The 8th Annual Green Generation Mixer brings together student, faculty, staff, and Long Beach community sustainability leaders for a fun evening of mingling, music, and food at the beautiful Earl B. Miller Japanese Garden. At the center of this event is the Sustainability Project Showcase, a presentation of student and faculty research, creative and technical projects that explore a wide variety of sustainability topics and solutions.
The Office of Sustainability is seeking Sustainability Focused Research Projects, Artworks, Posters, Prototypes, Interactive Displays, Videos, and more to be featured at this year's Green Generation Mixer on Wednesday, April 24th. Students of all majors are welcomed to submit a project of any medium or format!
WHAT IS THE SHOWCASE?
The Sustainability Project Showcase is an opportunity for students to display and gain recognition for all types of sustainability-related projects --from posters and prototypes to artworks and interactive performances. Last year, the event featured more than 50 projects representing a wide variety of disciplines and we are hoping that this year’s Showcase will be even bigger and more diverse!
WHAT DO STUDENTS RECEIVE FOR PARTICIPATING?
All students displaying a project will receive a Certificate of Participation and special prizes will be awarded for “Best in Show” entries. The event is also a great opportunity for students to network and make connections, as we will be inviting local organization representatives, Long Beach green business leaders, and local elected and civic leaders to participate in the festivities.
HOW CAN STUDENTS PARTICIPATE?
The projects would need to be completed at least a couple days before April 24th in order to be included in the Showcase. Interested? Students can either review the Call for Submissions or contact Sustainability Coordinator Holli Fajack at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAN FACULTY PARTICIPATE?
Yes! While the primary focus of the Project Showcase is student work, we also invite faculty to submit 1 or 2 PowerPoint slides or a short video describing their own sustainability-related research, scholarly or creative activities (RSCA), which will be projected on a screen during the event.
ARE THERE OTHER WAYS FOR FACULTY TO GET INVOLVED?
You bet! We would love to recruit you to join our Green Generation Mixer Planning Committee. This is a great opportunity to get involved in putting together the campus’ largest annual sustainability-focused event while also earning some university service hours! Specifically, we would love help with organizing the Sustainability Project Showcase (recruiting judges, collected prizes, assisting with curating the project displays, etc.). Please contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in getting involved.