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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