Proposals for the Planet

“The economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment, not the reverse.” - Herman Daly

With everyone traveling much less and eating more at home, this year’s virtual format will make #ADW20 the most sustainable Design Week yet!

But our passion for environmental stewardship doesn’t stop with Design Week itself—last year we had a half-dozen events that explored the intersection of design and sustainability. Sessions on the circular economy, car-free trip planning, green roofs, and fast fashion presented new ways of addressing issues of waste, pollution, and quality of life.


This year, we’d love to have even more! Whether you’re pushing toward a more sustainable future through creative advocacy, biomimicry, or the design of services, we’re excited to see what you’re working on.

The Call For Proposals will close this Monday, August 3rd at 11:59 PM CT. We look forward to seeing your proposal!

Feature image from ADW19 event by Asakura Robinson & Shoal Creek Conservancy.