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ECo Newsletter

The ECo Newsletter is now bi-monthly! This week, we focus on how the Earth Commons is infusing the arts with environmental and sustainability thinking across campus.

"Art is a powerful gateway to the sciences."

"We want to draw people in to think deeply about the environment and our relationship to it in hopes of inspiring action to solve some of our world’s greatest environmental problems," says Pete Marra, director of the Earth Commons. Read about how the Earth Commons and the Georgetown community celebrated the Earth through the arts this spring—from the canvas to the stage, the library to Regents Hall—at Georgetown.edu.
Performers at the "We Hear You" launch, directed by ECo Artist in Residence Caitlin Nasema Cassidy, at the Kennedy Center's Coal + Ice Exhibit earlier this spring.

Common Home
Arts Showcase

In April, the Earth Commons and its signature Common Home magazine welcomed the Georgetown community to express their feelings about our changing planet and showcase the diversity of talents and perspectives in the community by submitting to the Common Home Arts Showcase. The year’s inaugural theme, in conjunction with the institute’s collaborative “Voices on the Environment” series, was “Intergenerational Justice.”

View the Top Submissions

"I smile down and greet them
Like the old friends that they are
Forsythia, daffodil, hyacinth
The chosen ones I learned from the nursery
And planted with my dad
I wonder where they grow wild
Anywhere?..."

From Shelby Gresch's "Planterbed Flowers."
Read the full poem >>

ECo Artwalk

Watch how ECo Artwork featured artist Alicia Singer transforms important climate science data into abstract visual art—and why the Earth Commons is displaying it across campus.
The ECo Artwalk is an art installation throughout the Georgetown campus featuring artwork that furthers the dialogue around environmental issues and the call to action to address them.
Featured artist Alicia Singer's "Environmental Graphiti" series consists of digital paintings, each derived from a chart, graph, map, word, or number relating to key facts or data about climate change. The art is designed to function as a gateway to the science, focusing interest and awareness on the various factors that have contributed to our warming planet over the last two hundred years. 
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ECo Events

🌏 Arctic Solutions Forum. Learn about SFS Centennial Lab projects before students travel to northern Alaska this summer. Featuring keynote by Monica Medina, Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. May 11, 2 p.m. RSVP Here.
🌏 Move Out Drive. Donate your gently used furniture, clothing, books, non-perishable food and other household goods at one of 7 collection sites May 9 - May 23, 12 - 4 p.m. Learn more.
🌏 Guided Artwalk. Join the ECo Artwalk artist in residence, Alisa Singer, and ECo Director Pete Marra on a guided tour of the ECo Artwalk Installation and discussion about the intersection of art and science as a part of the CNDLS Teaching, Learning & Innovation Summer Institute event (TLISI). May 24, 2 p.m. Register for TLISI.

Join Us.

We need all of Georgetown's talent, momentum and purpose to secure a more sustainable future for our planet and all its inhabitants. Here are some opportunities to engage.

Apply to MS-ESM.

The M.S. in Environment and Sustainability Management will have released its first two rounds of admission decisions, with admits representing 20 different countries. There's still time to apply before the final deadline on June 1. 
 
Apply Now

Green Internship

Apply for the Office of Sustainability internship to support strategic planning, communications, and data collection/analysis and assist in performing a baseline sustainability assessment for the University as well as engaging with students, faculty, and staff.
Apply Now

ECo Impact.

We are accepting proposals for awards that support new multidisciplinary directions and new collaborations for research, seminar series, and educational and outreach programs that involve environmental themes. Proposals due May 20.
 
Apply Now

Green Commons.

We are accepting proposals for the Green Commons awards. The awards, co-offered by the Office of Sustainability, are aimed at sparking campus dialogue by co-hosting events; performances; and visiting researchers, writers and artists.
 
Apply Now
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