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Getting Hands-on Experience in Sustainable Product Design

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HaileyMcK
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HaileyMcK   3/18/2015 12:36:02 PM
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Hey, EBNers, if this article caught your attention, i also wanted to let you know of another resource to extend your knowledge. A free webinar entitled "Design for Environment:  The Best Antidote to Regulatory Stress" will be held on Tuesday, March 24th, from 10 to 11am Pacific Daylight Savings Time.  Learn from the speakers -- Pamela J. Gordon of Technology Forecasters Inc., Diana Ferrari of Creation Technologies, and Steve Shonebaum of GreenSoft --  how embedding all product designs with simple yet specific "DfE" principles will reduce time, expense, and risk in complying with today's and future environmental regulations. Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5772467196968830978.



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HaileyMcK   3/2/2015 4:39:03 PM
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@Harvey, thanks for chiming in.  I got to sit in on this one, and i think for me it underlined the importance of out of the box thinking (pun intended). Not only do organizations need to think about doing what they are doing only better, they also have to consider, should we be changing it up and doing something entirely different? It's got to be a "no sacred cows" kind of approach.

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Harvey Stone   3/2/2015 2:31:37 PM
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There's tremendous value in hands-on workshops vs. just reading something or watching it. The learning retention is higher after a workshop. More importantly, the ability to apply the learning to design projects is substantially higher.

Two points I'd underscore from my experience:1) using Sustainable Product Design practices can also lead to increased revenues, as well as lower costs; and 2) designers love the challenge of designing better, safer, lower-cost and more responsible products.



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