Arts + Environmental Sustainability Forum

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Join us for the next Arts + Environmental Sustainability Forum on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 from 6-8pm at eTown Hall in Boulder.

This Arts + Environmental Sustainability Forum will examine how various artistic fields are leading the way in adapting their business and creative practices in light of climate change. Environmental awareness and action are showing up in visual arts materials, touring musicians, theatrical productions and more. This Forum will explore best practices, innovations and ROIs that apply to industries across and outside the arts.

About the Panelists

Meagan Holdeman

Founder, Greener Theatre Colorado

Meagan Holdeman (she/her) is a Colorado based audio engineer with a passion for theatre and the planet. After working in the performing arts industry for the majority of her career, she switched gears to get a Master of Arts in Biology from Miami University. There she focused on engaging the theatre community in climate action through storytelling and sustainable practices. She is now founding an organization called Greener Theatre Colorado to mobilize and organize the Colorado performing arts industry toward climate-positive practices. Between her experience in the industry, her ties to the local theatre community, and her environmental stewardship, she is in a unique position to lead a Greener Theatre movement in the Colorado performing arts community. Meagan believes the path to a sustainable future involves every industry becoming part of climate solutions.

Kyra Holt

Sustainability & Schools Coordinator, Planet Bluegrass

Kyra Holt is the Sustainability & Schools Coordinator for Planet Bluegrass who hosts The Telluride Bluegrass Festival, RockyGrass Festival, and Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Colorado. Trained as an electrical engineer with a focus on renewable energy, Kyra previously worked as the Director of Engineering for SEI Professional Services and as an instructor for Solar Energy International, where she led the design of utility scale photovoltaic systems and taught system design. She is an active musician in the bluegrass scene and deeply passionate about the intersection of music and sustainability.

Emily Korson

Executive Director, ReCreative Denver

Emily Korson is the Executive Director and co-founder of both ReCreative Denver and Seattle ReCreative. Founded in 2016, ReCreative Denver is a nonprofit creative reuse and community art center dedicated to cultivating creativity, community and environmental stewardship through creative reuse and arts education. Located in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, ReCreative Denver serves as a reuse store and donation center for creative materials, vintage clothing store, arts learning space, member-run woodworking workshop, and private studio space for fifteen resident artists. Prior to founding Seattle ReCreative and ReCreative Denver, Emily studied fine art and arts education, while working at Pratt Institute and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Reed College, an Advanced Certificate in Art and Design Education from Pratt Institute and a Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute.

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