Sustainability News

Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 by Grace Lee

Nationwide
Deadline: Nov 24
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3byOne Photo Exhibit: Energy, Renewal & Stability

Hosted by Jacksonville University in Florida, 3byOne Photo Exhibit: Energy, Renewal & Stability is an international interactive photographic exhibition expressing allegiance to a sustainable existence. Each artist creates a three-part photographic piece elucidating the themes of energy, renewal, and stability using the visual vocabulary of his/her culture. During the exhibition, individual panels can be regrouped

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Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 by Grace Lee

Bay Area
Submission Deadline: October 25, 2009

ReVisions: New Creations from SCRAP

The Scroungers Center for Reusable Art Parts (SCRAP) is seeking artists to submit works for consideration for its Third Annual Art Exhibition, ReVisions: New Creations from scrap. Work submitted must be in some way made from scraps, leftovers, castoffs, found, re-purposed, or recycled materials (not necessarily from the SCRAP depot).

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Posted on Saturday, September 12, 2009 by Allen Fear

The REFRACT House is an innovative solar project created by Team California (CCA and University of Santa Clara architecture and design students) in the 2009 Solar Decathlon, a high-profile competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

The competition focuses on a crucial global problem—the ever-increasing need for energy—and offers real solutions, including renewable energy sources and ways to use energy more efficiently.

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Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 by Sarah Owens

California College of the Arts’ Architecture Program has partnered with The American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter (AIA San Francisco), HOK, and Matarozzi/Pelsinger Builders, to develop 10 x 10 Cities: Green Facts, Challenges, Future, a three-part installation exhibition that uses metrics and analyses to measure sustainable city-planning practices and environments of 10 cities across North America. Read the web feature.

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Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 by Kim Lessard

CCA students are taking on several exciting projects this year, including the 2009 Solar Decathlon, the Radical Jewelry Makeover, and a studio sponsored by PPR French worldwide group (parent company of such global luxury brands as Gucci and Stella McCartney) in which students will examine the concept of “green luxury.” See Projects for information about these and other CCA academic projects in sustainability.

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Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 by Kim Lessard

This past spring CCA’s Graduate Program in Design became the first U.S. academic program to join the Designers Accord—a coalition of designers, educators, researchers, engineers, business consultants, and corporations all working together to create positive environmental and social impact.

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Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 by Kim Lessard

CCA’s MBA in Design Strategy, the first WASC-accredited MBA program of its kind in the United States comprising the disciplines of design, finance, and organizational management, welcomed its fall 2008 inaugural class. A core focus in the low-residency program is meaningful, sustainable social change.

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Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 by Kim Lessard

Grants from CCA’s Center for Center for Art and Public Life
CCA students can submit proposals to the Center for Art and Public Life for grants to fund community art and design projects that address issues of social justice, diversity, community development, and education. The Center Student Grants are available for up to $3,000 each.

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Posted on Monday, July 6, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook

Karina MichelView slideshow 

Karina Michel only graduated in 2008, but she's already making waves internationally. This CCA Fashion Design alum is in the middle of an intense five-month internship designing for Pratibha Syntex, a 4,000-employee Indian company that produces organic cotton yarn, fabric, and garments for export and local markets. Michel is working on site in India, creatively devising new strategies to reuse and redirect the company's waste as part of a concerted effort to increase sustainability.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 by Jim Norrena

About CCA's FARM Day ProjectOn Saturday, March 28, 2009, more than 50 CCA students, staff, and community members gathered to build a 66-foot-long farm on a toxic strip of land. Participants gathered at 8 a.m. on Hooper Street, the neglected side street running adjacent to the college's Montgomery campus in San Francisco.

For years CCA students have watched Hooper Street (which runs adjacent to the north side of the Montgomery campus) and wondered how they might generate substantial change.

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