ECO to Bring Educational Artists to Campus

The Environmental Campus Organization (ECO) will host an artistic and educational presentation,“The Beehive Design Collective: The True Cost of Coal,” at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in Ryle Hall Lounge.

The Beehive Design Collective is a non-for-profit, all-volunteer artist group that travels using narratives to teach about social and environmental issues. Fourteen Truman students attended a conference in Washington D.C., where they met The Beehive Design Collective and saw a portion of their performance. After learning about their work, ECO decided to invite them to Truman.

Three members of The Beehive Design Collective will present a recreation of the illustration, “The True Cost of Coal,” and will pose questions regarding energy creation and consumption.

The illustration is a narrative graphic demonstrating the history of the Appalachian Mountains and the threats that mountaintop coal removal poses to the environment and society. The graphics feature plant and animal species from Appalachia.

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