Redesigning Planet Earth. Earth Day, Balboa Park

We all live on the same planet, we all make an impact on its' health, and we should all find ways to improve the Earth's longevity.

This project is open to Members and Non-Members. There is no fee to participate. We ask your to let us know you are participating so we know how many pallet pieces to expect.

How design impacts planet Earth.

What is big and round and holds every person and their lifetime carbon footprint within it? Planet Earth. AIGA San Diego will be displaying a booth, made from pallet pieces, turned into a display wall, at the annual Balboa Park Earth Day on April 22, 2018. Our goal is to educate about how designers make the Earth a better place, and how humans can make conscious decisions to consume products designed to support the health of our planet.

How you can help.

AIGA SD is calling on all designers ​to ​research and design the statistics you find on pallet pieces about how your design industry affects our planet Earth. We are looking for Environmental, Print, Web, Landscape, Packaging, Furniture, Interior, Architectural, etc.

Is there a better option available for what has been done in the past? What is being done currently in your industry to support the future of our planet? What is the carbon footprint your industry will leave behind? How do designers in your field improve design?​ What tidbit of information do you wish people knew that could help the planet? What changes can be made by consumers that make a positive impact?

How to participate

Step 1. Let us know you will participate by registering above.
Step 2. Research your industry, report your findings on your pallet pieces with whichever medium you would like.
Step 3. ​Pick up a piece of pallet. Pallet pieces will be available at numerous locations for 10 days, beginning early March. Please take 1–2 pieces to report your research on.
Step 4. Return you pallet pieces to the same pick up location (deadline dates to be determined). Please wrap your piece in paper (not plastic) for protection when transporting. If you pallet piece is not returned by the deadline it will not be displayed in the booth at Earth Day.
​Step 5. ​Promote Earth Day and come see the display in Balboa Park.

​Example: AIGA SD's custom pallet piece will describe what upcycling is and how it can be done. Upcycle: reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original.

When & Where
Wed, Feb 28, 2018 - Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Balboa Park
1549 El Prado
San Diego 92101
Currently Registered