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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.

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Collegeton ART Powerpoint Presentation

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