Support Us


Learn how you can support the work we do

There are a few ways you can support us:

From individuals donations to our Friends of Healthy materials partners; we are grateful and rely on their support to continue to promote and advocate for the use of healthy materials around the world.

Here are some specific ways you can help.

  • Make an individual donation.
  • If you are an organization looking to share resources, collaborate on curricula, or facilitate an event relating to affordable housing or the use of healthy materials please contact us at
  • Prospective students, or active Parsons and New School students interested in assisting in research please get in touch.
  • Join “Friends of Healthy Materials” to support research and events at the Lab and Library

Healthy Materials Lab is generously supported by Parsons School of Design and a grant from The JPB Foundation.

Our Impact

To achieve our goals, Healthy Materials Lab produces a wealth of content and resources.

Material Collections

We feature 19 Collections including over 135 products showcasing healthy materials for designers, builders, and homeowners. In 2021 traffic to these resources grew 32% and visitors spent over 20% more time on pages than in previous years. .


Our Trace Materials podcast includes multiple seasons with over 20 episodes. The latest season is focused on plastics and continues to receive much attention. In 2021 we had nearly 20,000 downloads and maintained a 4.9 out of 5 star rating on Apple Podcasts.

“I know the substance on which Trace Material focuses … I’ve not heard a single slip-up. What I have heard is smart, accessible, engaging, and accurate communication of which even Alan Alda would be proud.” – Pete Myers, Founder of Environmental Health News

Academic and Education Opportunities

Sharing resources and inspiring connections, our Academic Network has grown by 20% in 2021 following the launch of new networking pages..

Our annual Role Model contest for students received 40% more submissions in 2021 from 11 countries. We continue to reach out to a global audience to engage the world’s progressive student innovators around healthy design.

Our online courses hosted by The New School had nearly 3000 registrants across 18 sessions offering in 2021.

Moving Forward

We aim to build on our momentum in 2022. With your support we will deliver a new season of our podcast, Trace Materials focused on mycelium, a revolutionary fiber, we’ll be offering our courses on Coursera, a large platform that will reach new and wider audiences, and we’ll continue to deliver critical content and knowledge through our website, social, and media appearances. To do all of this and more we need support from individuals and institutions. Please consider making an individual donation or contact us to become a Friend of Healthy Materials Lab and support one or more of our programming efforts.

Friends of Healthier Materials | 2019-2022

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