Javelina House gets a green makeover

Javelina House gets a green makeover

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The Javelina House is turning to students for a “green” makeover.

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) Office of Campus Sustainability is sponsoring the competition that is titled “The Javelina House Green Interiors Student Competition.”

The competition challenges students to create new interiors for the Javelina House that will promote sustainability with a “green” aspect.

It is open to currently enrolled Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) students and Graduate students. Teams and organizations are also welcome to submit a group entry.

The awards for the winners include gift cards for Barnes and Noble in amounts of $250 for grand prize, $100 for second place and $50 for third place.

For each entry, the registration form, project description and concept statement, visual aids, and budget must be submitted. A faculty advisor must also be registered with the group or student.

Miranda Grieder, a green-build professional from Mississippi, started off the competition announcement with a lecture on sustainability on Oct. 3 in the Javelina House.

Grieder gave information and advice to the students in attendance.

“If you’re going to do the competition, it’s important to think about how you define sustainability,” she said.

“What is the concept that you want to express? How is what you’re doing related to global issues of sustainability,” Grieder added.

The Javelina House was built in 1936 with funds from the state and the Works Progress Administration during the Depression Era. It was formerly known as the Homemaking Cottage where girls studied Home Management.

The panel will include the director of Campus Sustainability and its coordinators, including campus-wide judges that will review the entries at a public meeting where five finalists will present their projects.

The registration form can be found at the Javelina Habitat Facebook page. The deadline for entries are on Dec. 2 no later than 5 p.m. Winners will be announced on the Javelina Habitat page.