The design community, along with society as a whole, has become aware that a new, more "bio-friendly" approach to design is necessary if humans are to stop polluting the earth, wasting energy and resources, and jeopardizing the health of all species. 

The New England School of Art & Design Interior Design undergraduate and Interior Architecture graduate programs take this responsibility seriously, and two events the department is hosting in connection with Boston Design Week 2016 are focused on sustainable design.

A sustainable fair hosted by Suffolk’s New England School of Art & Design, to be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at 10 St. James Ave., will feature sustainable/green products and services. The event is free and open to the public.

People once considered interior design an extra for those who could afford it. But designers today are exploring solutions to major environmental challenges. The fate of planet Earth may well depend on how humans interact with the environment through the spaces and places we create.

The panel conversation "Changing the World through Design" will explore the current state of the design field. The discussion, to be moderated by Professor Sean Solley, takes place at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, in in the second-floor gallery of the art & design school, 75 Arlington St. A reception will follow. RSVP

Event flier (PDF)