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40 Trillion Cans

WASTE. The sheer volume of waste in the world is staggering. Our addiction to cheap, disposable goods and the ‘buy-use-toss’ cycle is frightening. The ~$12 billion value of waste is heartbreaking. The prediction that, by 2050, there could be more plastic than fish, by weight, in the ocean is down right depressing. On that note,

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What is Biomimicry, Anyway?

This humorous take on biomimicry was originally written and published by Grist on May 1, 2016. Let’s play a game. It’s called “Who made it?” and it goes like this: I’ll describe a series of objects, and you guess who made them. If you guess all of them correctly, there will be a special prize

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Do You Really Know Packaging?

You touch it every day, but do you really know packaging? We’ve all done it, purchased a product because of, or in spite of, the packaging. A great package can get a consumer to buy almost any product at least once. But what do you really know about packaging? To most people packaging is simply

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MA in SD Webinar Tomorrow: Join Us!

Learn about the big changes happening in the MA in Sustainable Design program at MCAD. Join Cindy Gilbert, director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design Program, for a 1-hr informational webinar about the fully online Master of Arts in Sustainable Design degree offered by MCAD. We’ve been listening to our students and alumni, and are excited about

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MA in Sustainable Design Webinar

Learn about the big changes happening in the MA in Sustainable Design program at MCAD. Join Cindy Gilbert, director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design Program, for a 1-hr informational webinar about the fully online Master of Arts in Sustainable Design degree offered by MCAD. We’ve been listening to our students and alumni, and are excited about

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Learn about the MA in Sustainable Design Program

Next week! Join Cindy Gilbert, director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design Program, for a 1-hr informational webinar about the fully online Master of Arts in Sustainable Design degree offered by MCAD. Next webinar is scheduled for February 23 @7pm CT. I promise to field all questions at that time. Just try to stump me! Sign up

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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).

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MASD Webinar: October 20 @7pm CT

Join Cindy Gilbert, director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design Program, for a 1-hr informational webinar about the fully online Master of Arts in Sustainable Design degree offered by MCAD. Next webinar is scheduled for October 20 @7pm CT. I promise to field all questions at that time. Just try to stump me! Sign up in advance

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Welcome to MCAD!

We are delighted to welcome our new cohort of students beginning their 2-year journey to complete their Master of Arts in Sustainable Design (MASD) degree through MCAD. The MASD is a fully online degree that enjoys students and faculty that hail from around the globe. Our Fall 2015 cohort is truly multidisciplinary with students representing

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Vibrant Leadership Workshop

MASD faculty, Denise DeLuca, who is the instructor for our Creative Leadership course (will be offered again in spring 2016) and her partners from Vibrant OS are offering a 5-month innovation and leadership workshop that begins September 30. With the help of MASD alum, Shari Welsh, they are partnering with Sustainable Seattle and University of

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