A Visual Communications Project
Article and Photos by Liz Smith
Did you know….It takes 3 times the amount of water to make a disposable water bottle as it does to fill it with water? (GiveMeTap, Blog) During Fall Term 2014, the students of the Visual Communications Layout 2 class began a project with Steph from Chemeketa’s Sustainability Department. The sustainability project is about how much of an effect bottled water has on the environment and the benefits of using a reusable bottle. Bottled water is very popular and especially with busy college students. As a way to make Chemeketa a more sustainable college, Chemeketa has changed 12 drinking fountains to filtered water refilling stations and added many recycling stations.
Chemeketa Sustainability Department and the Layout 2 students wanted to make fellow students and faculty aware of changes at Chemeketa through this project. The entire class worked on this project together, but there were many different aspects of the project. Some students worked on posters for the refilling stations, others made icon stickers for the top of the recycling stations, while the rest of the students set up the display and raffle.
As a way to encourage students to use less bottled water, the class has set up a raffle to win a Britta water filter. To enter to win the filter, you should buy a reusable water bottle at the bookstore or off campus, write your information on the back of your receipt, and drop it in the raffle box in the bookstore. You can view the sustainability display project in Building 2, second floor, across from the tutoring center.