Build Fort Duke – Beat the World Record!

WHEN: Friday, September 20, 2013 - 9:00 AM
WHERE: West Campus Quad (Map)

The Duke Arts Festival, Sustainable Duke, and Duke Sanitation and Recycling Services, are partnering to develop new programs that utilize the arts to educate the campus community about their ecological footprint. The 2013 Duke Arts Festival invites students to imagine how their paintings, prints, sculptures, videos, photos, media, music, dance, poetry, and theater might address sustainability.

To kick things off, on Friday, September 20, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. students, staff and faculty are invited to join in a day-long project and help build Fort Duke, a structure made of cardboard boxes collected during move-in.  Volunteer participants will come together to construct a cardboard labyrinth on the West Campus, Chapel Quad.  Duke is competing to break the current world record for the largest recycled cardboard building, currently held by Naperville, IL. Our goal:  to use 3,500 boxes!  Fort Duke is a creative way to shed light on the impact of student move-in and opportunities to reduce waste during this busy time of year.

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