The Wheaton company utilizes new fabric technology and crowdsources artwork from independent artists in American to create custom T-shirts online. The company also gives a portion of its profits to art-related charities. Continue reading here.
Wheaton College’s Mars Center for Science and Technology was recently awarded LEED Gold Certification based on its renewable technologies and green design that make it an incredibly environmentally friendly building. The building has a 1,300 sq ft green roof, solar shading on glass to reduce temperature changes, and automatic lighting to reduce energy consumption. Continue reading here.
Original (6/5/12): The transit of Venus across the serface of the sun will occur about 5:03pm today and will not occur again from our vantage point again until 2117. Of course viewers will see only a small dot crossing the sun, but it is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity. To that end, Wheaton College has opened its observatory for free viewings of the event. Continue reading here.
Update (6/6/12): Hundreds turned out to varies observing spots across the suburbs yesterday to get a glimpse of the last Venus transition across the sun they’ll see in their lifetimes. Continue reading here.
If you missed the transit, here’s the site from the most advanced spacecraft ever built to stare at the sun, the Solar Dynamics Observatory. Continue Viewing here.
The 6th annual Sustainable Design Challenge brought teams from across the county to Weaton to build LEED-certified concept buildings. Continue reading here.