The Design and Social Change course in the Carnegie Mellon University School of Design teaches students to critically examine the important relationships of history, culture, policies and the environment in communication design and industrial design. The course is one of thirty integrating environmental issues as part of the “Greening of Early Undergraduate Education” project funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.
Course assignments have included projects like analyzing the development of a local neighborhood, or crafting attractive and functional products from trash. Recently, Design and Social Change students created these posters encouraging individuals to make a big difference in the environment by changing one simple behavior. These buzz-generating posters, made from recycled paper and soy ink, were featured in Sierra Magazine’s January 2008 issue. Proceeds from the sales of these student-designed posters will go to fund future Carnegie Mellon School of Design environmentally related projects.
Institute subsidized the cost of printing the posters through one of their