Next Thursday, November 5 (7-9 pm, 718 SW Alder, free for members and students, or $5), AIGI is hosting a salon to discuss the meaning and practice of sustainable design. AIGI is primarily geared to design professionals, and speakers include representatives from Pinball Publishing and Wieden + Kennedy, so be prepared for a discussion that's more geared toward print/web issues and "green office renovation" than sourcing organic fabric or recycling craft supplies. Nonetheless, with the increasing importance of a web presence for designers and small boutiques to do well, it seems likely that anyone engaging in creative enterprise could come away with something useful. Plus, free beer! Seating (and beer) is limited, so it's wise to RSVP.