DesignDeclaresUK

Design Declares is a growing group of designers, design studios, agencies and institutions here to declare a climate and ecological emergency. As part of the global declaration movement, we commit to harnessing the tools of our industry to reimagine, rebuild and heal our world.

This is Breakdown

The science is settled. We are in an emergency of climate and nature. The world is past breaking point; the breakdown has begun.

8 Acts of Emergency

What does it take to Declare? It’s accepting we are in an emergency of climate and nature, and a commitment to do something about it. Here are eight places to start:

1Sound the Alarm

Acknowledge and raise awareness of the climate and ecological crisis - including its roots in systems of oppression - in our organisations and our practice.

2Start the Journey

Invest in educating ourselves and our teams on methods of sustainable and regenerative design, and show leadership by making measurable change to our practice. The Design Declares Toolkit is a great place to start.

3Bring Clients with Us

Meaningfully consider environmental and social impacts as part of every pitch, proposal and production process. Not every design output will be carbon neutral or fully climate friendly, but every project is an opportunity to make real progress.

4Measure What We Make

Measure the environmental and social impact of our businesses and design projects, and hold ourselves to account for what we find out.

5Redefine ‘Good’

Encourage, recognise and reward sustainable and regenerative design excellence in our industry through media and awards.

6Educate, Accelerate

Build and foster intra- and cross-discipline knowledge networks to share tools, resources and best practice to accelerate progress in our industry.

7Design for Justice

Create with and for the people who are disproportionately affected both by climate change and by the transition to a lower-carbon world.

8Amplify Voices for Change

Enable systemic change by working alongside policymakers, campaigners, ecologists, scientists, activists and others to strengthen local and national movements for change.

Declare Emergency Now

Design Declares is open to individuals and institutions working in industrial, digital, graphic, communication and service design. To declare here, you must be a company with an office in the UK employing at least one full-time designer. We also welcome declarations from practising freelance designers who are registered as self-employed in the UK, and global supporters from other countries. All declarations will be named and published on this site.

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Case StudiesD! UK

Creative Climate Investigations

A showcase of 8 projects exploring greenwashing, air quality, environmental effects on wellbeing, plastic, the ecological impacts of data harvesting, trees, global dimming, and green spaces, collected together for the first time in a thoughtfully designed limited-edition book.

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Becoming a Community Interest Company

Design Declares has become a certified CIC, a people-powered Community Interest Company with planet-led ambitions.

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The Design Declares Newsletter and Toolkit

Subscribe to the Design Declares UK newsletter to receive the latest news and updates. By signing up you will also gain access to The Design Declares Toolkit, a live and evolving Notion site co-created with our community. It is filled with the latest resources and methods to help you on your journey to climate-positive design.

Every signatory to Design Declares will receive an access link to the Toolkit. If you are unable to declare emergency quite yet, you can still access the Toolkit - just register below.

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