FIT’s 6th Annual Sustainable Business and Design Conference
"Winds of Change: Making Our Mark on Sustainability"
- Tuesday, March 27, 2012
- The John Reeves Great Hall
- Seminar Rooms/Great Hall Stations
- 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
|08:15 - 09:00am||Breakfast|
|09:00 - 09:15am||Welcome – Sustainability Council|
|09:15 - 10:15am||Colin Beavan, Ph.D. - No Impact Man|
|Keynote Speaker: "No Impact Man" who went off the grid and attempted to live in the middle of New York City with as little environmental impact as possible|
|10:30 - 11:15 am||President’s Welcome and Remarks/President’s Panel|
|FIT Forever Green|
|11:30am - 12:30pm||Professor Debera Johnson – Director of Pratt Institute's Center for Sustainable Design|
|Keynote Speaker: Pratt Sustainable Dorm Room project|
|12:30 – 1:00pm||Lunch Break|
|1:00 – 2:00pm||Dr. Stephen Kellert: Professor Emeritus, Senior Research Scholar Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies|
|Keynote Speaker – The Human Need for Nature, Biophilia, and Design|
|2:15 – 3:00pm||Lorraine Smith - Sustainability Consultant|
|Keynote Speaker: Her expertise is focused on a life-cycle approach to consumer products, including textiles, groceries and electronics|
|3:15 – 4:15pm||Dr. Maureen Clemmons - Moving the Pyramids with Wind Power|
|Keynote Speaker – Her field research demonstrates that by harvesting the wind, ancient civilizations could have easily built their monuments. This is a technology that we are re-discovering today.|
|4:30 – 5:30pm||Closing remarks and announcement of Concurrent Break-out Sessions|
Laura’s brand is a high end woman’s wear collection with a commitment to sustainable practices.
NYC’s Regional Director of Green Festival® where individuals, business and community come together to discuss issues that impact us at home and abroad.
|Sustainable Interior Environments Graduate Program Students
“You are what you breathe! How much do you know about sustainable materials?”
|FIT Professor Karen Pearson and High School of Fashion faculty Dominic Cammarota
“Developing an Understanding of Sustainability by Example”
|Tour of FIT's Green Roof|
The Sustainability Council wishes to thank Packaging Design BFA students Andrew Chin, Corrina Hutter, and Ning Juang for developing this year's conference theme logo: “Winds of Change - Making our Mark on Sustainability”
- Ning Juang's logo was chosen for the final design.