CSI: Greensboro
Engaging Arts Students in the
Sustainability Conversation
Trey McDonald
Sustainability Coordinator
Jessica...
• UNCG part of the UNC system
• ~18,000 students
• ~3,000 employees
• ~200 acres / 5.5 million gsf
• Sustainability Office...
• At UNCG, 15% population of students in the “arts”
• Music
• Theater
• Dance
• Creative Writing / English
• Visual Arts
•...
Step 1. Acknowledge
the problem
Students have been difficult to
engage.
WHERE is the energy
on campus?
Make the most of ou...
Step 2: Brainstorm HOW
Incentives for Students
Money and Recognition
How to they earn the incentive?
Complete a project
Be...
Student
award
Project for
campus
GRANT
PROGRAM
Step 3: Money Matters
• Difficult to get funding due to financial
climate in state
• Partnership - secured funding for
gra...
Step 4: Create RFP
Find Support
• Recruited
staff/faculty
from art
museum and
music library
with grant
experience
Write RF...
RFP Elements
• Purpose: create art that is
– Informed by the environment
– Inspires audience to value the earth
– Brings a...
• Students had three
months to create
the proposal.
• Proposals were
reviewed and
voted on.
• Three winners were
notified ...
Step 5: Manage
• Regularly check in with recipients
• Request a formal grant report due
halfway through the project phase
...
Step 6: Associated Events
• Provide opportunities for projects to be
presented on campus.
– UNCG hosted a symposium, where...
Winning Design Projects
1. Solar Charging Hub
Corry Mears
Senior Interior Architecture
2. Glenwood Sustainable Home
Austin...
Winning Performing Arts Project
“…and we will build our own truths”
Steven Landis
MM composition
Elisa Foshay
MFA choreogr...
Lessons Learned
• Create a natural timeline of events – no project
work over summer
• Create guidelines to benefit your mi...
Contact Information
Trey McDonald
rkmcdona@uncg.edu
Jessica Trotman
jgtrotma@uncg.edu
http://uncgsustainability.wordpress....
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  1. 1. CSI: Greensboro Engaging Arts Students in the Sustainability Conversation Trey McDonald Sustainability Coordinator Jessica Trotman Sustainability Education & Outreach
  2. 2. • UNCG part of the UNC system • ~18,000 students • ~3,000 employees • ~200 acres / 5.5 million gsf • Sustainability Office has existed for 2.5 years Background
  3. 3. • At UNCG, 15% population of students in the “arts” • Music • Theater • Dance • Creative Writing / English • Visual Arts • Interior Architecture • These students can be missed through traditional sustainability programming and marketing • Need greater engagement to build a culture of sustainability on campus – but how? Background
  4. 4. Step 1. Acknowledge the problem Students have been difficult to engage. WHERE is the energy on campus? Make the most of our unique populations.
  5. 5. Step 2: Brainstorm HOW Incentives for Students Money and Recognition How to they earn the incentive? Complete a project Benefits to the University Student engagement, ideas for administration
  6. 6. Student award Project for campus GRANT PROGRAM
  7. 7. Step 3: Money Matters • Difficult to get funding due to financial climate in state • Partnership - secured funding for grants through UNCG Sustainability Committee ($1,500) • Learn about financial aid and tax implications for students • Option: Order materials for students
  8. 8. Step 4: Create RFP Find Support • Recruited staff/faculty from art museum and music library with grant experience Write RFP • RFP should be 1-2 pages • Clearly state expectations • Do not overcommit • Get input from supporters Release • Social Media • Faculty • Posters • Hand bills in practice rooms and studios
  9. 9. RFP Elements • Purpose: create art that is – Informed by the environment – Inspires audience to value the earth – Brings attention to campus sustainability issues – Conveys interconnectedness • Eligibility and Scope of Work • Deliverables and Responsibilities • Proposal Requirements • Schedule
  10. 10. • Students had three months to create the proposal. • Proposals were reviewed and voted on. • Three winners were notified and announced at Earth Day reception.
  11. 11. Step 5: Manage • Regularly check in with recipients • Request a formal grant report due halfway through the project phase • Set deadline for ordering materials, or returning receipts. • Maintain records of their purchases
  12. 12. Step 6: Associated Events • Provide opportunities for projects to be presented on campus. – UNCG hosted a symposium, where students and faculty presented on arts and sustainability. – Students will present their projects and participate in moderated discussion for Campus Sustainability Day
  13. 13. Winning Design Projects 1. Solar Charging Hub Corry Mears Senior Interior Architecture 2. Glenwood Sustainable Home Austin Loman Senior Interior Architecture
  14. 14. Winning Performing Arts Project “…and we will build our own truths” Steven Landis MM composition Elisa Foshay MFA choreography
  15. 15. Lessons Learned • Create a natural timeline of events – no project work over summer • Create guidelines to benefit your mission and the student interest • Support the projects with engaging ancillary events to reach a larger audience • Ask for help – Consult financial aid when deciding how to make awards – Recruit faculty to evaluate applications at least three months in advance
  16. 16. Contact Information Trey McDonald rkmcdona@uncg.edu Jessica Trotman jgtrotma@uncg.edu http://uncgsustainability.wordpress.com/

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