|Submission Date||July 15, 2011|
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
Tier2-6: Sustainability Events
Campus Planning + Design
Does the institution hold major events related to sustainability, such as conferences, speaker series, or symposia, that have students as the intended audience?:
A brief description of the event(s):
Campus Sustainability Day:
In October of each year RMCAD holds Campus Sustainability Day. The day is set aside to work on one specific campus sustainability project. SEED (Students Expanding Environmental Development) determines the project and organizes the project and its volunteers with the organizational and financial assistance of the Sustainability Coordinator and other faculty and staff.
RMCAD Earth Week
RMCAD Earth Week is held annually in March as classes are not in session during the nationally recognized Earth Day. This week is filled with various activities and educational forums on sustainability, free food and prizes are provided for students who participate. A recycling drive for cell phones both old and new and old sneakers and shoes. All of these items are donated or recycled. In addition, collection of non-perishable food items for the RMCAD food bank to support students in need.
RMCYCLE is a silent auction event that raises money for local and national charities through the auction of art objects made of recycled or sustainable materials, as well as through the auction of donated gift items. The mission of the event is to reflect the life-changing impact that one person can have on the planet with the promotion of sustainability through art and design. RMCYCLE is an annual event occurring on campus since 2009.
Cumulus Conference; From Understanding To Design and Back Again.
Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media conference is being hosted by RMCAD, September 39 – October 2, 2011.
A summary of the conference is as follows:
As designers we have come full circle in our quest to create a sustainable world. Designers can no longer be spectators. The boundaries we are used to have disappeared and as human beings we “play” a real role in designing the world around us.
In our world of design the color “green” has now become more complex and is shaded in many hues. Some of these hues are divided into social, environmental, economic, functional, renewable and responsible. Others have not yet be identified yet but are proving to become major change agents in the future of the responsible designer. The reality is that designers are now beginning to see “green” as still being complex but becoming more holistic and part of their everyday lives. They are beginning to understand the problem globally by creating design solutions that are causing positive effects on how they live, work, learn and play.
Students from the US and around the world are one of the intended attendee groups, additionally there will be a large number of RMCAD student volunteers.
The website URL where information about the event(s) are available:
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