The annual Greenlight charrette is an opportunity for students to collaborate on a meaningful project with community members, faculty, and local professionals.
Students are encouraged to contact the group (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or with suggestions for projects within the community that would benefit from design assistance.
Members of the Greenlight charrette, 2010.
Greenlight members creatively explore ecological and social sustainability issues, geared towards reducing our impact on the planet by actively demonstrating change on both personal and community levels.
Previous workshops have dealt with regenerative community designs for Cold Spring and St. Paul neighborhoods, as well as building specific interventions for groups such as Brave New Workshop. Urban trash was the focus for 2008 when Hennepin County approached the College of Design about brainstorming options for their Hennepin Energy Recovery Center next to the new Twins Ballpark. The community partner also funded four summer research assistantships to continue developing ideas generated over the weekend.