Even small elements of a system can hold great importance.

Even small elements of a system can hold great importance.

Systems Thinking

Creating a sustainable future requires developing an understanding of the systems that make up the natural world and how they affect one another. Impacts in one area of a system can have unforeseen consequences elsewhere. By expanding our understanding of how these elements interact, designers can leverage these relationships to create regenerative forces instead of simply fueling consumption.

Creating a system to upcycle food waste in French village markets using biomimicry.

Creating a system to upcycle food waste in French village markets using biomimicry.

Biomimicry

By understanding and emulating the strategies of the natural world to overcome obstacles and solve problems, designers can unlock new potential for design concepts. I apply 3.8 billion years worth of wisdom in the creation of designs to create more effective and sustainable solutions for stakeholders.

EXAMPLE: Loup: A Biomimicry Inspired Composting Solution for France's Luberon Valley

Local economies are closely tied to the health of their environment.

Local economies are closely tied to the health of their environment.

Long Term Consideration

The most important ingredient in sustainable design is time. By increasing the scope of consideration during the planning and implementation of product and service solutions, scarce resources can be put to better use.

A Green Speed Dating event, designed to facilitate interaction between local businesses.

A Green Speed Dating event, designed to facilitate interaction between local businesses.

Economic impact

Sustainable design can have a positive economic impact in addition to its social and environmental benefits. I have worked with local governments and businesses to develop strategies that help local businesses flourish by creating a community around sustainable practices.

EXAMPLE: Green Speed Dating: Not Your Typical Hookup