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Social Sustainability Month Planning Committee
Monday November 5th, 5-7pm
Location: Womens Resource Center (WRC)
Join us for an evening of free food, freshly
harvested tea, and a collaborative envisioning of what it means to be socially
Restoring the Oak Savanna on PSU campus: One of the
rarest plant communities on earth
Hosted By Sustainability Leadership Center
Friday November 9, 1-2pm
08/20-09/13, 4 credits, MTWR 8:30-12:20 am, AB 135/ Wealth Underground Farm
The Homesteader is an art seminar and farm education course that combines practical experience on an organic CSA (community supported agriculture) farm with complimentary readings, group discussion, and synthesized creative projects. Class work will be centered on the overlap of art and agrarianism with an emphasis on socially engaged community-based projects. Students will be expected not only to generate several creative responses based on their experience on the farm but also collaboratively curate a final project that utilizes the CSA as a creative venue. Students must be prepared for challenging outdoor, physical experiences in a variety of weather conditions. Students will be responsible for transporting themselves to and from the farm on a weekly basis. Open to Non-majors and community members. For more information contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
In a city where vintage, reusable, and sustainable are pitch words for product perfection, it is no small wonder that the process of art and creation would be included into the mix.
First, I hope you've been keeping up with our rankings in the RecycleMania competition.
I've always been someone particularly interested in science and numbers, but I've always loved art that captures the beauty in engineering and technology (some of my earliest memories of art are my dad's beautiful stipled pen and ink works of power plants he'd visisted as an electrical engineer). And I think it's often over-looked in environmental work and sustainability that creative expression can be an powerful way to communicate our principles and values. It's also a way of putting technology and human scale in perspective with nature. That said...
I have another GOOD find to share with you. They recently highlighted the work of Mitch Epstein, an photographer whose recent work focuses onAmerican power. This slide show from the Guardian really does an amazing job of pairing his beautiful photgraphs with statements from the artist and environmental facts.
It's also a great tie-in for announcing a unique aspect of our Energy Challenge (beginning April 1st, stay tuned for more details - the EcoReps are hard at work planning!). During the month, we're not only going to be encouraging residents to conserve electricity and educating them about the science behind electricity. We're also going to be hosting a month long submission period for your creative expressions of conservation. Whether it be poetry (Haiku or otherwise), art (photography, painting, sculpture, etc), or any other form of creative expression you wish.
We hope to display submissions at the conclusion of the Energy Challenge and even offer a prize! Please contact me (email@example.com) for submission details. As the energy challenge gets under way, we'll post more information - but for now get the word out there!