Clear the Air & A Preview Of -Exploring Sustainability-

Art at the 9th Street Trax Station

Art at the 9th Street Trax Station

The UMFA is making steady progress on the Clear the Air Challenge, a state-wide effort to use public transit, carpooling, trip-chaining, and other strategies to help improve the qualities of Utah’s air. Remember: it’s not too late to join our team!

The UMFA joins with our colleagues on the campus of the University of Utah to make continuous efforts toward improving our community, and being a green institution. Our efforts within the museum include things like the Clear the Air challenge, but there is also something exciting coming up this fall:

Exploring Sustainability opens September 13th

Pictured above: crushed aluminum at a local landfill. Exploring Sustainability opens September 13th, and offers visitors a chance to glimpse sustainable design practices

The exhibition Exploring Sustainability opens on September 13, 2013. This is comprised of new, University student-created projects that explore how principles of ecological sustainability and affiliated design strategies are applied to creative thinking and to the design process. During Sustainable Design Practice, the University of Utah studio art course in which this work was created, students gained an overview of the environmental impacts of design and production practices as well as the processes and methods associated with more sustainable approaches. The projects created over the course of the spring 2013 semester are inspired examples of how students integrated sustainable design into their own creative process. The exhibition is intended to stimulate further dialogue among the university and local communities about issues related to sustainability.

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