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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”
-Dr. Martin Luther King
an eco-conscious graphic design studio
When your values and your work are aligned is when you are really truly effective...
Future Primitive Graphics is dedicated to contributing to positive environmental and social change in our world — and being a voice for the creatures we share our planet with who cannot speak for themselves!
As an eco-conscious design studio, conservation strategies are implemented daily and to bring awareness and share pertinent information with others via Twitter and other social media channels. However, Future Primitive is NOT on Facebook.
As a company or business, if you're all about your own agenda, and simply focused on making a buck rather than also making a difference, you may be turning away a significant portion of your audeince. The fact is:
“Socially-conscious businesses are finding more favor with consumers than ones who merely do self-serving promotions.”
Sustainability Award Recipient, City of Golden CO, 2012
“Change does not happen by a few ‘chosen’ individuals, but more often comes from ordinary citizens working to make a difference.”
Admittedly I have a passion for keeping as much as possible out of landfills. With no recycling options available, it was time for change! So working diligently via my design skills by what can best be termed as a little "guerilla marketing" campaign it was time to bring on-site recycling to my local condo community. With ultimate success, it was an honor to have received this recognition and award from the City of Golden, CO.
Awards Ceremony Photo: (left to right) Barbara Rogers, Golden Councilor & City of Golden, CO Mayor.
You may read more about Golden's Sustainability awards here >>
Other local community efforts include volunteering at the annual Colorado Environmental Film Festival in Golden, CO. A wonderful local event!!
design, social responsibility, environment, animal welfare
“Mother Nature doesn't do bailouts” .... Reduce-Repair-Reuse-Recycle
From Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Environmental Awareness to Animal Welfare, there are some amazing people and organizations that are rallying for change. Those bringing awareness to the many options we have available to make positive changes in our world and where we choose to spend our dollars. Below is a assortment that resonate well with my beliefs and values:
On the Design & Creative Front:
Re-nourish is dedicated to helping the graphic design community grow into a more sustainable industry. “What designers do—and how we do it—matters”.
- Ethics in Graphic Design
Thought provoking topics & ethical guidelines from the Graphic Design industry.
To educate the public about speculative (spec) work and why it harms the design profession as well as the outcome of design projects. And give designers the tools they need to take a stand against this trend.
- Design Indaba
Design Indaba is a multifaceted platform which inspires and empowers people to create a better future through design and creativity.
Inhabitat is a website dedicated to green design, innovation, and the future of clean technology, cataloging great ideas and emerging technologies which will change our world for the better.
- Design Can Change
Graphic Designers uniting to address climate change and encouraging sustainable practices.
- Green America
A national non-profit promoting promoting environmental sustainability, social justice, and economic justice through green living, green business, responsible shopping, fair trade, sustainable business, corporate social responsibility, and socially responsible investing— for everyone.
- B Corporation
Companies utilizing business as a source for good — beyond just their shareholders! And assisting consumers in knowing the difference between a “good company” and just “good marketing”.
News & tools for aligning sustainability with business success & resources for successful green strategies.
- Fair Trade USA
Supporting a system of trade that helps alleviate global poverty. Every purchase matters!
- Survival International
The movement for tribal and indigenous peoples.
- MNN (Mother Nature Network)
Daily environmental news, green commentary, simple steps to save money, stay healthy, & support the planet.
- Earth Day Network
Working with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden and mobilize the environmental movement by informing and energizing populations so they will act to secure a healthy future for themselves and their children.
An amazing & diverse array of incredible environmental information.
- Planet Green
Sustainable living ideas, energy conservation tips and lots more.
Common Threads Initiative to Reduce Our Environmental Footprint.
- Grey2K USA Worldwide
Bringing awareness to the plight and horrendous treatment of Greyhounds from racing. As the largest greyhound protection organization in the US, they work to pass stronger protection laws and to end the cruelty of dog racing on both national and international levels. They also promote the rescue and adoption of greyhounds across the globe.
- Hope for Paws Animal Rescue
Rescuing dogs and animals who are suffering on the streets and shelters.
- Harmony Fund/The Great Animal Chase Rescue
Rescuing animals others deem “unreachable” and offering a sacred space of hope for animal lovers.
- Animal Angels
Working to prevent animal cruelty and to improve conditions for North American farm animals.
Protecting the world's oceans. The largest international organization devoted solely to ocean conservation.
*Future Primitive Graphics actually supports far more Animal Welfare and Environmental organizations than are listed here. This is just a little snapshot...
protecting our planet, its creatures and oceans
Each of us has the ability to make positive changes to respect the environment. Recklessly exploiting our natural resources is no longer an option. We must also be more mindful of the amazing creatures we share our spaces with. They too deserve our respect rather than just be viewed as a “commodity” and be abused or inhumanely treated as man sees fit. They are a vital part of our eco-system and deserve to live as nature intended. We must stop disrespecting our Oceans and destroying vital habitats such as Rain Forests. Leaving a minimal carbon footprint can be achieved by all of us!
“What we do in life echos in eternity!”