o2-USA is dedicated to fostering environmental sustainability in design-related fields. Comprised of professional designers, students, and members of many related fields, it is part of the o2 Global Network.
With an understanding of the effect that design can have on the quality of the environment, o2-USA aims to influence design policy and practice in order to minimize negative environmental impact. It achieves this through exercising creativity, fostering cross-disciplinary collaborations, and educating professionals and the public.
o2 believes sustainable design is one of the greatest challenges of the future. It is our opportunity to create a universally improved and sustainable way of life.
Part of the o2 Global Network, o2-USA is the o2 Chapter Cooperative for the United States.
In addition, there are o2 liaisons serving non-chapter areas throughout the U.S. See Get Involved for liaisonships and chapters in your area.
Local chapters tailor their activities to their region and membership needs. Activities include: meetings, listserves, speakers, volunteer networks, and special projects.
More on o2
The Need for Sustainable Design
“A Blast of Fresh Air”
A history of the o2 Global Network, essay by Barbara Kiser