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A Shifted Behavior: a collaborative exploration of our individual actions and the impacts on climate change

Posted March 03, 2014, at 12:24 p.m.

Friday, February 28 to Saturday, March 8, 2014; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Maine College of Art, Zand Head Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland, Maine

Contact: Nancy Walker; 207-775-3052

Website: meca.edu

Participatory projects and closing reception on first Friday, March 7 from 5:00-8:00pm..

A Shifted Behavior is an artistic project that seeks to generate dialog and increase education about climate change through curriculum, community partnerships, social media and exhibitions. Using a variety of print and digital media, the works in the exhibition reveal how our individual actions impact the natural environment, and prompt us to question and shift our habits. Students worked collaboratively on a diverse set of projects that call attention to a range of environmental issues including waste, consumption, food safety and education. The project utilizes the Citizen Circle model and seeks to build peer knowledge and skills, increase engagement and expand the public audience.

This hybrid project is part of a larger initiative within the college to embed issues of climate change and environmental stewardship into the curriculum and co-curricular programming. This Public Engagement initiative is generously supported by an Environmental Education Grant from the EPA. Thank you to our project partners inside the college and our community partners at 350.org/Maine.

Artists in the exhibition: Chloe Beaven, Robert Bennett, Kristina Buckley, Zach Dallaire, Caitlin Ervin, Ashley Hall, Samantha Prada-Putzig, Megan Taitano, Anthony Zambrana

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