As an Interior Design student, it’s important to know how design decisions can have an impact on the environment. It’s not just about making a space look pretty, but more about providing a space that will provide a positive effect on people, the built environment and nature. I’ve recently become part of the Sponge team, which actively works towards promoting awareness of sustainable design, and last week Earth Day reminded everyone the importance of taking care of our environment and how we can all do our part. Have a look at EcoCentric which offers a range of beautifully designed environmentally friendly products and presents opportunities through good design to reduce your carbon footprint. Particularly fond of this Cork iPad Sleeve and the Grow Your Own range.