27 March 2010

Art as Activism

As you walk into the Taylorsville Redwood Campus Student Center this next week, you'll see this:

The poster reads: "All these bottles were collected last week from campus. How many lbs. of plastic this month?" Effective, don't you agree? We here in the Thayne Center are serious fans of art used as activism and this installation is going to generate a lot of conversation on campus next week.

One of our Service Council student leaders, Michael Whitney, has worked throughout this year to establish comprehensive on-campus recycling. Michael came home from the 2009 Alternative Spring Break trip to Seattle with the passion and vision to make it happen. He successfully lobbied for student fees to be dedicated to such a recycling effort. This coming fall semester SLCC will have, for the first time ever, a comprehensive recycling program! The efforts of the Environmental Club to raise awareness and educate our students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors are awesome. Keep it up!

1 comment:

  1. This was amazing. SLCC will be kicking off more recycling soon. We need to get the word out. The Thayne Center will keep you posted.