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 the AASHE conference. Swing by to meet us and learn more about the MASD program.

The AASHE annual conference engages campus change agents to lead the sustainability movement by providing a venue to network, exchange ideas and learn new tools and resources that can expand initiatives back on individual campuses and their surrounding communities. This pivotal conference serves as a reminder that while AASHE celebrates its tenth anniversary of hard work and dedication to the global sustainability transformation, opportunities abound in supporting colleges and universities in being a foundation for a thriving, equitable and ecologically healthy world.

“We appreciate all the support from our host institutions as we countdown the days until we convene in Minneapolis this fall. Attendees can expect riveting keynote addresses, exciting products and services in our Expo Hall and educational sessions that will be both informative as well as inspirational,” said AASHE Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser.

Registration is open for the annual Conference & Expo.


AASHE is helping to create a brighter future of opportunity for all by advancing sustainability in higher education. By creating a diverse community engaged in sharing ideas and promising practices, AASHE provides administrators, faculty, staff and students, as well as the businesses that serve them, with: thought leadership and essential knowledge resources; outstanding opportunities for professional development; and a unique framework for demonstrating the value and competitive edge created by sustainability initiatives. For more information, visit AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo  or Follow AASHE on Facebook and Twitter.

Cindy Gilbert / Former Director

Cindy is founder and director of Alula Consulting which specializes in innovative online and sustainability education projects for educational institutions, non-profits, and corporations. Recent clients include The Lemelson Foundation, VentureWell, Green Building Research Institute, University of Montana, PBS, Silverback Films, and more. Cindy has taught numerous courses and workshops, around the world and online, in the fields of biology, sustainability and biomimicry.

Cindy was the founding director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design program for 7.5 years which is home to the fully online, multidisciplinary MA in Sustainable Design (MASD) that is the first of its kind in the world. In this role, she fostered a culture of awareness and creativity through sustainable, innovative and collaborative design. Before MCAD, she served for nearly four years as the founding director of university education at the Biomimicry Institute where she developed and managed all higher education programs, including the professional certification program, annual education summits, affiliate and fellows programs, and design challenges. Cindy is based in Montana. Please contact her through LinkedIn.