Workshop: Communicate Sustainability Using Visual Tools

Sustainable Seattle is offering a one-day workshop on Visualization Tools for Sustainability on May 3, from 9:00 am through 5:00 pm.

The one-day workshop covering the theory and practice of designing effective, persuasive visualizations about sustainability topics.

Sustainability is a complex concept with many branches, variations, stakeholders, slogans, books and branding efforts. The drivers of sustainability combine urgent with long-range and individual with collective, defying easy verbal description. With some studies showing that up to 60% of the general population are “visual learners,” there is a great need to develop, standardize and use visual methods for describing the whys and wherefores of sustainability. There are many examples of diagrams and exhibits being used to explain and to manage sustainability programs, and teachers, students and practitioners can all benefit from honing their skills in this increasingly important aspect of sustainability management and communications.

To register and for more information go to http://sustainableseattle.org/training/250-vis-tools-2011.

The location is Southside Commons, 3518 S Edmunds St., near the Columbia City light rail station, or bus routes 7, 8, 9, 39 & 42.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a notebook and something to write with. We will provide drinks and light refreshments through the day, but you will be on your own for lunch.

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