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Earth Day 2018: Six i+s blogs that discuss sustainable design

04.20.2018 by Adrian Thompson
By Adrian Thompson

In 2018, it’s safe to say that great design includes sustainable attributes. With more than 7.5 billion people on Earth vying for the planet’s resources to create and preserve a comfortable life, it’s more important than ever for design professionals to utilize environmentally friendly practices and resources in commercial interior design.

To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, interiors+sources rounded up six blogs that discuss current “green” topics in the design industry and highlights those who are making a difference. But don’t stop there—make sure to also be on the lookout for “And On That Note,” a monthly segment always found on the last page of the i+s magazine that discusses new ways in which organizations are giving back to their communities and how you can too.

Reusing with a Purpose - Learn how Fil Doux Textiles is using excess production materials to support local student programs in New York City public schools.

Breathing Life Into Interiors - Founder and managing partner of Sagegreenlife Richard Kincaid reveals how living green walls can add a unique natural design element to any commercial interior space.

Perks of Plants - A little green goes a long way—and so does office lighting. i+s finds out which plants are right for your light.

National Parks Need Design Leadership and Creative Support - Tom Dufurrena, principal and president at Page & Turnbull, gives examples of how design work is an important asset for the U.S. National Park Service.

Sloan Stand with United Nations on World Water Day - Commercial plumbing manufacturer Sloan announces its support for the United Nations in its effort to focus global attention on the importance of water.

The Silver Lining of Solar Panel Tariffs - Design experts Alexandra Hobson and George Bandy Jr. discuss the positives and negatives of the president’s solar panel tariff.

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