Sustainability Infographic – Nikole Wohlmacher

Sustainability has become an important issue in the global society as the human population continues to increase steadily. As the globe approaches its maximum capacity of 12 billion people, we need to start looking for ways to maintain resources for a growing population. I want to create a poster or fold out pamphlet displaying the serious problem of overpopulation and how Salve Regina students can assist on campus to preserve resources.

  • World population is currently 7 billion people
  • It is believed the world can only sustain 12 billion people which will be reached by 2100
  • “Sustainability is a search for ecological stability and human progress that can last over the long  term.”
  • Resources should be used without diminishing them
  • Sustainability is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs

Features of sustainable cities:

  • Public transport – significantly reduces space and energy to  move people around
  • Safe Walking & Biking Routes – decreases reliance on fossil fuels such as oil
  • Compact Housing – efficient use of land, transit distances are decreased so less reliance on cars (can bike to places), less heating costs as walls are shared
  • Mixed-use planning – buildings which have integrated homes, shops, and offices; encourages walking and biking
  • Recycling programs – encourages less waste going into landfills
  • Energy efficiency – solar panels and wind turbines allow for ‘at the source’ use
  • Local Food – buying locally decreases the use of oil for harvesting and transportation; fresher food therefore higher in nutrients
  • More green areas – recreational areas within the city; compact cities allow for more surrounding areas to be used for farmland; permeable pavement and green roofs

Refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle

How to become more sustainable at Salve Regina University?

  • turn off the lights
  • time your shower
  • use trolley and shuttle services
  • use reusable water bottles
  • recycle
  • buy your friend an experience instead of a material gift
  • go shopping at a local market
  • don’t use dryers and hang clothing to dry
  • refuse plastic bags
  • refuse packaging
  • eat less beef
  • beach clean ups

Sources: Professor Marae Goode, Principles of Environmental Science By: Cunningham & Cunningham

ITC Avant Garde Gothic is the font I have chosen to research for the website.

  • created in 1970
  • this typeface led to the founding of the International Typeface Corporation
  • ITC’s first typeface
  • originally drawn by Herbert Lubalin for the logo and headline face for Avant Garde magazine
  • with the help of Photo-Lettering, Inc., the design was later converted to a text and display font
  • Lubalin worked on it with Tom Carnese who realized ligatures would be necessary for the typeface to work

Sources: Typography Referenced By: Haley, Poulin, Tselentis, Seddon, Leonidas, Saltz, Hederson, Alterman,

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