STEPHANIE BERCHT Staff Writer
A new year and new president offer a time for change, and for the better. SCAD is participating for the second time in the Focus-the-Nation Teach-In, where institutions all over the country simultaneously provide a day where the focus is on climate crisis, sustainable practices and solution-driven dialogue.
The Teach-In, organized by the Council for Sustainability and Eco-practices, will take place in a period of three days, Feb. 4-6 at Arnold Hall, and will include lectures, workshops, discussions and screenings of documentaries. Industry professionals, government officials and SCAD faculty and students will participate.
There will be a screening of the “National Geographic Arctic Tales,” followed by a discussion with SCAD Professor and the film’s executive producer, Kevin McCarey, on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at Arnold Hall.
Thursday, Feb. 5 will be a day of lectures and discussion. Topics include sustainable practices in industrial design, architecture, solar energy, local action, water conservation, recycling and more.
Friday, Feb. 6, is packed with exciting workshops. These include a demo on bike repair, hands-on how to build a wind turbine, how to build and maintain a worm-bin and growing plants out of old bike tubes, to name a few. Simultaneously, in Room 110, there will be a showing of environmental documentary films by the SCAD film and television department. In the auditorium, there will be video lectures from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The day will be wrapped up in the auditorium in the afternoon.
Visit http://blog.scad.edu/eco/teach-in for more information.