the challenge of our lifetime
Climate change is one of the most important challenges we will face. As individuals and as a society, it’s time to act. As a studio, we’re thinking about how we can work to address climate within our local community and make a broader impact beyond it.
it starts with us
It may feel like the problem is too big for individual actions to matter — but individuals are crucial for change. There are so many things that we can do now to lessen our carbon footprint, and it’s not always about doing less. We can reimagine how we can live well in service of the planet.
- Travel mindfully. Fly less. Drive less. Walk or bike. Use public transit. Carpool. Buy carbon offsets for your personal travel impact.
- Eat and shop sustainably. Buy local produce. Eat less meat. Choose sustainably packaged food. Mend your things. Buy used or vintage. Support local businesses.
- Invest in energy efficiency. Buy energy-efficient appliances. Choose more efficient housing. Drive an EV.
- Compost & reduce food waste. Research compost programs and drop-off locations in your neighborhood and make a plan.
- Get engaged. Advocate for climate-resilient action locally. Show up to a community board meeting and find out what’s going on in your neighborhood.
Personal, Professional, Political
The climate challenge is hard to wrap your head around. There is a line of thinking that individual action is too small to make an impact. That only corporate and government actors can take action.
It is not an either/or choice. Making an impact on our climate future will require lots of people to make positive efforts, at multiple levels of society.
Beyond the personal actions we can take, we are seeking and exploring how we can make an impact through our talent and working lives and in the places we live and work through civic engagement.
Make Responsible Climate Tech
Finance, insurance, and the government are waking up to the threats posed by climate change. Waves of platforms are being created to help properly track, audit, and report on climate impact.
Industries and markets are being created to help people and companies mitigate climate impact, whether it’s through carbon markets, carbon removal, climate accounting, or climate tech.
Some of these will make a difference. Some won’t. But multiple companies trying will hopefully lead to some sustainable solutions.
We look to bring our UX/UI and product strategy capabilities to help climate tech builders trying to create better solutions.
Amplifying Science & Deep Tech
The climate challenge simply doesn’t look like the VC and software-led solutions of the past 20 years. It will require deeper innovation in science and technology, and a greater commitment at the scale of governments and citizenries to support those technologies.
As visual thinkers and strategic communicators, we believe there are opportunities to guide how everyone understands how the world is changing and the technologies that may create impact.
We can amplify the latest climate science and technical solutions through clear, thoughtful messaging and impactful design.
By bringing our branding capabilities to the science and technology space, we can present complicated ideas in ways that are direct, simple, and resonant.
Design for Resiliency & Adaptability
We’re already living in a changing climate. Even as we fight for lower emissions and structural change, we’ll need to bolster our communities’ resilience to face higher temperatures, flooding, strains on water supply, and more.
We think through how to brand and design new solutions.
- We designed a new brand and website for Petra, whose robotic tunneling technology allows utilities to be placed underground, keeping infrastructure safe from increasingly frequent extreme weather. Read case study
- We partnered with OpenSpace, whose construction monitoring technology reduces material-intensive construction mistakes and minimizes travel, easing projects’ overall footprint. Read case study
We’re grateful to live in New York City, where climate policies are actively driving change to phase out fossil fuels and reduce waste in landfills. NYC is our home and we want to be good stewards of the land and fulfill responsibilities to our neighbors. We also want to know how our city works and what we can do to help.
- Designed in collaboration with the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund), this tracker keeps NYC accountable on meeting climate goals. See website
- Through Amp Club, we curate NYC-centric events throughout the year and encourage our friends to tag along. In the fall of 2022, we curated an event series around climate. Check it out
- We organized walking tours with the Gowanus Dredgers to learn about stormwater drainage and plans for building flood resiliency into the neighborhood. Read a recap
working for the future we want
Headlines may be grim. But even though climate change is the biggest challenge we face, we maintain a solution-oriented pragmatism.
We’re contributing our skills and passion where we can so that we can live well now — and work towards a sustainable future for ourselves, our city, and our planet.
If you are working on climate solutions and we can help — drop us a line.