Green Design Library is a new guide that makes it easy to find sustainable design solutions. It's set up with a simple visual layout so it can quickly be searched, and helps product designers avoid duplicating research when they want to learn what good solutions already exist and get inspired. Anyone who visits the site (including all of us non-designers) can give feedback, leading to better designs. The site was put together by a Re-Nest writer in her spare time, and is now up for a $10,000 grant! Help her grow this cool resource by voting now (the voting process is easier than it looks).
Right now, Green Design Library includes about 150 solutions, with thousands more to come. Anyone visiting the site, including people just looking for socially-responsible things to buy, can sort the ideas by type of product, materials, and the kind of sustainable design strategy being used. Looking for chair ideas? You'll find everything from cardboard and FSC-certified chairs to these wool poufs that were handknit with giant knitting needles. Your vote can help the library get bigger, so we can all use it!