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Sustainability in the Visual Arts, Design and Creative Fields

  • University of San Francisco (CA)

Designers make the most beautiful trash. Educators in Design, Visual Arts, and other creative fields are challenged with educating our students on how to create high impact messages with low ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Teaching Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship Through Contemporary Art

  • Beloit College (WI)

What role can art play in solving current environmental challenges? What should artists do to promote awareness? Is it ethical for artists to make more objects in a world already ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Global academic conferencing: A semi-virtual approach

  • University of Graz

Scholars and their institutions contribute significantly to global warming by flying to conferences. An intercontinental return flight in economy class can be compared with burning a ton of fossil carbon ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2018
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University of Memphis - Green Fee

  • University of Memphis (TN)

The Sustainability Fee, commonly known as the Green Fee, at the University of Memphis, was initiated by students and launched in 2007. The purpose of the fee is to support ...


Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The exhibition, PLASTIC ENTANGLEMENTS: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials was on view at Penn State’s Palmer Museum of Art from February 13, 2018 to June 17, 2018 with additional commissioned and ...


Art and Science Collaboration: The Key to a Sustainable Future

  • Antioch College (OH)
  • Pacific Northwest College of Art (OR)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Camden Campus (NJ)
  • AASHE (PA)

This webinar is dedicated to art and science collaboration. As this topic has increased in importance to both artistic and scientific communities, Art and Science Collaboration: The Key to a ...

  • Posted Nov. 2, 2017
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Art as the Catalyst for Critical Sustainability Conversations

  • University at Albany (NY)

The University at Albany is proud to submit an application that illustrates our use of art as the catalyst for critical sustainability conversations. This was accomplished via two main projects ...


Watershed UGA: A living laboratory transforming campus and community through teaching, research and service

  • University of Georgia (GA)

Watershed UGA created a vision and framework for using the campus as a living laboratory to advance sustainability through teaching, research, public service and outreach, and university operations. We are ...


Arts and humanities inquiry in the Long-Term Ecological Research Network: empathy, relationships, and interdisciplinary collaborations

  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • Oregon State University (OR)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

The Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network is a collection of 25 National Science Foundation-funded sites committed to long-term, place-based investigation of the natural world. While activities primarily focus on ecological ...


Gina McCarthy heads to the "Beach"

  • Harvard University (MA)

Former Administrator of the EPA, Gina McCarthy, trys out a virtual reality project entitled "Beach," created by Harvard Graduate School of Design students at the Harvard Sustainability Showcase. "Beach" is ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Art Inspired by Climate Science Data

  • Northwestern University (IL)

Art exhibits on display on Northwestern's Chicago and Evanston campuses during April featured art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Beneath Our Eyes: An Exploration of the Relationship between Technology Enhanced Learning and Socio-Ecological Sustainability in Art and Design Higher Education

This article uses published research to explore how Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) can help to sustain learning communities to engage in creative exploration and open investigation. It then draws on ...


The Earth Without Art is Just 'Eh'

  • State University of New York at Oswego (NY)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This presentation will think about the many ways art can be used in environmental initiatives and programming. Specifically, the two presentations will discuss engaging art in two different ways - design-thinking ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Making a Sustainable Community Among College Theatres

  • Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ)

Theatre is a creative place to share ideas with others. Theatres have done well with doing more with less, but there is a need for more sustainable practices. People have ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Prophetic Nomadism: An Art School Sustainability-Oriented Educational Aim?

This discursive article proposes that the learning and teaching regimes provided within art school are uniquely placed within higher education to foster nomads. It suggests, however, that nomadism is not ...

  • Posted Oct. 25, 2016
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Classroom as Cinema: Using Film to Teach Sustainability

  • Furman University (SC)
  • Western New England University (MA)

While the advent of movies in the classroom does not quite date to the invention of the motion-picture camera itself in 1889, given its near-universal power to draw students' attention ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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Art meets sustainability in new mural at Sheridan College

  • Sheridan College (Ontario) (ON)

On April 27, 2016 Sheridan College unveiled ‘Woven Stories’, a colourful, two-storey public art mural, on the western façade of the Rob Turner Building at its Davis Campus in Brampton ...


Student Sustainability Sculptures Contest

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

Beginning in 2011, Johnson County Community College art faculty member Mark Cowardin assigned his Sculpture II students a project requiring the design, proposal, planning, and installation of a public art ...


BA in Art and Environment

  • Unity College (ME)

The B.A. in Art and Environment at Unity College enables students to study studio art within the context of environmental education. Through an environmental art apprenticeship program, students have ...

  • Posted April 12, 2016
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Environmental Arts and Humanities Major

  • Sewanee - The University of the South (TN)

An interdisciplinary major that explores humanity’s evolving relation to the environment with the benefit of diverse perspectives offered by history, literature, art, philosophy, and religion.

  • Posted April 12, 2016
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New Play Development Utilizing Digital Paper

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

In professional MFA Playwriting programs across the country, tens of thousands of pages of paper are printed and discarded each week. Developing writers need to hear their scripts read aloud ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Art & Design Students Collaborate with University and Community to Mitigate Birdstrikes on Campus Buildings

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Summary: We present an innovative, grant-funded partnership between the university department of Art & Design, department of Writing Studies, Office of Sustainability, UMD Facilities Management, local wildlife rehabilitators, and local ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Using a contemporary art gallery to communicate sustainability

  • University of Plymouth (Devon)

There is the potential for universities to be beacons of good practice in sustainability through the ‘greening’ of estates, operations and curricula. However, greening is often invisible, resulting in missed ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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How do the arts and culture fit in the undergraduate sustainability curricula?

  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)
  • University of Puget Sound (WA)

How do the arts and culture fit in to sustainability curricula? This briefing will inform participants about efforts to highlight and increase the role of arts and culture in Xavier ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Community Engagement Through the Arts

  • Transylvania University (KY)

This presentation will focus on “Community Engagement Through the Arts” (CETA), a course we teach at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY with the stated goal of creating and maintaining sustainable ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Reinventing Community: Oberlin College's Green Arts District

  • Oberlin College (OH)
  • BNIM Architects (MO)

The Green Arts District (GAD) is the heart of a regional plan launched in 2009 to transform the progressive college campus and city into a sustainable model of a post ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Book: A Written and Visual Arts Publication Celebrating Sustainability Through Creative Action

  • Delta College (MI)

Utilizing the campus and the community environment can create an engaging experience for teaching and learning and can serve as an invitation for partnership and participation. A unique, grant-funded venture ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Leaders for the Environment, Art, and Design (LEAD): Educating Students About Impacts and Issues of Fashion, Art, and Design

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

For the past three years, students at Santa Clara University have hosted an Eco-Fashion Show and a “Swap for Good” clothing exchange, engaging students about the social, economic, and environmental ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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CSI: Greensboro - Engaging Arts Students in the Sustainability Conversation

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

The fine arts are often an overlooked area to promote and engage university sustainability. However, for institutions that embrace the arts throughout their curricula, ways to engage this community are ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Empowering Ecoliteracy: A Transformative Art & Design Education Bridges Academics, Operations, and Facilities

  • The New School (NY)

Parsons The New School for Design in New York City has approached sustainability holistically to engage students - shaping how they work, study, and participate in the material world - while also ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Appalachian State University Sustainability and the Arts

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Psychotherapist James Hillman questioned, "Could the causes of major social, political, and economic issues of our time also be found in the repression of beauty?"* Appalachian State University believes sustainability ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Student Engagement around Sustainability through Visual Art

  • Columbia College Chicago (IL)

Students play an important roll in how the message of sustainability will addressed in the near future. As a way to engage fellow students in conversation, we want to display ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Spotlight on Sustainability: A Student Lab Theatre

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

Hundreds of small theatres and classrooms across the United States, and hundreds more around the globe, rely heavily on high-wattage incandescent theatrical lighting equipment to illuminate the platform or stage ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Breaking Sustainability Ground in Art and Design

  • Savannah College of Art & Design (GA)

What has an Art and Design College to do with sustainability? The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) currently offers 32 Majors ranging from Advertising Design, Architecture, Fibers, Historic ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability in the Curriculum: A Case Study in Art

  • Auburn University (AL)

This presentation will summarize ongoing efforts to integrate sustainability into the theory and practice of the sculpture program at Auburn University. The first half of the presentation will focus on ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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What's Next? The Greening of Art Pedagogy

  • Land Views, Online Journal of Landscape, Art, and Design (NY)

Studio art teachers are confronting the unprecedented challenge of preparing students to maximize their artistic marks while minimizing their environmental footprints. What strategies can be adopted to integrate environmentalism into ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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