Faculty Focus: Arlene Birt on Climate Science Communications

In the past few weeks, I’ve been transported from one distinct sector of sustainability communications to another -from the rural Midwest U.S. to the heart of Europe- with the support of a 2017 MASD Faculty Travel Grant. Presenting to climate scientists in Europe at the Copernicus Climate Change Service general assembly (C3S), and to organic


Alumni Update: Susan Crow

MCAD’s Sustainable Design Program alum, Susan Crow, and her beautiful eco-lux jewelry were recently featured in an article entitled Look and Feel Good in These High-End Ethical Brands. The feature was originally published in HuffPost Style (Canada) in October 2016. We are very proud of you and your stunning sustainability-focused work, Susan! From the article


See You @AASHE 2016

MCAD and the MA in Sustainable Design program are proud to announce our involvement as a Host Sponsor for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) 2016 Conference & Expo in Baltimore, Oct. 9-12, themed “Beyond the Campus.” Join us! Stop by our MCAD table (#312) at the Expo to meet


Faculty Focus: About Tim McGee

Recently new MASD faculty member, Tim McGee, was interviewed by Leigh Stringer about his work at LikoLab. We’re so pleased that Tim joined the MASD faculty roster this fall to teach Introduction to Sustainable Design, a foundation course in MCAD’s Master of Arts in Sustainable Design program. Interview with Timothy McGee, Entrepreneur, Biologist and Designer


FREE Book Download TODAY!!

Interested in social sustainability and how to get a paying job in the field? Read on… My colleague, Khanjan Mehta, the Director of the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) Program and Assistant Professor of Engineering Design at Penn State, has recently released a book entitled, Solving Problems that Matter (and Getting Paid for It).


See You @AASHE

MCAD and the MA in Sustainable Design program are proud to announce our involvement as a Host Sponsor for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) 2015 Conference & Expo in Minneapolis, Oct. 25-28, themed Transforming Sustainability Education. Join us MASD faculty and admissions officers will be attending and presenting at


Faculty Focus: LOOK HERE

As part of the  annual AASHE conference held in Minneapolis this year, MCAD extends a warm welcome to attend the opening reception for Look Here: Making Visible the Invisible in Sustainable Art and Design. Artist Panel Discussion: Monday, October 26, 6:30 p.m.   This exhibition spotlights seven Minnesota artists and designers working to change people’s

Make Impact

IMPACT 2015 is Minnesota’s most cross-disciplinary sustainability and green building conference.  Education sessions feature leading industry experts on a variety of topics that will inspire ideas in smart and sustainable design, high performance construction, leadership, marketing and company culture.  The Expo will showcase what’s next in green building products and services. This conference is the place to


Alumni Update: The Hero’s Journey Webinar

The Hero’s Journey to the Circular Economy: An Innovative Methodology to Guide Businesses in the Transition to a Circular Economy Please join (and support!) Shari Welsh, a recent MASD grad (’14), who was selected to present a new methodology -developed as part of her Master’s thesis- at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s online Disruptive Innovation Festival.


Good Visualization Approaches for Sustainability’s Bad News

As consumers, when it comes to sustainability, we are surrounded by bad news: Global warming, water scarcity, air pollution, loss of biodiversity, human rights abuses, carbon emissions, poor working condition… The list goes on and on. Fortunately, technology increasingly allows us to track and trace the back-stories of everyday products related to these sustainability topics

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