Sustainability is part of the innovation process for Makers, museums
- Thursday July 16, 2015
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!