Mia Third Thursday: The Art of Sustainability

Summary and photos by Melanie Stovall MIA_3rd_Straws06 The AIGA Minnesota Sustainable Design Committee educated Mia Third Thursday attendees on May 19, 2016 about the lifecycle of plastic straws and how to reduce usage by simply telling your servers/bartenders you’d prefer not to get one. MIA_3rd_Straws07 Rather than having a pledge sheet on a piece of paper, we stamped attendees’ hands and encouraged them to take a five-day pledge by sharing photos on their social media, using the hashtag #StrawsSuck. MIA_3rd_Straws05 MIA_3rd_Straws13 The stamp was made out of letterpress type from our friends at Hamilton Ink Spot and the “Don’t Be a Sucker” cards were printed with water-based inks on the backs of old test prints. MIA_3rd_Straws01 Above: “Don’t Be a Sucker” cards were printed at Hamilton Ink Spot. MIA_3rd_Straws03 MIA_3rd_Straws10

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Kelly Stahn
Kelly Stahn
Associate Director, Content Management
Originally from Wisconsin, Kelly fell in love with the state of Minnesota and stayed after graduation from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a BS in Graphic Design. She has worked as an in-house designer for all of her design career.

In her spare time, Kelly likes to cook, go to nerdy conventions, and read sci-fi novels.