]

  • Caitlin Dover wrote a new blog post: Waste Workshop   3 years, 1 month ago · View

    ThumbnailAdapting to a resource-constrained world and innovating within the limits of nature will be critical to the survival of the fashion industry. Responding to natural limits can provide a framework for innovative design, fresh business models, and exciting new directions for modes of practice—especially during an uncertain economic climate. CCA’s Fashion Sustainability Workshop Series is an [...]

  • Cause/Affect is a biennial, international design competition that celebrates the work of designers and organizations who set out to positively impact our society. All design work entered in the competition must promote or support social good and actively engage in enriching our lives. All we ask is that it doesn’t contribute directly to the profit of a [...]

  • Caitlin Dover commented on the blog post Knitting Bonds   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    This is such an interesting model. Seems beneficial for all involved. I’d love to see something like this happening in the States. Anyone know of a similar endeavor here?

  • Caitlin Dover wrote a new blog post: Yves Béhar at Compostmodern 2011   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    Yves Béhar gave this presentation at Compostmodern earlier this year. Multi award-winning industrial designer Yves Béhar is founder of fuseproject, the integrated design agency renowned for its game changing projects in areas as diverse as technology, furniture, sports, lifestyle and fashion. Béhar has attained international acclaim for a broad range of clean-lined and consumer-aware products that are [...]

  • Caitlin Dover wrote a new blog post: Lisa Gansky at Compostmodern 2011   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    Lisa Gansky gave this presentation at Compostmodern earlier this year. Lisa is an author of The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing and the Mesh Directory online at For more than 18 years, Lisa has been an entrepreneur and environmentalist focused on building companies and supporting social ventures where there is an opportunity for well [...]

  • Caitlin Dover wrote a new blog post: Dan Phillips at Compostmodern 2011   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    Dan Phillips gave this presentation at Compostmodern earlier this year.
    Dan is the founder of The Phoenix Commotion, a building initiative in Texas to provide housing for low-income families. He seeks to prove that constructing homes with recycled and salvaged materials has a viable place in the building industry.

  • Caitlin Dover wrote a new blog post: Bruce Mau at Compostmodern 2011   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    Bruce Mau gave this presentation at Compostmodern earlier this year.
    World-leading visionary, innovator, designer, and author, Bruce Mau is committed to creative, healthy, ecological and economic abundance. In his presentation, he discusses the the need to make sustainability a norm and his drive to include “the other 99%” in the process.

  • Caitlin Dover commented on the blog post Facebook’s Coal Problem and the Greening of the Cloud   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    So true–we need to start thinking about this now. I think it’s really easy for people to forget that everything they do online uses energy.

  • Caitlin Dover wrote a new blog post: Steal This Idea: GOOD Design San Francisco   3 years, 3 months ago · View

      As part of its GOOD Design series, GOOD magazine recently challenged students at the Academy of Art University’s School of Graphic Design to identify and to tackle problems that confront the Bay Area. Whether it’s unwanted toxins, unwanted traffic or unwanted furniture — persistent problems abound in today’s modern metropolis. On Thursday, May 12th Alissa Walker of [...]

  • Caitlin Dover commented on the blog post No Remorse   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    I love this piece, Wendy–I feel like we rarely get the origin story for how people came to sustainable practices. Designers, anyone else have a similar story to share?

  • Caitlin Dover wrote a new blog post: What Are You Doing for Earth Day?   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    ThumbnailEvery year I’m amazed and grateful that Earth Day has become celebated and accepted so widely. While we’re trying to promote and cover issues of sustainability every day on the Living Principles, it’s so important that there be one time when the larger community and the mainstream media pauses and considers those issues. Living Principles members, what [...]

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