Eastern Florida State College Hosts ‘The Art of Sustainability’ From February 18 – March 18
By Suzanne A. Sparling, Eastern Florida State // February 9, 2016
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Climate change, water pollution and deforestation are among the major environmental threats facing the world that need collaborative solutions.
Art can play a role in making that happen, which is why Eastern Florida State College is partnering with Brevard Cultural Alliance and the City of Palm Bay to host “The Art of Sustainability.”
The event is free, open to the public and will run from February 18 through March 18 on the EFSC Palm Bay Campus.
– Art Display (Feb. 18-March 18): A series of large kinetic art sculptures that respond to wind, water and solar heat that will serve as a focal point to generate a public discussion about ways to protect natural resources.
– Family Fun Days (Feb. 19-21): Events will include kite building and flying, eco-friendly food displays, hybrid and electric vehicles, solar and wind initiatives and more.
– A Conservation in Motion Symposium (Feb. 19-20): National and international environmental experts will discuss issues including the imperiled Indian River Lagoon where pollution may be leading to the estuary’s ecological collapse.
Speakers include Chad Pregracke who received CNN’s 2013 Hero Award for work to restore the Mississippi River; Marty Baum of the Waterkeeper Alliance, an international organization dedicated to protecting global water resources; and Keith Winston, executive director of the Brevard Zoo.
“If we expect to change the way in which we live, we must allow our young people to drive that change and who better than the students at EFSC,” said Neil Levine, executive director of Brevard Cultural Alliance.
“A significant part of this initiative is to engage people countywide in a dialogue about our environment and how we can live in a sustainable manner. The grounds of the Palm Bay Campus are a perfect setting for that dialogue.”
For more information, visit online at theartofsustainability.org