BHSU students use art to send sustainability message
Americans annually use and dispose of 100 billion plastic shopping bags; however, only 1-2 percent of these shopping bags are recycled. Some of these plastic bags are now hanging from the ceiling of Black Hills State University’s David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union attached to photographs of the plastic bags in nature and facts on the effect these bags have on the environment. The creatively displayed environmental messages are the work of art students in Ann Porter’s three-dimensional design class. The associate professor of art decided on the assignment after reading some statistics on the widely used plastic shopping bags.
Campus Kitchen: UVA students recycle the food
Third-year Mike Rusie spent a recent Friday morning volunteering at the Local Food Hub. In exchange, he received sweet potatoes, carrots, and spaghetti squash– “donation-grade produce”– for UVA’s Campus Kitchen Project, food that will end up on the table at Salvation Army.
Design for America: BurgFinder project
The Design for America chapter at Virginia Tech has started a project called “The BurgFinder,” where it is working to make alternative forms of transportation easier for students to access and understand. The group is trying to accomplish this by designing signs for Blacksburg presenting information regarding biking and walking in a simple and informative format that hopes to promote alternative transportation.
K-State making plans to turn used vegetable oil into biodiesel
K-State leaders are looking to take the next big step in creating an environmentally conscious campus by installing a sustainability initiative to refine used vegetable oil from campus dining centers into biodiesel fuel.