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Sustainability Points of Pride

Okala Sustainability Initiative

Industrial design faculty member Philip White led the development of Okala, an introductory curriculum on Ecodesign for students of product design. Okala provides easy-to-use life cycle assessment factors for a wide range of materials and processes and shows how to develop “design for recycling” guidelines that teach designers how to make the most profitably recyclable products. Okala is a highly relevant tool for the challenges of the global ecological crisis, designing for lifecycle strategies, conducting impact assessment, and enhancing ecologically-responsive design outcomes in professional practice.

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