Valerie Elliott

Valerie Elliott
Valerie Elliott, MGDC, has a life-long passion for protecting the environment which began in her late teens with the launch of her first book on energy conservation (1978).

She has more recently launched and directed the Victoria Values-based Business Network, conceived and coordinated the 2001 DesignCares Travelling Forum and Exhibit that has since traveled the globe and was one of 70 appointees to the BC Government providing advice on how to engage individuals to participate in climate action initiatives. She wrote the GDC Sustainability Principles for governance and joins the AIGA, RGD, Icograda, BDG and other design organisations in developing dialogue on how to evolve our practices.

Valerie speaks regularly on our collective environmental responsibility to school aged children, professional communicators, university students and to business. Her company, iD2 Communications helps businesses and not for profit organisations to recognise the value of environmental innovation in business positioning and purchases carbon offset credits to offset her personal and business impacts.

Elliott is the National Sustainability Committee Chair for the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC), Managing and Creative Director of Victoria-based iD2 Communications Inc, a certified public relations practitioner, a member of the Canadian Public Relations Society and founding member of the Victoria Chapter of the Ethics Practitioners Assoc. of Canada

While not working, Elliott can be found rescuing native plants from development sites and slapping mud onto the walls of her 1912 home.

Click here to get to know Valerie better by reading her speaker interview.

Session: Thursday, 29 April 3:15-4:00 - Sustainable practice