Hubris or Humility?

The human brain is the pinnacle of evolution – or so we humans like to think. Our highly evolved brains provide us with the apparently unique capacity for self-awareness, to understand abstract concepts such as humanity, hubris, and humility.  This capacity also provides us with the ability — and awesome responsibility — to choose how


Embrace Friction

This article is an excerpt from the Fast Company article published on October 27, 2017, entitled, “How a Broken Heart Helped Amy Wambach Find Her Passion” written by Diana Budds. “As the chief sustainability officer at Nike, Hannah Jones is rethinking how the athletic brand produces its products. At Nike, Jones has been working to

Christian Lundsgaard

Student Spotlight: Meet Christian

Christian Lundsgaard is about to graduate from MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design program and is currently finishing his thesis entitled, The Sustainable Roof Window. Watch the video below to find out what sustainable design measurement tool he found to be the most useful and how applying it is changing how he approaches challenges today. About


What’s the DIF?

Do you know about the DIF (Disruption Innovation Festival)? This annual online festival of ideas asks: what is we could redesign everything? Free online sessions run from November 6-24, 2017. Tune into the DIF Live Launch What are the stories that we tell ourselves about the economy? That’s the question that Mark Stevenson, Ann Pettifor,


The Pulse of Fashion

I had the immense pleasure of visiting the most bike-friendly city to attend the Copenhagen Fashion Summit this year which is a day devoted to learning and sharing about how global leaders in the fashion industry are trying to move the needle on environmental and social sustainability issues. Circular economy There was a big focus


Katerva Award: SHE28 Wins!

I had the distinct honor and pleasure of serving as a judge on the Impact Panel for the Katerva Award, dubbed by Reuters as “The Nobel Prize for Sustainability.” I’m delighted to announce that Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE28) is the 2017 Grand Prize winner for the 2017 Katerva Awards. Congratulations, SHE28! SHE28 is a wonderful example


Biomimicry Challenge

Don’t miss your chance to win $100,000 and change the world using biomimicry. The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is an annual competition that asks teams of students and professionals to address critical global issues with nature-inspired solutions. The challenge is hosted by the Biomimicry Institute, in partnership with the Ray C. Anderson Foundation. Climate Change


Meet Your Mentors

Our FREE, fully online, 4-week biomimicry course starts in a few days: Monday, March 20. (Still time to register!). I wanted to introduce you to the two mentors -Alyssa and Shannon- that will be joining me in the course to help with student engagement. Both mentors are alumni of MCAD’s Master of Arts in Sustainable



Want to be a genius? Or maybe simply achieve those pesky goals that slip out of your grasp? How can you stick to it, even when it gets tough? Listen to this Freakonomics Radio podcast to learn more about how “effort and grit means most” in getting what you want and achieving success in your


FREE 4-Week Online Biomimicry Course

We are proud to announce that MCAD’s Master of Arts in Sustainable Design program is partnering with for a 3rd time to offer a FREE, online biomimicry course entitled, Biomimicry: A Sustainable Design Methodology. We’ve had great success from offering this course the past two years and have taught nearly 5,000 students about biomimicry

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