Humanscale Announces Educational Series for Earth Week 2022
In advance of Earth Week 2022, Humanscale has announced they’ll be partnering with architects, designers and other building and manufacturing professionals to provide insight, inspiration and outreach on ways in which professionals can work towards a more sustainable practice.
Having started back in 1983, Humanscale has since become a global leader in sustainable design and manufacturing with its workplace furniture and products. With a brand philosophy of “less bad is not good enough,” the company states that it strives to have its positive impacts outweigh the negative in everything that it does. In a press release regarding this announcement, the company’s net positive products, alongside its new event series serve as testaments to that commitment.
“We believe every organization needs to be self-sustaining as this is how nature works,” says Humanscale Chief Sustainability Officer Jane Abernethy. “This Earth Day, we are partnering with like-minded industry leaders and top media outlets to identify steps we can all take to be net positive and demonstrate how manufacturers can have a restorative impact on the planet.”
Sustainability-Focused Programming to be Made Available for Architects and Designers
To start, Humanscale leadership will speak on a panel about the sustainable impact of design at “Design U – The Future of Eco-Conscious Living.” Presented by Hearst Design Collection (Elle Decor, House Beautiful and Veranda), the virtual summit offers a comprehensive resource for education, inspiration, community, exclusive content and more from the world’s leading editors and design experts.
Humanscale Founder and CEO Bob King will introduce Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau from EarthEcho International, and Chief Sustainability Officer Jane Abernethy will exchange ideas and expertise with ELLE DECOR Editor-in-Chief Asad Syrkett, Luam Melake, Senior Researcher of Healthy Materials Lab, and Beatrice Galilee, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The World Around, in a panel titled “Material World: How We’ll Build Our Sustainable Future.” The programming will run from 12-2PM EST on April 22.
Humanscale is also set to take over Sandow’s DesignTV for the day. Abernethy, along with Humanscale Founder and CEO Bob King and acclaimed designer Todd Bracher will talk about everything from best sustainable practices to purpose-driven products. They will also present the brand’s latest offering, the most sustainable task chair on the market to date.
Meanwhile, on its own digital platform, Humanscale has created an Earth Week Seven-On-Seven Handprinting Challenge to identify measurable actions that help decrease the human footprint and make the world more sustainable. Its curated list of activities covers seven days and seven simple ways that everyone can achieve a positive impact.