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"Sustainable Choices" Traveling Museum Exhibit on Display at McHenry County College

[Wednesday, November 29, 2017]

     

A "Sustainable Choices" exhibit is on display at MCC through Dec. 21 in the Building A atrium. The self-guided exhibit is free and open to the public. Teaching materials are available for teachers and group tours are available by appointment.

McHenry County College (MCC) is hosting a "Sustainable Choices" exhibition from NRG! Exhibits. This interactive exhibit explores the concept of sustainability and the choices that each of us makes as consumers. Sustainability, or meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, is an increasingly important topic as the world’s population and consumption expands. On exhibit through Dec. 21 in the MCC Building A atrium, “Sustainable Choices” will engage visitors through hands-on activities and thought-provoking content.

The exhibit describes some of the choices that individuals and families can make every day to live in a sustainable manner. In some cases, there are no clearly correct choices to make; all of the available choices include environmental trade-offs. "Sustainable Choices" will help visitors make informed decisions.

"Sustainable Choices" has several themed kiosks, including electricity, water, transportation, shopping, and the yard. These are presented through the question, "From where did I come and where will I go?" which addresses key topics that are the basis for identifying sustainable choices: life cycle assessment, production, consumption, and waste. In this context the exhibit helps the visitor understand his or her role via the familiar and immediate: Choices I make today have a lasting effect.

The self-guided exhibit is free and open to the public. Teaching materials are available for teachers and group tours or overviews are available by appointment. For more information, contact the MCC Sustainability Center at (815) 479-7765 or at sustainability@mchenry.edu.

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