Tour 1: Public Art, Sustainability and Green Infrastructure

June 27, 2020, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Session Type: Public Art & Civic Design Tour

Guided by the personal vision of its founders, Glenstone Museum is a place that seamlessly integrates art, architecture, and landscape into a serene and contemplative environment in a series of refined indoor and outdoor spaces designed to facilitate meaningful encounters. Led by Paul Tukey, Chief Sustainability Officer, Glenstone Museum, this talk and tour will begin and end at Glenstone Museum’s Environmental Center, the organization’s education center, for a review of Glenstone’s sustainable practices. Glenstone’s award-winning architecture has been designed to integrate into the landscape, which is interspersed with artworks, and the entire 300-acre campus is maintained with 100 percent organic, natural protocols. Wear stout walking shoes!

Preparation: All tours will leave from the hotel. Transportation is provided to and from the hotel. Attendees should plan to wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Tours will take place regardless of weather, so dress appropriately. Bring a camera or phone to capture and share your experience.

Learning Objectives:
  • How we can adapt sustainable practices in our own homes and businesses through hands-on presentations and exhibits focusing on some of Glenstone’s efforts, including: organic landscaping, composting recycling, reforestation, management of invasive species , stream restoration and water management
  • Learn environmentally sustainable practices
  • Learn how to implement projects, with specific examples from experts in sustainability practice