Gilbert Design Receives Mohawk Award for RISD Viewbook

COHOES, NY | Gilbert Design, Providence, RI, has been presented with the Mohawk Windpower Partnership Award for its recent sustainable initiatives in the design of the Rhode Island School of Design Viewbook. The 2008 viewbook was printed on FSC-certified Mohawk Options. In addition, 100% of the electricity used to produce Mohawk Options, and all of Mohawk’s papers, is offset with Renewable Energy Certificates from non-polluting windpower projects.

Using Mohawk Options to produce the viewbook created an instant environmental savings: according to Mohawk's environmental calculator, the sum of that savings was equal to 15,23320 lbs of air emissions not being generated, and six barrels of crude oil. The wind-generated electricity associated with the manufacturing of Mohawk Options also is equivalent of taking one car off the road for a year or planting 1,030 trees for the future.

The Windpower Partnership Award was presented to Joseph Gilbert, creative director, Gilbert Design, and Edward Newhall, RISD director of admissions, for their collective contribution toward producing a more sustainable admissions viewbook through considered design and responsible paper selection.

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