Free education?

Seth Godin recently reminded us that many companies are doing the intelligent thing: reimbursing employees for educational expenses. As Seth points out in his blog post,  The math here is compelling: if an employee spends the time and effort to learn something, it not only benefits the employee (who gets to keep that knowledge and


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


A Future Where Sustainability Is Standard Practice

All practice should be sustainable practice. (Consider that the reverse of that: all practice is unsustainable, which by definition means that unsustainable practice has no future.) This core principle underlies MCAD’s Sustainable Design program’s efforts, and guides our curriculum as we train the next generation of designers, innovators and creative thinkers. So it was a


MN Green Drinks Events: September

In Minnesota? Check out these incredible sustainability-focused offerings in September hosted by Twin Cities Green Drinks. Learn more about Twin Cities Green Drinks. SATURDAY Sept 9 ~ Open Streets Minneapolis 11am-5pm West Broadway Neighborhood, Mpls ~ FREE (Open Streets promotes healthy living, local businesses, sustainable transportation and civic pride. On multiple days throughout the year,


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


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

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