“If we continue living as though we are separate from the natural world, we cannot overcome the complex environmental crises we face.”
This is the problem that Ashley French, one of our MA in Sustainable Design students, is considering tackling for her thesis project. Like all of our students, she has a big idea and will eventually use the sustainable design tools and frameworks she learns in the program, along with in-depth research, to craft an actionable design, project, or plan to make the world more sustainable.
Reviewing our students’ thesis briefs, proposals, and presentations is always so rewarding. They prompt me to consider new questions and perspectives, discover new inspirations, and take little dives into rabbit holes.
Here are a few topics that Ashley’s proposal prompted me to explore and what emerged — come explore with me!
Why we need more women in leadership, especially to achieve sustainability goals
Why overcoming challenges outdoors is a proven way to develop confidence, resilience, and leadership skills — as well as connect to nature
How we can get more people, especially girls and women, outside and engaging in nature
What’s your big idea? If you’re yearning to take that big idea and learn to apply sustainable design tools and frameworks that can turn that idea into an actionable design, project, or plan, consider exploring out fully online MA in Sustainable Design program!