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Collegetown ART (Art, Recycling, and Trashcans)- a project of the Sustainability Hub to clean-up the Collegetown area of Ithaca, NY.

Collegetown ART (Art, Recycling, and Trashcans)- a project of the Sustainability Hub to clean-up the Collegetown area of Ithaca, NY.

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    • Collegetown ART
      Chelsea Clarke
      Whitney Larsen
      • Trash cans
      • Art
      • Recycling
    • Current Street Cans
      Problems:
      • Overflow
      • Household dumping
      • Poor signage
      • Take-out food trash
       Dryden Road Trash Can Sign
      Current Street  Trash Cans on College Avenue
      • Unsightly
      • Bland colors
      • Lack of caring
      • Large amount of foot traffic
      Current street trash canson Dryden Road
    • Collegetown ART
      The Project
      Replacement of Current Cans with New Trash and Recycling Stations
      Art Contest
      Education
      3 Components:
    • Our Goals
      Reduce litter on the streets by providing conspicuous locations for disposal
      Divert waste from the landfill by introducing clearly labeled recycling cans
      Beautify the streets with brightly-colored public art
      Promote proper waste disposal practices
      Foster a sense of community among students and long-term residents in Collegetown
    • Replacement of Current Trash Cans
      Locations
      To avoid restructuring of the trash pick-up routes, the cans will remain in current locations
      One location on Dryden Road will be added
      New trash and recycling cans to be installed with:
      Proper labeling to distinguish from trash and recycling
      Barriers to prevent contamination of recycling and dumping in trash
    • Replacement of Current Trash Cans:Board of Public Works
      Approval of our project in February
      Compromise:
      Our group will fundraise for the purchase of the cans
      We will only introduce cans at the 4 existing locations
      To gauge success, we will take measurements/observations of the current situation
      Relative volume ratio of household trash
      Relative volume ratio of recycling
    • New Trash and Recycling Station Locations in Collegetown
    • Replacement of Current Trash CansFundraising
      Received:
      Public Service Center Community Partnership Board grant ($2,000)
      Small donations from students and businesses ($157)
      Benefit concert at the Nines ($250)
      Pursued:
      Cornell Department funding
      Interfraternity Council
      Local and national grant opportunities
      Business and landlord sponsorship of the cans
    • Replacement of Current Trash CansFundraising
      Business and landlord sponsorship of the cans:
      Hand-delivered letter
      70+ businesses in the Collegetown area
      Benefits to businesses
      Clean, reduced litter environment
      Aesthetic environment for patrons and workers
      Sustainable vision of Collegetown
      Collaboration with Cornell student organizations
      Positive publicity and visibility
      Offer sponsorship opportunity
      $500 minimum for a multi-sponsorship with 3-4 business logos on one panel
      $1400 for sole sponsorship of a can
    • Donate to our project!
      Google: Collegetown ART for information on how to donate or sponsor a can
      Any $$ amount helps!
    • Collegetown ART Contest
      An art contest was launched with the goals of:
      Beautifying the streets of Collegetown
      Bringing ambience of caring to the area
      Involving local Ithacan artists and organizations
      Allowing for conspicuous cans for easy disposal of street trash
      Open to experienced and amateur local Ithacans and college student artists
      Judges included representatives of:
      Deadline: Monday, April 26th!
      • Collegetown Neighborhood Council
      • Collegetown student residents
      • Ithaca Common Council
      • Public Art Commission
      • Johnson Museum
    • Collegetown ART Contest
      Art will be protected by Plexiglas panels made specifically for our chosen waste receptacles
      Original work will be photographed in high-resolution and reproduced using a high-quality printer
      Printing will use water-proof material and UV resistant inks
      Art will be unique at each of the 4 waste receptacle locations
      4 locations
      6 panels at each trash and recycling station
      20 unique panels of art total, with 1 panel at each location for sponsorship and recognition (= 24 total panels)
      Logistics
    • Collegetown ART ContestPanels
    • Collegetown ART Contest: Publicity
      Email lists and newsletters, specifically targeting:
      Environmental group listservs
      Art interest group listservs
      Cornell academic departments
      Community Arts Partnership newsletter for local Ithacan artists
      Facebook event
      Facebook advertising
      Word of mouth
      Tabling on Earth Day
      Postering
    • Collegetown ART Contest
      11 Artists entered a total of 31 artwork pieces!
      Applicants ranged from local Ithacan artists to Cornell students from a variety of disciplines
      Judging of the art contest occurred on Monday, May 3rd
      Art submissions were judged on a rubric
      Judges selected the top 20 submissions to be placed at the four different trash and recycling stations
      We will be notifying the winners and holding a reception shortly
      Applicants and Judging
    • Education
      of student residents on proper waste disposal times and practices
      A crucial factor for the success of this project lies in addressing the lack of knowledge of proper trash and recycling disposal practices such as:
      Our education campaign will focus on:
      Creating pamphlets for landlords to hand out to new residents
      Creating and promoting a website with trash and recycling information all in one easy and accessible place
      Educational materials will be distributed upon installation of the new waste receptacles as well as at the beginning of the new semester.
    • Education
      Crucial times to educate students on proper waste disposal
      Moving in
      To inform them of weekly/monthly trash and recycling disposal times and
      Locations for trash tag purchasing
      Moving out
      Proper disposal of large objects and lightly used reusable objects (Dump and Run)
      Proper disposal of trash if students will be leaving before trash day
      Moving out and Moving in
    • Partnerships
      Over the past year, Collegetown ART has created many relationships with Cornell University departments and organizations, the City of Ithaca, and local Ithacan businesses and organization. We would like to acknowledge and thank the following people and organizations for their advice and support for our project:
      • City of Ithaca Board of Public Works
      • City of Ithaca Public Art Commission
      • Collegetown Neighborhood Council
      • Community Art Partnership
      • Community Partnership Board, Public Service Center
      • Gary Stewart, Cornell Government and Community Relations
      • Ithaca Common Council members:
      • Svante Myrick, Eddie Rooker, Mary Tomlan
      • Ithaca Downtown Alliance
    • Future Plans
      Fundraising for the cans and printing of the artwork
      During the summer and next semester
      Continuation of the project through the Sustainability Hub and interested students in the years to come
      Art contest
      Fundraising
      Education
      Additional cans?
      Potential partnership with Sustainability at Cornell University (Dan Roth)
      Interest of Collegetown Neighborhood Council members to continue the project within the community