Associations & affiliates
Sustainable Minds works with affiliates and resellers to make our offerings readily available through multiple sources. We also collaborate with professional associations and NGOs to advance environmental sustainability through greener product development.
If your company serves designers, design engineers, product managers, product development directors, sustainability managers, marketers or executives in charge of greener product development; contact us about our Industry Sponsor, Affiliate and Reseller programs.
The American Center for Life Cycle Assessment is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to build capacity and knowledge of LCA. This mission is supported by the following goals:
- To increase awareness of and to promote the adoption of Environmental LCA among industry, government, and NGOs.
- To support education and outreach through conferences, online educational opportunities, information exchange and other media.
- To support presence of underrepresented American groups in national and international conferences and other forums related to LCA.
- To promote networking among LCA practitioners and researchers.
ACLCA is a part of the Institute for Environmental Research and Education (IERE), a 501(c)3 organization. Become a member today!
COFES is a unique gathering of individuals from companies representing a wide variety of industry sectors, each with significant interest in software used to design the world around us. The DaS Symposium exists within that community to focus on how design software can facilitate the visibility of sustainability issues at the design stage. The goal of the DaS Symposium is to raise the issues that need to be addressed and to identify areas of common ground that may be best served by collaborative, rather than competitive solutions.
Founding members of The DaS Symposium include Autodesk, Building Smart Alliance, CIFE, Cyon Research, Gensler, Phoenix Integration, PTC, Siemens, SolidWorks, and Sustainable Minds.
Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) is a chapter-based organization with more than 1,000 members, and 2,500 alumni based throughout North America. As technically-minded students and professionals, ESW works on forging lasting solutions to sustainability challenges through technical design projects and educational initiatives. Through a combination of chapter-based service learning projects, education on sustainability principles and design techniques, training on leadership and sustainable engineering skills, and a national community, ESW is helping to create the next generation of technical leaders for a more sustainable world. For more information, visit www.eswusa.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is the voice of the industrial design profession, advancing the quality and positive impact of design. IDSA's mission is threefold:
- Lead the profession by expanding our horizons, connectivity and influence, and our service to members
- Inspire design quality and responsibility through professional development and education
- Elevate the business of design and improve our industry's value
INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens / engineered fabrics industry doing business globally. Since 1968, INDA networking events have helped members connect, innovate and develop their businesses. INDA educational courses, market data, test methods, consultancy and issue advocacy help members succeed by providing them the information they need to better plan and execute their business strategies. For more information visit www.inda.org.
Cadalyst is the most complete source of essential information about computer-aided design and related software and hardware technologies for the fields of AEC, manufacturing, and GIS. Cadalyst magazine, e-newsletters, and Cadalyst.com deliver timely, objective, and practical product reviews and updates, tips, tutorials, insight, and advice to help CAD managers and users make informed decisions about technology, get productive, and get the job done.
Chapas, Chinai & Associates provides consulting serves to the nonwovens industry in new product development, sustainability, and innovation. Their focus is the development of new and improved products based on expertise and experience in nonwovens, absorbent materials and products, biodegradable and renewable materials, adhesives, resins, composites, polymer technology, consumer and industrial disposable products, such as, wipes, filtration, and medical devices. Their capabilities include product design, data analysis from laboratory and consumer testing, raw material sourcing, sustainability and environmental conformance.
Eco Innovators is an Australian consultancy providing professional advice and assessment services in environmental sustainability across design, manufacturing, production and business activities. We are experts in indentifying opportunities for environmental and economic efficiency through the use of best practice approaches such as life cycle assessment and eco-design strategies.
We provide a range of tailored business consultancy services as well as develop educational materials, provide training and run community engagement projects.
Eco Innovators clients know sustainability is not a risk, but an opportunity to innovate and become a market leader. From baseline assessments through to high level strategic decision making, Eco Innovators provides professional and cost competitive business sustainability services.
MAGNET, The Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network, is a professional organization that is focused on helping manufacturing and technology-based companies in Ohio adopt innovative methods and technologies. This partnership will bring ecodesign and sustainability practices, expertise and software to help advance the adoption of greener product design practices for manufacturers. This partnership will also serve to support MAGNET’s eco-SMART Manufacturing Program that is aimed at educating Ohio manufacturers about sustainable manufacturing strategies.
Novedge LLC is a privately held company based in San Francisco, CA whose mission is to revolutionize the way people buy design software. Through its state of the art online web store, Novedge offers the largest selection of design, animation and graphics software while providing customers with more options and freedom in selecting the best products for their needs. Combining its large catalog and extensive knowledge of design software Novedge is also uniquely able to offer unbiased advice to customers looking for new solutions.
Strategic Sustainability Consulting provides under-resourced organizations with the tools and expertise needed to understand and manage their social and environmental impacts. Through sustainability assessments, green office auditing, supply chain management, stakeholder consultations, sustainability disclosure and social marketing, SSC helps organizations embrace their larger societal responsibilities and be the good corporate citizens to which they aspire.