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Presidio Alumni Spotlight: Martin Uttley

Community, Student Experience

One of the powerful benefits of a Presidio education is the opportunity to tap into a community of change. At Presidio, we welcome our students to join and benefit from the insight of our talented and highly driven alumni, who are working to make a positive impact across both borders and sectors. In our going …

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5 Qualities Sustainability Grads are Looking for in an Employer

Sustainability

With climate and social sustainability clearly shifting from a niche in the market to a significant driving force, graduates of sustainability programs are being entrusted with significant roles in companies across all sectors. Those adopting circular economy perspectives in their work are in demand and working as leaders to drive change in their industries. As …

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Building Sustainable Momentum Ahead of COP26

Sustainability

A look at positive tipping points ahead of COP26. In the past year, the world has reached several “positive tipping points” in the shift to building more sustainable systems. These constructive trends reflect progress relating to net-zero commitments, biodiversity, a rise in EVs, cross-sector collaboration, green energy, social justice, and equality. The coming decades will …

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Alumna Mona Das: Legislating for a More Sustainable and Equitable Future

Community, Student Experience

Our unstoppable community of change is strengthened and enriched by the fact that it includes not only Presidians, but also alumni of Pinchot University (formerly Bainbridge Graduate Institute), who are creating positive change across the globe. Their unique journeys and trailblazing efforts make our community what it is today. In our Changemakers in Action series, …

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Top 10 Careers with an MBA or MPA in Sustainability

Sustainability

You want a career that makes an impact. One that satisfies your drive to tackle the environmental, economic, and social challenges our world faces today and changes them for the better. At Presidio Graduate School, our unique master’s degree programs empower students for careers as organizational change-makers with an emphasis on sustainable solutions. Below, we …

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Top 10 Reasons to Pursue an MPA Focused in Sustainability

Sustainability

At Presidio Graduate School, our Master of Public Administration (MPA) program combines our passion for social justice, climate change, and sustainability with instruction on what it means to be an effective leader in the 21st century. Our coursework is grounded in the study of equity and sustainability, preparing students with the knowledge they need design …

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The Catalyst’s Guide to Creating Positive Change

Community

I recently interviewed Shannon Lucas, Co-Founder & Co-CEO at Catalyst Constellations and best-selling author, regarding her new book (co-authored with Tracey Lovejoy) and the research leading up to it regarding a unique type of changemaker known as a Catalyst. Read on to find out if you are (or are managing) a Catalyst to gain a …

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How Presidio Graduate School Prepared Me for My Dream Job

Sustainability, Community

Mighty Buildings is an Oakland-based construction technology startup that delivers sustainable housing built with unique 3D printing technology. Along with my three co-founders (CEO Slava Solonitsyn, COO Alexey Dubov, and CTO Dmitry Starodubstev), we bring a diverse set of backgrounds that allows us to approach the housing and climate crises with a unique perspective to …

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Refrigerants Explained: How Supermarket Fridges Can Help The Planet Stay Cool

Sustainability, Community

Author’s note: Ratio Institute taps Presidio Graduate School’s students and alumni for sustainability research in the food industry. Through our partnership, we’re able to communicate to a broader audience about best practices in engaging with the food industry around sustainability.  Today I went and looked inside my fridge — not for veggies, but for the label …

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Building A Sustainable Construction Company From The Ground Up

Sustainability, Community

3D-printed homes have been hitting the market. One company, Mighty Buildings, can 3D print structures twice as fast with 95 percent fewer labor hours and 10 times less waste than conventional construction. Started in 2017, the construction technology company spent a few years in “stealth” mode proving out its technology and working with compliance and regulatory …

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