What is the sustainable design award?

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  • An opportunity for students to work on genuine case studies and product studies within a variety of world wide contexts, all of which have sustainability issues at their heart.

  • A scheme to help students explore environmental, economic, social and moral issues in Design & Technology.

  • It is organised by a partnership involving Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG), the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), Loughborough University.

  • It is supported by funding from the Department for International Development (DFID) and is seeking additional funding from The European Commission and the other organisations.

  • Edwin Datschefski (author of The Total Beauty of Sustainable Products), the Design and Technology Association (DATA), the Development Education association (DEA), the Centre for Environmental Education (CEE) and the four examination boards have also supported the development of the site.

    About SDA
    Organisation of the scheme
    Procedures for teachers and students
    Assessment, moderation and awards
    The support service
    Generic contexts and specific briefs
    Study weekends/school sessions
    Partner organisations
    Loughborough University
    AS enrolment form
    A2 enrolment form
    What’s on offer for AS?
    What’s on offer for A2?