Series of events at SCAD examines sustainability from multiple angles


The Savannah College of Art and Design Sustainability Council announces a  series of events focusing on Sustainability, Jan. 26-29 at River Club, 3 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. [Un]disciplined is aimed at examining and understanding the full scope of sustainability. All events are free and open to the public.

The series begins Jan. 26 with an opening reception at 6:30 p.m. and keynote addresses from 7-9:30 p.m. Scheduled to speak are Matt Nolan, project architect for Belay Architecture in Tacoma, Wa.; Ursula Tischner, professor of design for sustainability at SCAD and CEO of Econcept, Germany; and Dror Benshetrit, multidisciplinary design, Dror, New York, NY.

On Jan. 27, a panel discussion from 7-9 p.m. features professional journalists discussing how media coverage has shaped public understanding of sustainability. The panel discussion is co-sponsored by SCAD’s chapter of the Society for Collegiate Journalists.

On Jan. 28 from 7-9:30 p.m., representatives from local organizations working on sustainability issues will describe their efforts and explain opportunities for participation. Scheduled to speak are representatives from the Emergent Structures Project, the Savannah Bicycle Campaign, SCAD physical resources and others.

Hands on workshops on a variety of subjects will invite participants to learn more about topics including bicycle design and modification, wind turbines and rainwater showers. Workshops will be held on Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

A complete schedule of events and presenters can be found on the SCAD Sustainability Council Web site. [Un]disciplined is sponsored by the Office of Innovative Teaching and Learning and the Industrial Design Department.

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Transportation, land use, local farming and green building are all potential topics for Sustainable Savannah. The goal is to aggregate content about local events and projects, so there will be a central place to review everything that’s happening. The site is aimed at encouraging collaboration and information sharing between groups and individuals currently engaged in sustainability efforts. The site can also provide a snapshot of Savannah for green-minded people who are considering visiting or moving to the area.

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