Unveiling of Winning Student Graphic Designs for Solar Compactor Panels

| April 8, 2014
Solar Compactor Designs

All designs from Noriko Yuasa’s course were displayed in the Emerson Library gallery during the month of December. A panel from the winning design campaign by Aaron Nandor and Gregory Davis is featured third from the right.

Facilities Operations and Webster Sustainability will unveil the winning student panel designs for the solar compactors on Wednesday, April 9.

In January 2013, five solar compactors were installed across Webster University’s home campus to collect recycling and trash.

In fall 2013, students in Noriko Yuasa’s Advanced Graphic Design course created environmental awareness campaigns to be featured on the compactor bins. Students followed the criteria of the “Green Five” to create messaging to promote environmental sustainability and individual environmental stewardship on campus.

This project was supported in part by a grant from the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District. Linda Dahlgren, grants officer in the Office of Alumni & Development who helped draft the grant application in 2012, said the design contest “neatly combines the University’s priorities of sustainability, innovation, and student engagement into information pieces that showcase the enormous talent of Webster students. I’m so pleased that their creative ideas will turn our solar compactors into environmentally responsible, awareness-building works of art.”

The winning campaign was designed by Aaron Nandor and Gregory Davis, and their selection of five different panel styles will be featured on the solar compactors for the upcoming year.

“This is a unique opportunity for students to learn from recycling, the consumerism trends and the transitions that need to be for sustainability,” said Geoff Janovsky, Webster’s recycling coordinator.

The unveiling ceremony and reception with refreshments to commemorate the inaugural student panel designs will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, at the solar compactors in front of the East Academic Building. All are welcome to attend.

Learn more about the solar compactors and their efficiency on campus.

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  1. Can you provide a link to get a better (up close) look at the posters? The one picture is not readable for the actual campaign. Thank you!