Build Social Bonds with Volunteers

RALEIGH, NC, USA –  Activate Good volunteers gathered in a downtown Raleigh warehouse in June 2013 to help create elements for the Wilder’s Grove Project, a community based art installation. The Activate Good website has built communities of the volunteers that share common values and a desire to get together.  These are human interest communities within a city.

Activate Good volunteers work on Wilder’s Grove Project.

Activate Good volunteers work on Wilder’s Grove Project.

The artists behind the project, Matt McConnell (McConnell Studios), Lee Cherry (NCSU College of Design), and Marc Russo (NCSU College of Design), hope to raise awareness of the impact of waste on the environment and the importance of thoughtful waste management. When complete, the wall will be installed inside Wilders Grove Service Center – Raleigh’s new 27-acre recycling solid waste facility on Beacon Lake Drive. The center is the nation’s first integrated solid waste facility and was built to LEED Platinum standards, which measure a building’s sustainability.

Volunteers working on plastic for Wilder’s Grove Project

Volunteers working on plastic for Wilder’s Grove Project

Activate for Good Volunteers on Aug 31

Activate for Good Volunteers on Aug 31

Wilders Grove Project Wall, side view, showing the depth of the waves – Green Fabrics, Aluminum Tabs, Brown Packaging, Yellow Packaging, & Blue Plastic, with six digital Kaleidoscopes, two of which are viewer activated with recyclable materials. This representation will change with the variety of materials brought to the project by the public, and will have much greater depth in its final form.

Rendering of relief sculpture covered in recycled materials.

Rendering of relief sculpture covered in recycled materials.

Frame for Sculpture

Frame for Sculpture

Completed sculpture ready for installation

Completed sculpture ready for installation

 

 

Wilder's Installation in December 2013

Wilder’s installation in process in December 2013

 

Complete Work Jan 2014

Complete Work Jan 2014

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