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Green Schools Nova Scotia is a new provincial program administered by Clean Nova Scotia and funded by Efficiency Nova Scotia. The program goal is to promote a culture of sustainability in the school setting. They assist schools to develop plans for implementing sustainability over the long term, and provide support, guidance, and motivation to schools over time.
Greenschoolsns.ca has been recently launched. I was contracted to develop and consulted on the design of the website. The site features an interactive map of member schools, school profiles, resources & information, success stories and various ways for students, teachers and institutions to get involved.
Last week we launched an exciting new project, a website redesign for local non-profit organization Visual Arts Nova Scotia. This was a large project which involved a visual and functional redesign of the site, as well as the importing of content from the old website—which was extensive.
The new VANS website features an exhibitions archive, photo galleries, a searchable database of resources and art galleries and an interactive fullscreen calendar. All easy for the staff to update and manage through the WordPress content management system. It’s the most extensive website we’ve created so far, and I’m happy to see an organization utilizing all of these great features.
What I’m most excited about though, is the e-studio directory. This is a searchable directory of Nova Scotia artists with an interactive visualization map. Additionally, artists are organized by region, and tagged by medium.
Another fun feature is that each page view loads a random highlight colour. So everytime you look at a page, there’s a new colour for the header and links. This was a solution we came up with for two reasons: Because it works conceptually with the broad range of artist members, and also we couldn’t settle on a specific colour choice.
Here are some screenshots from the new site. Click to check it out!
The Government of Nova Scotia has established a Voluntary Sector Professional Capacity Trust and I was contacted to design an info sheet and application form for the program. This trust is open to Non-Profit and Voluntary sector organizations in the province and will fund training and capacity needs for the organizations’ paid staff.
With several years of personal experience working for various organizations in this sector, I understand the challenges faced and the dedication of the staff. This is something I can definitely get behind.
Local crown corporation innovacorp has established a “green team” committee to focus on issues of environmental sustainability. They wanted a look to identify the committee—for use on posters, letterhead and email newsletters.
The typical brand image used by innovacorp is a blue butterfly – so the clear solution was to use a green butterfly in it’s place. This has the desired impact of drawing attention while retaining their existing brand equity.
Innovacorp supplied the “Green is in us” tagline - a clever reference to their existing wordmark.
Farm Energy Nova Scotia is a new organization whose purpose is to provide the agricultural community with guidance and research for energy sustainability on farms. I was contacted to create a simple high impact logo. After evaluating the needs, goals & audience for their logo, I presented them with several options and (with additional refinements) this is what they chose.
The imagery of the sun is an effective metaphor for the idea of renewable resources, while the silhouette of a farm & windmill suggests it literally. Blue and green colours symbolize natural ideas of earth, plants & water.