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Sustainability is part of the innovation process for Makers, museums

Sustainability is part of the innovation process for Makers, museums

We explored sustainability solutions in museums, art and more at Tuesday’s Iowa Maker Tweet-Up, featuring all things green and eco-friendly in the innovation business. Here are a few highlights from the conversation:

First, we discussed nature’s important role as inspiration for Makers.

How do you incorporate nature/natural elements in your work as a Maker? #iamakerchat -@SCIOWA

The weather is a big influence on my work. Especially clouds. Also lots of plants and wildlife. Imagery. -@amandambarr, Amanda Barr, ceramics artist

We geeked out over unexpected eco-friendly features.

What’s the coolest sustainable Making project you’ve ever seen? #iamakerchat -@SCIOWA

Solar powered kilns! -@amandambarr

Naturally, sustainability practices in museums entered the conversation.

What are some ways you've seen museums work to build more sustainable infrastructures? #iamakerchat -SCIOWA

Solar panels, roof gardens come to mind. And building w/ found/recycled materials, using eco-friendly paints/finishes. #iamakerchat -@AAMers, American Alliance of Museums

Next #iamakerchat: Join us Tuesday, July 15, from 7:00-8:00 pm for a lively discussion on robotics and mechanics. Tweet #iamakerchat to join the conversation! 

Category: Make@SCI