As a writer, speaker and leader, Scott Boylston puts his sustainable design principles into practice. He helped shape SCAD’s master of arts in Design for Sustainability as the program’s co-author and coordinator. He is the founder of SCAD’s Eco-Practices and Sustainability Council and its biannual Design Ethos Conference, which brings together local community leaders and international designers to address social and economic challenges. At home in Georgia, he has served on the board of the state’s U.S. Green Building Council, the Chatham Environmental Forum and the steering committee for Healthy Savannah. He is the president of Emergent Structures, a nonprofit committed to reducing wasteful building practices by repurposing and reusing materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Abroad, he is a frequent contributor to conferences such as the Designer’s Accord Global Summit and the Winterhouse Symposium on Design Education and Social Innovation. As an author, Boylston has written books, poems and fiction, including “Designing Sustainable Packaging,” poems about environmental degradation and more than a dozen short stories published in literary journals. At SCAD since 1998 after a decade as an art director in New York City, he has a master’s degree from the Pratt Institute.