Sustainability – Euro Style!


EcoDesign Circle has recently released The Sustainability Guide, created to provide “inspiration and knowledge by gathering information, methods and good examples of how to use design to achieve a sustainable and circular business as well as social development.”  

The Guide was developed for designers and clients in the Baltic region of Europe; however, its content will be useful for sustainable designers everywhere. According to their website, “At the guide you will find information about working methods, tips on tools, experts and good examples. You can search by a map, watch educational films and more.”

If you explore their webpages you’ll find information, videos, and links for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); The Natural Step; Principles and Strategies for Durable Design; methods, assessments, and tools; case studies and international experts.

Here are a few more links to explore to learn about what’s going on with sustainability and sustainable design in Europe:

The Centre for Sustainable Design

Circular Design: Learning for Innovative Design for Sustainability

Sustainability in Packaging – Europe

European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) 2018 [May 30 – June 5]

ECOLISE, European Day of Sustainable Communities, 22 September 2018

YES-Europe, Young leaders in Energy and Sustainability – Europe


Please share organizations, events, and resources that you find useful!



Denise DeLuca / Former Director

Denise DeLuca is the Director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design program. She was co-founder of BCI: Biomimicry Creative for Innovation, a network of creative professional change agents driving ecological thinking for radical transformation. Denise is author of the book Re-Aligning with Nature: Ecological Thinking for Radical Transformation, which was illustrated by MASD alum Stephanie Koehler. She also teaches with the Amani Institute.

Denise’s previous roles include Education Director for the International Living Future Institute, Project Manager for Swedish Biomimetics 3000, and Outreach Director for The Biomimicry Institute. Denise is a licensed civil engineer (PE) and holds a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering with a focus on modeling landscape-scale surface and groundwater interactions.  In addition, Denise is a Biomimicry Fellow and a member of the Advisory Council of The Biomimicry InstituteBoard Member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), on the editorial board of the Journal of Bionic Engineering, and an Expert with Katerva. Denise is based in Oregon.

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