The graphic design industry creates an excessive amount of discarded design (a.k.a. garbage/trash pollution). Sandra Morlacci acknowledges being part of this problem and aims to not design projects that end up as waste in our oceans and landfills.
Migration Design is focused on sustainable design and encourages clients to use environmentally responsible materials and print production.

Migration Design's Sustainable Design Process:

1. Question if the physical object to be designed is a necessity.
2. Assess what it will become when it is discarded.
3. Research options for environmentally responsible materials.
4. Minimize materials to be used as much as possible.
5. Research options for environmentally responsible printing processes.
6. Use printers/vendors as locally as possible: 
• on Vancouver Island
• on the mainland of British Columbia
• within Canada
• nearest to client location

What does Sandra Morlacci do for Sustainability?
• My company Migration Design is a member of 1% for the Planet, a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. In 2002, Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, created 1% for the Planet and started a global movement.

I joined Climate Designers. Climate Designers is the global hub for designers and creative professionals from all industries, committed to using our creative skills for climate action.

• I offer Pro Bono Publico (for the public good) donated or discounted graphic design work for climate-focused and nature/wildlife conservation non-profit projects.

• I regularly pick up marine debris on beaches near where I live on Vancouver Island while walking my dog.
• I sent a proposal requesting BC Hydro to install bird diverters in Jordan River (which they did!) to prevent birds from hitting the power lines (previously, Bald Eagles, Canadian Geese and other birds were dying from flying into the power lines). Do you have birds dying from collisions with electric utility lines that also cause power outages? If yes, ask your local power company to install bird diverters.

• I work from home, eat from my garden (seasonally), drive (a hybrid car) as little as possible, and not flying anymore.

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