Bloom Where you are Planted!

As a fully online learning experience, MCAD’s Master of Arts in Sustainable Design program allows students to stay in their communities to build more sustainable futures. Please join our FREE informational webinar June 21 2022. We’ll go through FAQs and what it takes to apply, before opening up to your questions. If you want to

Designing Behavior Change for Sustainability

We’re offering this sustainability-focused course this Summer. Data tells us that most Americans are concerned about climate change. A recent survey from Yale’s Program on Climate Change Communication showed that 72% of Americans understand that climate change is happening, and 65% feel that individuals should be doing more to address global warming. Yet, we consistently

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There are Many Paths to Sustainability

Ready to create impact — in sustainable design? We’re offering three sustainability-focused courses. One this summer and two for the Fall. If you’re considering joining our fully online MA in Sustainable Design program, this it is a good chance to engage with us and see what it’s like to learn online.  If not, it’s a wonderful way

What if you want to work?

There has been a lot of talk of burnout lately. The compounding traumas and tragedies brought about by the Trump presidency, the murder of George Floyd, the endless floods and fires, and the pandemic (to mention some of the big ones) has sent many to the edge, and some over it. Those of us who

Have a bigger impact

If you’re concerned about the state of the world, you may be recycling and bicycling, gardening and composting, consuming less and voting more.  But if you’re a designer, you can have a bigger impact.  It is estimated that 80% of a product’s environmental impact is determined at the design stage. Many designers are not aware

Good grief?

As Director of MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design program and ISSP’s Board President, I hear a lot of people voicing their grief over the state of the world. Who doesn’t get depressed when the news is full of stories about all-time record heat waves, 1000-year floods, ongoing and increasing pandemic deaths? Not only that, songbirds

Your next bold step?

Nicer weather, more hours of sunlight, the sound of birds, and the smell of grass and gardens — along with fewer pandemic restrictions — have allowed many of us to finally enjoy a bit of summer. After the past year, it is a more than welcome break. For some of you, it has also allowed

Do you want to do more?

With summer in the air, many of us are finally taking a moment to take a deep breath and reflect on what we’ve all been through. Many people are reflecting on what the world has become, what needs to change, and what they can do about it.   In my role, I hear from many people

Help Shape Our Future

You can help shape our future. We can show you how. Spring brings with it a new sense of hope, a new chance for regeneration, and a new opportunity to shape the future. It is a wonderful time to let go of the past, imagine what could be, and then take steps to realize a

TODAY: How might you make change?

If you’re reading this blog, you’re almost certainly among the many people who are looking beyond the pandemic and know that things have to change. And maybe you’re among the few who have decided to do something to help make change. But what change? And how might you make change? These are very big and

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