The Re-nourish Project Calculator
It all adds up: The Re-nourish Project Calculator
How can communication designers create beautiful work without hurting others and the planet? It’s a tough question that seems like a hefty and time-consuming task. It doesn’t have to be. The Re-nourish Project Calculator is a free online tool that can help you minimize waste on any print project, reduce your environmental impact, and also save you time and your client money. It’s a win-win calculation. Come check out how it works and ways you can utilize it in the workplace all from award-winning designer Yvette Perullo.

Drake University faculty & students: FREE with proof of ID
Non-members: $10
Student non-members: $5
(RSVPs required please)

About the speaker:
Yvette Perullo is an award-winning designer currently researching and teaching foundations design courses at Purdue University. She is working towards her ultimate goal of teaching sustainable design at the college level—helping to integrate sustainable systems thinking into the foundation of visual communications design education. Prior to attending Purdue University, Yvette earned a master’s degree in Graphic Design from the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University in Boston where her graduate thesis focused on developing tools and resources to encourage sustainable design practices.

Yvette is Partner at, an independent online toolkit for sustainable visual communication design. The site offers resources and tools including searchable nationwide databases of greener paper and printer options; an interactive “Project Calculator” for designing more sustainable print projects; and a green certification system for designers and studios. Since its launch in 2008, Re-nourish has received international recognition, including the Communicator Award of Excellence for an Activist Website and finishing as a top-three finalist out of over 3,500 entries in the 2009 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum People’s Design Award.

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