Design for Planet
This is our mission. It's our call to action.
The climate crisis is the biggest challenge of our lifetime and design has a critical role to play.
We need to re-design nearly every aspect of how we live our lives. Design shapes the world. So designers have huge power, and with power comes responsibility.
We aim to galvanise and support the 1.97 million people working in the UK's design economy to help address the climate crisis and achieve net zero and beyond, making design regenerative and not extractive.
Designing products and services that make it easy for everyone to live more sustainably.
Designing sustainable and resilient places with communities.
Designing a circular economy which regenerates natural resources.
Design for Planet provides a platform for visionaries, designers, business, government and communities who are leading the way in climate action.
Our goal is to provide support for everyone to make the planet a key stakeholder in everything we do.
We need to accelerate the speed with which we make design part of the solution, acknowledging that it has been a big part of the problem.
"If you're not designing for planet, what planet are you on?"
Kate Raworth, economist and author of Doughnut Economics
European Commission, 2012
UK Green Building Council
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Design for Planet Fellows
In 2021 we gathered together a fellowship of experts to help address the climate emergency, using their expertise to prototype new ways of working to inform climate action through design.
Design for Planet Case Studies
Discover how some organisations are putting sustainable design practices at the heart of their work in this series.
Design for Planet Knowledge Hub
An ongoing collecting of tools, frameworks and resources available to designers to help them address the climate emergency. Reviewed quarterly to keep links relevant/working.
Design for Planet Collective
Every month these informal get togethers focus on design and the climate emergency. We take a broad definition of design and have three speakers that take 10 minutes each to share their work, lessons learnt, skills and tools.
Branding Design for Planet
Discover the story behind our new logo (that is actually quite an old logo!). From archive diving to climate conscious colour choices, we've been on a journey to put our best, planet-centred design foot forward.