Green Arts Tour: Re:New Festival

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Registration is FREE and REQUIRED: http://renewfestival.com/event/green-arts-tour/

Travel by bus to visit arts organizations that have committed themselves to sustainable practices through their facilities and their operations. Registered participants should meet inside the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh main entry at 2 p.m.

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh: The Children's Museum building, created by joining two historic structures – the 1897 Allegheny Post Office and 1939 Buhl Planetarium ,was the first museum of its size in the country to achieve a LEED silver designation. The tour, led by museum Director of Design Anne Fullenkamp, offers insight into the many sustainable aspects of Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and will include details about how the building's LEED certification has impacted operations, visitor experience, and employee satisfaction.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: One of the greenest building in the world, the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens generates all of its own energy and treats all storm and sanitary water captured on-site. It is the first and only building to meet four of the highest green certifications. Discover how the CSL works, and gather ideas for implementing your own sustainable practices at home, by exploring one of Earth's greenest buildings

Pittsburgh Glass Center: Pittsburgh Glass Center is a school, gallery and state-of-the-art glass studio dedicated to teaching, creating and prommoting contemporary glass art. Take a tour of the facility, built in the heart of a city full of glass history, and designed to receive LEED "Gold" Certification.

LocusArt/Ann Rosenthal: Artist Ann Rosenthal draws connections between nature and culture through a range of environmental issues. In her studio, you will see her most recent project, LUNA—Learning Urban Nature through Art, an after-school and summer program in the Larimer neighborhood.

Joining Ann will be the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI), a Pittsburgh-based platform for artists, architects, landscape architects, and other creatives working with engineers and scientists to bring forward human-centered solutions for sustainable energy infrastructures. See lunapittsburgh.org and landartgenerator.org for more information.
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