What will you be doing on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day?

The year 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. According to the Earth Day 2020 website: The first Earth Day in 1970 mobilized millions of Americans for the protection of the planet. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the street, college

FREE: MA in Sustainable Design info webinar!

Are you worried about climate change, ocean plastics, and conspicuous consumption?  Are you excited about the power of biomimicry, collaborative design, visual communications, and systems thinking?  Are you wondering how you might put these things together and empower yourself to have a real impact? Perhaps our fully online MA in Sustainable Design program might be

What will you do after the strike?

What will you do after the strike? YOU CAN … Change your perspectivesChange your designsChange our world … CHANGE CLIMATE CHANGE!! Come join our global community of students and world-class instructors working together to push the sustainability envelope forward across a variety of disciplines and industries.  MCAD’s fully online Master of Arts in Sustainable Design

6 benefits of online learning

People working — and learning — remotely get to hangout in their pajamas (for me, it’s “athleisure wear”), they know where all the good-coffee-with-free-wifi spots can be found, and they can flex their working hours around family needs and powder days. Those are the more obvious benefits. Students in our fully online MA in Sustainable

Transform brick walls into new foundations

If you’re thick into the world of sustainability or sustainable design, I’m guessing at some point you’ve hit the metaphorical brick wall erected by conventional thinking.  Perhaps you’ve designed a beautiful sustainable innovation inspired by nature that outperforms anything out there. Perhaps you’ve made compelling arguments for doing well by doing good. Perhaps you’ve done

What does it take to be a sustainable designer?

There have been many discussions and declarations around the definitions of sustainability and sustainable design. But what about sustainable designers? What should a sustainable designer understand and be able to do? The visionaries that created MCAD’s fully online MA in Sustainable Design program had some thoughts on that! They created the program because they believed

MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design: FAQs

If you’re considering starting a graduate program, you probably have a lot of questions — and you should! To answer the questions I get most frequently about our (fully online) MA in Sustainable Design program, I created a set of videos for you to explore.  In addition to watching these videos, you’re also more than

We don’t blame you

We don’t blame you for driving a car.  We don’t blame you for buying products wrapped in plastic. We don’t blame you for using cell phones and computers and coffee makers made from plastic and metal and toxic chemicals that are all destined to contribute to e-waste. Our western capitalist consumerist culture makes it all

Visual Communications for Sustainability

Have you ever really considered the impacts of the shipping of products you purchase? Dirty fuels, ocean and air pollution – regardless, our global society demands the movement of goods. Enter the Smart Green Shipping Alliance (SGSA) an organization committed to disrupting the shipping industry by introducing carbon-free ship designs. Recently, a group of MCAD

Thinking of grad school?

JOIN THIS FREE ONLINE EVENT! Prospective Grad Students!  Join this free Online Admissions Event this Friday November 30th, 6 am – 5 pm (ET).  The Virtual Fair is free to all interested students. Meet with Art, Design & Film Graduate Programs — including MCAD! Click here to learn more and register: NPDA Grad School Online Portfolio Day &

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