Our Sponsors

One of the three goals of the Designers Accord 5-year project is to graduate the next generation of designers who understand how to fully integrate sustainability into their professional practices.

We wish to thank our sponsors and partners for enabling us to bring this goal closer to fruition through the publication of this co-authored toolkit for undergraduate and graduate design programs.


Summit Partners

Adobe Foundation
The Adobe Foundation is a private 501c3 foundation created and funded by Adobe Systems Incorporated leverage human, technological, and financial resources to drive social change and improve the communities in which we live and work.

As a world leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk helps customers address these challenges by providing the tools to help seize opportunities created by a new global business environment.


Special Thanks

Designer, educator, and social entrepreneur, Robyn Waxman, coordinated the Design Education and Sustainability Summit in Fall 2009, and helped author, edit, and keep the drum beating for 9 months through the completion of this Toolkit. The design and education community is extremely grateful for her incredible insights and contributions through this entire process. Robyn continues to moderate the site conversation; she can be reached directly at robyn_at_designersaccord.org

Summit Sponsors

Sustainable Minds
Sustainable Minds was founded to bring environmental sustainability to mainstream product development and manufacturing in an accessible, empowering, and credible way.

KODA gives young professionals a simple way to connect with employers and launch their careers.

Summit Supporters

Alter Eco / Baggu / Communication Arts / GOOD / IDSA / New Leaf Paper / Peet’s Coffee & Tea / Yellow+Blue / San Francisco Green Map / Sacramento City College


Additional Thanks

This site was designed and developed pro bono. Scott Stowell and his team at OPEN created the very cool visual design, and our brilliant longtime technology partner Futurescape built the site. This project would not have been possible without their time, talent, and incredible generosity.

OPEN   Futurescape