Fall 2013 - Spring 2014
Green Revolution is Denison Museum’s enthusiastic response to “Real Utopias: From Dreams to Practice,” Spectrum’s 2013-2014 campus theme. Green Revolution is a hot new traveling show from the Smithsonian---an eco-friendly, minimal carbon footprint exhibition based on a model originally created by Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. Denison Museum is also pleased to share the blueprints for this virtual exhibition with The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology. Beginning in summer 2013, Denison Museum will be challenging the campus to collect re-used and recycled materials that will serve as the building blocks for a set of mini-exhibits on various topics including Carbon Footprint, Waste Not, Energy, Hybrid House, Composting and Gardening, and Green Jobs/Green Pioneers. The Works will launch a similar initiative in Newark but gear their version of the show to issues that are pertinent to the Newark community and K-12 schools. At Denison, faculty from Environmental Studies, Studio Art, and the First Years Programs have already joined forces to exploit Green Revolution’s “hands-on” experiential learning opportunities. Over the coming months, the Museum will be soliciting Denison’s community for proposals to add to a list of potential projects in the Smithsonian exhibition blueprints. Denison faculty, students and staff will vote on a final list of top projects to be on view in Denison Museum and at other campus venues in Spring 2014. Museum staff is also looking for volunteers to assemble the mini-exhibits into Denison’s own edgy, interactive, and unique version of this “eco-zibit.”
Denison University Green Revolution Programs:
Opening Convocation with Majora Carter
September 12, 2013 at 8:00 PM, Swasey Chapel
Denison’s Spectrum Series campus theme, “Real Utopias: From Dreams to Practice” will kick off with eco-entrepreneur Majora Carter, founder of Sustainable Bronx and the Majora Carter Group.
MAKE IT HAPPEN! Social Entrepreneurship Workshop
August 19 – August 26, 2013
The workshop will consist of classroom presentations, discussions, and field trips. Participants are encouraged to identify an area of interest that they can use as a focus for their work during the workshop and beyond. For more information: MAKE IT HAPPEN! Social Entrepreneurship Workshop
For more information about special events and programs sponsored by our Green Revolution partner The Works in Newark, visit Green Revolution Licking County.