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Earth Day 2006 – The Next Industrial Evolution

Course: 31.523 - Sustainable Materials Design
Semester: Spring 2006
Instructor: Amy Cannon
Partner:Earth Day Exhibits at the Revolving Museum

Partnership Description: Earth Day 2006 – The Next Industrial Evolution – April 22, 2006. Twelve graduate students in Adjunct Professor Amy Cannon’s course titled Sustainable Materials Design were given an assignment of constructing exhibits that could be used at the Earth Day event. Having made time for working on this assignment in the course allowed the graduate students to develop a number of exhibits ranging from one titled “The Clickable Principles” where students developed a way to explain the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry within the context of the home to another exhibit which explained the link between renewable energy and powdered donuts. The idea was to have the students figure out ways of explaining green chemistry and sustainable materials design to the general public.

The event was a huge success and lots of exhibits were made through this s-l effort. The students involved seemed to really enjoy the process and many people from the Lowell community participated in the event at the Revolving Museum. The event was lots of fun and there were lots of people from the Lowell community stopping by to check things out. This event participation will hopefully be the first of many more Earth Day events to come!