From Becca “likes-the-fresh-food” Wilton ’15:
Feet to the Fire, an initiative focused on bringing awareness to environmental issues through art, is taking a new direction beginning this semester. Formerly involved in things like First Year Matters (all those readings you had to do for orientation freshman year) and structured around a committee that met quarterly, we are moving to a more open, inclusive format.
Feet to the Fire is now being reimagined to use the arts as a catalyst to both raise awareness and engage our campus and community more deeply in sustainability issues. We are looking to support creative projects on campus and in Middletown that are interactive and informative. Some ideas that have already been proposed include:
– bench pressing the average person’s food waste
– a “knit-in” to make warm things to use less heating
– a live feed or time lapse video of crops growing in the hoop house on Long Lane shown in Usdan
At our meeting, Wednesday February 19th at 4:15 pm in Usdan 110, we will focus on coming up with projects for the spring semester and unveil the new mission statement. You should come!
Date: Wednesday, Feb 19
Time: 4:15 p.m.
Place: Usdan 110