In September 2010, thirty-three academic leaders from 33 independent colleges of Art and Design came together to create a new vision for design education that responds to the complex nature of our world. Each PALS “Fellow” has been appointed by the president of their institution to participate in a collaborative effort to link the resources of independent art and design colleges around the critical environmental, social and human centered design issues that face us. Together we are responding the the question, “How do we ensure that our students are prepared to create a healthy, just and sustainable future?” The PALS-AASHE exhibition “Creating Sustainability” represents the work of student artists and designers from 12 of the PALS member schools. The projects are based around five key themes; water, energy, materials, social equity and health.