A growing movement around the world is encouraging young people to discover the joy and meaning of truly creative living -- of finding solutions for living with the Earth in mind.
Karen Brown, Creative Director for The Center for Ecoliteracy, shares how students learn about "making" that supports the health and quality of life for present and future generations.
Karen Brown is the Creative Director for The Center for Ecoliteracy. Brown is an award-winning designer who has worked with the Center for Ecoliteracy for over a decade. A former independent software developer and technologist, her exposure to concepts initially learned in IBM's usability laboratories instilled in her a lifelong sensitivity to the human and environmental consequences of good and bad design.
An early adopter of culturally sensitive, multi-disciplinary design practices, she has lectured on design-related topics in Japan and Europe. Today, Karen's primary area of creative interest is communicating with general audiences on issues of ecological literacy, education, and re-localization. Her work has been included in the Smithsonian Institution and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and featured in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, and dozens of other popular and technical publications as well as NBC's Today Show.