Mapping Environmental Resources

April 1st, 2004 by Adam

Green Map is a participatory exhibition scheduled at the Silver Cultural Arts Center (SCAC) from August 30 to October 23, 2004, in collaboration with a nationwide project.

The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the University’s yearlong theme, “Sustainable Campus, Sustainable World.” Presenting the theme to first-year students, University President Donald Wharton said, “At the heart of this theme is our common concern for our natural environment and the common responsibility of each of us as a member of the planet to sustain the environment.”

Using a system of globally recognized icons, you will be invited to create a map that charts Plymouth area environmental resources. The maps then displayed in the SCAC will illustrate the interconnections between the natural and man-made environments as identified by people who live in the area.

Sample resources charted by a community are renewable energy sites and the potential for more energy-efficient buildings, businesses, research, art and design projects; bicycling, alternative and mass transit; and human power—activism, organizations, participation, home/work/school energy conservation.

In some communities Green Maps have led to redistribution of resources, community clean-up projects and grants for larger projects identified by the community members.

A Gallery Reception is scheduled September 15 from 4 – 6 p.m. Public talks on the Green Map exhibition will be held September 20 at 4 p.m. and October 5 at 3:30 p.m.

For information about the national project, logon to www.greenmap.org.

Silver Cultural Arts Center hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and during performances. The building is closed most holidays.