10 January 2011

Greenshed Group


Sustainability is becoming vitally important within our lifestyles and even more so within design, so we thought it was about time that the Redshed took a look at its own area to see what improvements we could make. This is how Greenshed was born, the sustainability group for the Textiles and Surface Designers at Bucks!

Our aims are:-
- Cut down on waste and focus more on recycling
- Cut down on unnecessary electricity, e.g. lighting the building when not occupied
- Share and swap materials
- Looking at aspects of the course which could be more sustainable e.g. paperless documents
- Informing others of the ways to create more awareness of a more sustainable way of working within design.

The Redshed is starting to see the benefits of Greenshed’s plans around the studio as the share boxes are in full operation and more paper recycling bins have appeared in each area of the studio. In the near future there is to be a large notice board put up for the latest updates, information on sustainable design and for students to give feedback for even more improvements.

Greenshed hopes to inspire the students towards a sustainable way of working within the studio, being considerate with the usage of light, heat, water and waste but also helping students consider what materials they use in their work and to be inspired by current sustainable design.

by Rosie Thompson
3rd Year Surface Design

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