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Explore the Intersection of Sustainability and Design

Dr. Andrew Dent, Material ConneXion
Dr. Gayatri Keskar, Material ConneXion
Kenny Arnold, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Kate Daly, Closed Loop Partners
Ali Golden - TerraCycle
Event by: Material ConneXion
4 hours

09:00 AM - 01:00 PM EDT
Material ConneXion Library - 28 E Liberty St 6th Floor
Public event

New York NY 10005,
United States

Explore the Intersection of Sustainability and Design

9am to 10am - Sustainability Session The Access Economy: A Key to Mindful Living In a world burdened by excessive waste and consumption, discover how the sharing economy is leading the charge towards resource conservation and community empowerment. Explore the potential of sustainable manufacturing practices, product stewardship, and extended producer responsibility policies. 

Learn how new subscription and rental services are transforming you from a passive consumer into an active steward of products and packaging, all while promoting positive behavior. Join us to delve into models that enhance supply chain transparency, scale circular business platforms, and nurture value-driven, healthy lifestyles. 


  • Kenny Arnold – Senior Manager, Service Design Ellen MacArthur Foundation 
  • Kate Daly – Managing Director - Closed Loop Partners 
  • Ali Golden – Director, Strategic Relationships - TerraCycle 
  • Moderated By: Dr. Andrew Dent - EVP of Research - Material ConneXion

10:30am to 11:30am - Material Lab Climate Action Now: What We’re Doing Right The climate crisis demands immediate and effective action. Join us for an insightful discussion showcasing commendable strategies from diverse sectors—public, private, academic, and non-profit—that are driving real progress in solving the world’s most pressing problems. We’ll explore the transformative potential of AI and 3D printing, the momentum of sustainable fashion initiatives, and the impact of cross-sector collaborations. This session isn’t just about success stories; it’s about turning ideas into tangible change. Immerse yourself in an interactive library tour to witness how new materials and processes are guiding us toward a safer, more circular, and resilient future. Featuring: Dr. Gayatri Keskar, VP of Research - Material ConneXion 

11:30am to 1pm - Library Tour Material - Minded Design For the latest in material innovations that are driving the future of sustainability and the way that we approach creating mindful products with the Climate in mind, we invite you to stay for an exclusive library tour at our flagship material library. Our material scientist experts will be on hand to answer questions and guide you through some of our favorite material innovations from manufacturers who are making an impact.