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Green Salon 2008 puts environmental issues in focus

March 7, 2008

“Green Salon 2008” brings to Loyola an exciting line-up of lectures focusing on current societal issues such as fluctuating global temperatures, urban development and renewable systems along with discussions on sustainable business practices for graphic design professionals.

Hosted by the graphic design program at Loyola University New Orleans, the lectures will serve as information sessions on how individuals can become more proactive in making themselves and their community more sustainable.

“As humans, we are bombarded with so much information and sustainability means different things to different people. We invited speakers that can describe how we can positively affect change to better sustain ourselves and our community,” said Nancy Sharon Collins, organizer of the event. “Overall, we wanted to present a collection of lectures of what successful sustainability means, not only as graphic artists, but also as an entire community.”

Coupled with the lectures, there will be an exclusive performance by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz’s graduate student septet of an original composition written exclusively for “Green Salon 2008.”

“Green Salon 2008” is a national initiative of the American Institute of Graphic Arts’ (AIGA) Center for Sustainable Design (CFSD). This center is dedicated to providing designers with practical information, including case studies, news articles, discourse and resources, relevant to sustainable business practice. It examines sustainability from a wide range of perspectives: from the nuts and bolts of daily studio life to the larger marketplace dynamics and global concerns within which designers operate. The CFSD's objective is to encourage and support designers as they incorporate sustainable thinking into their professional lives.

“Green Salon 2008” in New Orleans is sponsored by Loyola’s College of Music and Fine Arts and Graphic Design Program, AIGA New Orleans, AIGA Center for Sustainable Design, Technology and Community Arts Project-Xavier University/Tulane University/ITP Tisch, New York University, Global Green New Orleans, Hallmark and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.

“Green Salon 2008” is free for AIGA members, Loyola faculty members and staff and all area students. Full day passes, which include reception and transportation, are $20 and single panel passes, which include entry to panel discussions only, are $10.

The lectures take place Thursday, March 13, beginning at 12:30 p.m. in Roussel Performance Hall, on Loyola’s main campus.

For more information, please contact Nancy Collins at nscstationer@earthlink.net or by calling (917) 392-1417.

Schedule

· 12:30 “Chicken Little or David & Goliath, an Introduction to Sustainability”

§ Edward Kvet, Ph.D., Dean, College of Music and Fine Arts, Loyola University New Orleans

· 1:00-2:00 Panel #1: “So doctor, how sustainable are we?”

§ John P. Clark, Ph.D., Gregory F. Curtin Distinguished Professor in Humane Letters and the Professions, Professor of Philosophy and Loyola Environmental Studies Program, Loyola University New Orleans

§ Joelle Underwood, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Atmospheric Chemistry, Loyola University New Orleans

§ Anthony E. Ladd. Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology

· 2:15-3:15 Panel #2: “So, what can our community do to become more sustainable?”

§ John Moore - Green Building Program Director, Global Green New Orleans

§ Amy Koritz - Ph.D., Associate Professor of English and Urban Studies, Tulane University, New Orleans

§ Nicolas Alatzas - Project and Construction Manager, Renewable Systems Designer, FutureProof LLC, New Orleans

· 3:30-4:30 Panel #3: “What can I do to become more sustainable?”

§ Marc Alt - President, Marc Alt and partners, Co-Chair, AIGA Center for Sustainable Design, New York

§ Jeff LeBlanc - MFA Candidate, ITP Tisch, New York University

§ Terry DeRoche - Digital Media, NOCCA/Riverfront

· 4:30-5:00 Question and Answer Session (Ask the experts.)

· 5:00-5:30 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz’s graduate septet performs original composition in celebration of New Orleans as a sustainable community.

§ Special announcement and directions to visit the first house built in The Holy Cross Project.

· 6:00-8:00 Reception and Acoustic/Voice Ensemble, Collins C. Diboll Gallery

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