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Jeremy Lehrer @jeremy ?

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  • Jeremy Lehrer commented on the blog post Sustainability Should Mean Rebuild-ability   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    Thanks, Alan.  These are incredibly important guidelines. It would be nice, too, if there were some kind of web link (or bit.ly code) visible somewhere on each item–like on the bottom of this cup–that would allow you to access the assembly, disassembly, and repurposing instructions as well as the “extending the lifespan” pointers that you described. [...]

  • Jeremy Lehrer commented on the blog post Challenge: Design, Poetry, and Muffins   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    In-market is a great idea, as is making the design part of a premium positioning. That kind of approach would work well for a place like Whole Foods, Mother’s Market, or other groceries that position themselves as stewards of the environment–or anyone else for that matter.  Whole Foods does have a bulk baked goods section, but [...]

  • Jeremy Lehrer commented on the blog post Challenge: Design, Poetry, and Muffins   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    Jennifer, this is an excellent idea–as you say, it meets all the criteria of what we’re looking for. I’m also curious to know if someone might have a reusable solution–like a tin requiring a deposit that could be brought back to the store in the same way that glass milk bottles are at Whole Foods. Or [...]

  • Jeremy Lehrer wrote a new blog post: Challenge: Design, Poetry, and Muffins   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    ThumbnailJust as great poets reinvent and reinvigorate language, designers can do the same for the designed world. There is a sense of wonder and joy that arises from knowing about and holding in your hands the results of creative design reinvention. A toilet paper roll without the tube! A shoebox that doesn’t require so much cardboard! An [...]

  • Jeremy Lehrer wrote a new blog post: Accelerating Sustainability on College Campuses   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    Thumbnail A board featuring some of the key points discussed at the PALSS conference. At a time many of us in the design world are striving to be more sustainable—and figure out what that means—schools and universities are similarly grappling with the issue: What does it entail exactly? How should it be addressed in the curriculum? How do [...]

  • Jeremy Lehrer wrote a new blog post: Five New Green Materials for Designers   4 years ago · View

    ThumbnailBiodegradable packaging material, made with mushrooms, that could replace Styrofoam; water-based UV coatings that don’t use toxic chemicals; banner signage made entirely from plant material (goodbye, vinyl!). These are just a few of the latest sustainable materials on the market, giving designers a larger palette for crafting green projects. During a recent visit to the Manhattan office [...]

  • Jeremy Lehrer wrote a new blog post: Inventing the Killer Green App   4 years, 1 month ago · View

    ThumbnailThe current state of the green interactive space is like that of the Internet before Google. New green apps, like websites in those latter days, are emerging all the time—there’s the Green Map mobile phone app for finding local green resources and businesses, not to mention apps like GoodGuide that help you evaluate the eco-cred of a particular [...]

  • ThumbnailThere are few things more irksome than needless waste—in design (over-packaging) or elsewhere (cable modems with no “off” button). I have a particular obsession with reducing electricity usage—I use surge suppressors to avoid phantom power loads and I’m doing my best to resist using the AC this summer. Electricity usage equals carbon dioxide emissions and consumption [...]

  • Jeremy Lehrer became a registered member   4 years, 3 months ago · View

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