o2 connects people interested in sustainable design. In order to do so the network uses primarily electronic media.
Main tools are this o2 mailinglist and the o2 website, though local o2 groups/liaisons might use newsletters, lectures, workshops, events, guestcolumns etc.
The o2 website is a major source of information and inspiration for anybody interested in sustainable design. The Netherlands Design Institute produced it in collaboration with the o2 network. The website supports information and knowledge exchange among designers and entrepeneurs engaged in the development of environmentally sustainable products and services. It's aim is to fill the gap in the information needs of designers and companies.
The o2 network is an informal network for basically anybody interested in sustainable design. The foundation of o2 global network has been founded in 1994 to support the o2 network and the ideas of sustainable design.
The network is made up of a number of local o2 Groups, o2 Liaisons and many individuals all over the world. o2 Groups or o2 Liaisons are per country or per state/region of a country. o2 Groups can be found in f.e. the US West-Coast, France, Mexico, New York and the Netherlands. o2 Liaisons (local individual contacts) exist in Africa, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brasil, China-Hong Kong, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Japan, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Korea, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, UK, US Colorado and US Upper-Midwest and still counting (more than 30) and looking for new liaisons with your help!
The network involves people with a background in industrial design, architecture, styling, graphic design, arts, fashion, innovation, etc. and people from universities, public authorities, companies or knowledge centres. They all have specific knowledge and examples to share.
o2 believes that this information exchange is vital for a better and broader understanding of sustainable design.