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Handprinting Going Beyond Sustainability

Since the term was first used over 50 years ago, "sustainability" as it referred to the environment has always meant maintaining the status quo.

But maintaining the status quo doesn't eliminate our environmental footprints.

Consumption > Resources

Footprints are the damage we do by consuming resources and emitting pollution. No matter how small, they are still a negative impact. Which raises the questions:
What's next?
How do we do better?

"Reducing footprints is a great place to start, but a tragic place to stop."
Greg Norris, Chief Scientist, ILFI, and Director, SHINE@MIT

What's Next: Handprints

Measuring handprints — positive impact — follows the same logic as measuring footprints

We look at the entire life cycle of a product.

"Imagine if manufacturing made the world a better place."
Living Product Challenge

Certified Living Products

Diffrient Smart chair

Diffrient Smart chair

Our Smart chair is one of the first ILFI-certified Living Products. Find out how its innovative design helps us create a positive impact on the planet.

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Float table

The Float table

The Float table, also a certified Living Product, is helping us turn our impact into a positive one.

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Help us create an energy handprint, and be part of a positive change in the world.

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