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Sustainability at FIT

FIT's Green Roof

There is an active and diverse group within the FIT community working together to incorporate sustainability into all that we do.  This group is involved in a wide variety of activities, including a yearly conference on sustainable business and design.  

FIT Hives Bee Cam 24/7

Watch FIT’s bee hives to see what our busy bees are up to. Learn more about this sustainability initiative.



Call for New Student Membership on the Sustainability Council

The President's Sustainability Council is currently seeking new student members for a one-to-two year term depending on class rank.

The Council typically meets every other week at noon on Wednesdays during each semester. The Council coordinates the annual Sustainable Business and Design Conference, this year on April 10, 2017 (Hold the date!). The Council also manages and awards a $15,000 Grant-Fund, communicates to the community, helps to foster new initiatives, maintains a website, and sponsors other campus-wide events.

To be considered, interested candidates should send a letter of interest, along with a brief personal bio, via e-mail to the co-chairs of the Council, Suzanne McGillicuddy and Karen Pearson at sustainability@fitnyc.edu by Friday, December 8, 2017. Please include in your letter of interest:
a) any background pertaining to sustainability
b) how you currently advocate for sustainability
c) describe your potential for engagement on the Council (being an active member)
d) include a few ideas you may have for the Council's future or for new campus initiatives in sustainability

For more information on the Sustainability Council, visit the website at: http://fitnyc.edu/sustainability

Please direct any questions that you may have to: Suzanne McGillicuddy and Karen Pearson co-chairs of the Sustainability Council at sustainability@fitnyc.edu.


The Sustainability Council is now accepting grant proposals for fund year Fall 2018 - Spring 2019. The deadline for submission is Monday, December 11, 2017.


Communicating Climate Change: A grant-funded initiative focused on strategies for communicating the causes and effects of climate change to the FIT community.