"Before the program, my sense of sustainability was that it needed to happen but it was an esoteric pursuit. I have come to discover that not only is it 100% pragmatic, but also that the world is waiting for us as trained professionals to usher in this new era of thinking."

My passion is to design and create jewelry that is beautiful and sustainable for the discerning, conscientious person who understands and loves good design.

“Stay engaged, use your work to make the world a better place, and be a voice for others who are often silenced, forgotten, or shut out.”

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Birt is an infodesigner, visual storyteller, public artist, and educator. She runs Background Stories, an infodesign consultancy that translates complex ideas, systems, and metrics into clear visuals to help people (especially non-experts) understand sustainability.