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Aug. 15: Student Designed "Green" Posters Available From Campus Bookstore

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"Green" Posters Created by Carnegie Mellon
Design Students Now Available to Public

PITTSBURGH—Posters created by Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design students to promote environmental activism are now available to the public at the Carnegie Mellon bookstore, located in the University Center on Carnegie Mellon's campus. Encouraging individuals to make a big difference in the environment by changing one simple behavior, the posters were featured in Sierra Magazine's January edition and in a series of other articles GreenPosterand Web sites.

Posters are 18" x 24" and cost $10.95. They can also be purchased online at http://bookstore.web.cmu.edu. The posters are printed on 100 percent recycled paper with soy ink. All proceeds will benefit future environmentally related projects in the School of Design.

Students created the buzz-generating posters for the Design and Social Change course, one of 30 classes integrating environmental issues into its curriculum as part of the university's three-year "Greening of Early Undergraduate Education" project, funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.

"Global warming is so overwhelming that I wanted the students to not only grab people's attention, but to make viewers feel like one person really can make a difference," said instructor Melissa Cicozi.

"We are excited to sell these cleverly designed posters from Carnegie Mellon School of Design students," said Amy Daly, art and stationery buyer in the Carnegie Mellon's bookstore. "The environmentally friendly messages are a nice kickoff to a series of eco-conscious products that will be sold starting at the beginning of the semester. The products range from eco-friendly pens, pencils and stationary to clothing made from recycled items."

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