How We’ll Live: Sustainable Lifestyles of the Future

A panel with voices from the arts, culture, and food industries is followed by a night of sustainable fashion, performances, and more!

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A mannequine with a hat made out of flowers and other natural items.

Join the Museum of Science and its Center for the Environment for an evening celebrating sustainable lifestyles now and in the future. You won’t want to miss this event featuring a panel with voices from the arts, culture, and food industries who are working through a sustainable lens. It’s all followed by a night of sustainable fashion, performances, and more!

Register for the Event

Date and Time

Thursday, May 16 | 7:00 pm

Audience

Adults 18+

Location

Blue Wing View Map

Price

Free with Pre-Registration

Language

English
Register for the Event

Date and Time

Thursday, May 16 | 7:00 pm

Audience

Adults 18+

Location

Blue Wing View Map

Price

Free with Pre-Registration

Language

English

Join the Museum of Science and its Center for the Environment for an evening celebrating sustainable lifestyles now and in the future. You won’t want to miss this event featuring a panel with voices from the arts, culture, and food industries who are working through a sustainable lens. It’s all followed by a night of sustainable fashion, performances, and more!

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Two women wearing outfits main from recycled materials.

Featuring

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Jennifer Varekamp, Professor and the Chair of the Fashion Design Department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Jennifer Varekamp

Professor and the Chair of the Fashion Design Department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Jennifer Varekamp is a Costume and Apparel Designer committed to sustainability. Jennifer received her ED.M from Harvard University and her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has also studied at Domus Academy in Milan, Italy and at the London College of Fashion. Jennifer has been teaching sustainable fashion for over a decade at MassArt. During her most recent sabbatical, she was a Professional Fellow through Nest and worked in Laos with the social enterprise, Ma Té Sai and a group of TaiLeu women artisans. She has led sustainably focused travel courses to India and Laos with MassArt students and also fashion directed travel courses to Paris and Antwerp. Jennifer has participated in numerous conferences and workshops on sustainable fashion in the US, Europe, India and Sri Lanka.  She was a guest presenter at the Sustainable Fashion Summit at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Sri Lanka, an invited guest lecturer at (NIFT) the National Institute of Fashion Technology in Delhi, India on this topic, and an invited participant at the Educator’s Summit: State of the Art in Sustainable Fashion in Copenhagen, Denmark. She was featured on Chronicle Channel 5 Boston in a segment on sustainable fashion and most recently she was a panelist about Sustainability, Fashion and Social Justice- as part of the Boston Globe’s Sustainability Week and she was a guest speak on Cambridge Associates’ Unseen Upside podcast about Fast Fashion. She is most happy exploring sustainable techniques and new cultures while traveling with her family.

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Leneigh White, the current Co Vice President of the Boston Modern Quilt Guild.

Leneigh White

Co Vice President of the Boston Modern Quilt Guild

The BMQG is an organization devoted to elevating the art of quilting as well as engaging with the community in various ways, including creating quilts for education as well as charity.  Ms. White helped coordinate The Denim Project, which challenged the BMQG members to create quilts using only upcycled materials, with a focus on denim, to highlight sustainability within this art form.  Outside of her participation in the BMQG, Ms. White has been a mental health counselor for over 27 years and continues to enjoy her work and focus on mental health in addition to environmental issues.

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Meera Zassenhaus, Head of Communications, Tufts University Center for Cellular Agriculture

Meera Zassenhaus

Head of Communications, Tufts University Center for Cellular Agriculture

Meera Zassenhaus leads communications and public affairs at the Tufts University Center for Cellular Agriculture (TUCCA), an interdisciplinary center of excellence democratizing the scientific building blocks of cultivated meat, building a pipeline of talent and expertise, and fostering public trust in this novel technology. With 90+ researchers, the world's first undergraduate degree in cellular agriculture, and a brand new commercialization lab, TUCCA is taking cultivated meat from idea to impact. Prior to joining TUCCA, Meera was at New Harvest during the time that the organization coined the term "cellular agriculture." Having worked in cell ag since 2015, Meera has helped grow the field via science communication and developing programs that rapidly respond to the evolving needs of the ecosystem.