UConn’s Sustainability Mural Is Unveiled in McMahon Residence Hall

Over the past few years UConn has emerged as a national leader in the collegiate environmental scene. From its cogeneration power plant to its sustainable dining initiatives, the green movement has been gaining momentum in Storrs. Despite significant progress, however, many current and prospective students remain unaware of what UConn has been doing regarding environment sustainability. In order to address this information gap, the Office of Environmental Policy collaborated with Angel House Design over summer 2011 to develop an informative display on campus that would educate people on UConn’s environmentally progressive actions.  The result was a wall size mural to be featured in the newly renovated lower levels of McMahon Residence Halls. The display is a collage of pictures and short text paragraphs explaining what UConn has done to reduce its environmental impact. Elements of the piece are three dimensional, increasing visual appeal, and making it possible to edit the material in order to keep up with the latest developments. The display is strategically placed near the McMahon Model Room, where tour groups of new and prospective students pass by many times a day, thus providing relevant information to interested individuals. This unique presentation also features sections dedicated to student involvement, such as a showcase on the EcoHouse learning community. It was installed during the last week of October for UConn to enjoy. We are proud to be involved in both this project and the many other sustainability initiatives currently on campus.


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