This summer the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center joined forces with the Office of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Research: Academy for the Environment to spark interest, awareness, conversation and action around sustainability in the community and on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. A series of events are being held July – September.
July 1 – September 30. “Reused + Recycled = Art,” an exhibit of more than 100 local artworks made from at least 80 percent reused or recycled materials. Knowledge Center, open during regular hours: http://library.unr.edu/, free admission
July 12, 8 – 11 a.m. Truckee River cleanup. Rock Park, Sparks. In cooperation with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful
July 13, 1- 5 p.m. Opening reception and presentation for “Reused + Recycled = Art.” Speaker Bonnie Monteleone, artist and plastic marine debris research scientist, free admission. Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Aug. 13, 2 p.m. Screening of “Bag It,”a thought-provoking movie about single-use disposables, waste and recycling, oceans and human health. Free admission. Wells Fargo Auditorium, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Aug. 19, 9 a.m. Bus tour for University, City of Reno and Regional Transportation Commission officials and legislators to showcase key Reno and campus sustainability efforts
Sept. 15, 7 p.m. Screening of “Bag It,”a thought-provoking movie about single-use disposables, waste and recycling, oceans and human health. Free admission. Wells Fargo Auditorium, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Sept. 18, 7 p.m. Presentation and panel discussion. Speaker Beth Terry, author of Plastic Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too, a practical guide to ridding one’s life of plastic. Wells Fargo Auditorium, Knowledge Center, free admission
For information on the Summer of Sustainability or the associated events, contact Deanna Hearn at 775.682.5601
Join us for a free and exciting exhibit opening reception and presentation on Sunday afternoon, July 13 at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.
Visiting artist and marine plastics debris research scientist Bonnie Monteleone from the University of North Carolina Wilmington will be giving a lecture on work she’s made of plastics she has collected from more than 10,000 nautical miles of oceans she’s visited. She has served as a major inspiration for the exhibition.
1 p.m. – Knowledge Center opens for self-guided tours
2 p.m. – Presentation by Bonnie Monteleone, Wells Fargo Auditorium, first floor
3 p.m. – Reception and self-guided tours
5 p.m. – Knowledge Center closes
If you wish to attend, please RVSP on the adjacent form.