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Green Revolution REnewed
Join the Green Revolution at MOSH!

Green Revolution REnewed is an eco-exhibit created by the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and distributed by the Smithsonian Institution. What is an eco-exhibit you ask? The typical recipe for a traveling museum exhibit is to pack objects into crates, load them onto trucks, and then have those trucks travel the highways to museums across the country. Green Revolution, however, is an innovative museum exhibit with virtually no carbon footprint. MOSH received all of the necessary design files and instructions digitally, and constructed the exhibit from recycled and repurposed materials found within the community.

Exhibit Components
The exhibition content is organized around the major themes of Energy, Carbon Footprint, Composting and Gardening, Green House, and Waste and Recycling. The Green Room, a living room made entirely out of pallets, will welcome guests to the exhibit and will serve as a conversation area for guests to discuss easy lifestyle changes they can make to preserve our environment.

Local Art
Local environmental artist Sarah Crooks Flaire has partnered with MOSH for the display of several of her creations in the lobby and within the exhibit. Flaire uses repurposed materials to create unique works like three dimensional butterfly collages created from tin cans and large murals made from recycled decorative fabric. Beasts of Burden, a 16-foot hand-sewn fabric tapestry, for example, reflects on the importance of water and ways our culture has tried to twist the natural flow. Visitors will have the chance to contribute to one of Flaire’s art installations called Prayers for Transformation. Just download the butterflies, print them on recycled paper and color them. Then, write your hope for transformations on the back. Bring it to MOSH so it can be added to the lobby exhibit. Learn more about the artist.


Programming

February 1 - Water Education Festival - Celebrate one of our most precious resources and enjoy FREE Museum admission.

February 9 - MOCA Activity - Join staff from the Museum of Contemporary Art for a hands-on project using repurposed art supplies in support of Green Revolution REnewed and MOCA's exhibit, Material Transformations.

March 8 & April 26 - Art Workshops - Join environmental artist Sarah Crooks Flaire as she leads a hands-on project using repurposed materials.

April 2 - Seniors on the Go: Gardening - Learn about gardening in this special program for senior citizens. Learn more here.

April 11 - WaterVentures - Learn about water conservation and recycling in this 53-foot-long science lab on wheels.

April 25 - MOSH After Dark: Backyard Chickens - Get the latest info on urban chicken farming including the laws that regulate it. Learn more and register here.

Exhibit Partners
JEA
NovaCharge
North Florida Clean Fuels Coalition
Sarah Crooks Flaire
Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibit Service
U.S. Green Building Council of North Florida

Resources
Consumer Reports Green Choices
Girls Gone Green
Green Home Guide
JEA Ways to Save & Energy Backpack Program
North Florida Clean Fuels Coalition
Sustainable Springfield
U.S. Green Building Council of North Florida