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  February 27 - March 3    FITNYC.EDU/SAW  •  #FITsustainability


Monday, February 27 Event Location
5:30 - 6:30pm Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Info Session
Information about how students can enter FIT's Think Big Challenge and participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U). Make a commitment to address global challenges in Education, Environment/Climate Change, Poverty Alleviation, Peace & Human Rights, or Public Health, and you might be selected to attend the CGI U meeting in October 2017!
Feldman Center, Room C-205
Tuesday, February 28


6 - 7:30pm 

Vegan Designer Panel with PETA presented by FIT Student Government Association (FIT Community only)
Designers will discuss the latest innovations in vegan apparel and why sustainable, vegan design is the future of fashion. Panelists include: Manny Kohli (Matt & Nat), Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart (Vaute), Bianca Moran (SUSI Studio), Joshua Katcher (Brave GentleMan, Parsons School of Design adjunct professor), Sydney Brown, Sugandh Agrawal (GUNAS), and Renee Peters (moderator). Light vegan hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Feldman Center, Room C-205 
Wednesday, March 1     
 8pm 'True Cost' Documentary Screening (FIT Community only)
The FIT Student Government Association hosts the documentary True Cost. “This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?"
Dubinsky Dining Hall
Thursday, March 2    

Patagonia's Worn Wear Repair Team
Stories from the road, plus Q & A with team members. (FIT Community only)

Patagonia poster
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Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Friday, March 3    
10am - 5pm  Aware Fair
Patagonia Worn Wear Tour:
• Patagonia’s biodiesel repair truck is traveling to colleges around the country to repair clothing for free and teach folks how to fix their own clothes. In an effort to repair more than just clothes, for this tour Patagonia has teamed up with the Post Landfill Action Network to create conversation and action towards a world with less waste.
• The Patagonia Worn Wear repair team can fix about 40 garments per day (sorry, no repairs on luggage or shoes). All repairs are made on a first come, first served basis. One repair per guest. They fix all brands!

Learn how you can make a positive impact by visiting tables, demos, and tours throughout the day. Some of what we’ll be offering includes:
• Clinton Global Initiative University staff will answer questions about applying for CGI U from 11am to 1pm
• Zero Waste Education from: GrowNYC and DSNY (Department of Sanitation)
• Win Klean Kanteen prizes at the FIT SGA Trivia Wheel!
FIT Hives with the Honeybee Conservancy
• Lauren Singer, Trash is for Tossers Zero Waste blogger
Eileen Fisher Reworn/Renew showcasing Green Eileen visible mends, demonstrating visible mending techniques.
FIT Ethics & Sustainability Club
FIT Health Services Nutritionist: learn about food and zero waste options
• Upcycled knitwear designs exhibited by students in Prof Lisa Donofrio's Advanced Knitwear Design course
• Natural Dye Demo with Prof. Theanne Schiros, Science and Math (2:45pm-4pm, sign-up at the Aware Fair—FIT Community only)
• Tour of Natural Dye Garden with Prof. Sasha Wright, Science and Math (2:45pm, sign-up at the Aware Fair—FIT Community only)
• Textile Compost Demo with Prof. Ajoy Sarkar, Textile Development and Marketing (3:00pm, sign-up at the Aware Fair—FIT Community only)
• Freecycle table: Donate and/or take thread, magazines, art supplies, etc.
The Breezeway
1 - 2:30pm

What to Do, How to Live: Personal Activism for a Threatened Planet
with Rick Ridgeway, Adam Werbach, & Scott Briscoe
RSVP Required
Take a break from #WornWear repairs to join us for a talk with Rick Ridgeway, Adam Werbach and Scott Briscoe. They’ll be discussing how we move forward in a world facing the environmental crisis – including why we need personal activism, the new paradigm for responsible business and how we make these movements inclusive of all people. They’ll end with thoughts on what the job landscape will be in the future and how we can take this conversation forward.

Personal Activism Poster
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Rick Ridgeway is Patagonia’s Vice President of Public Engagement. His magazine articles have appeared in National Geographic and he is the author of six books, including Seven Summits, The Shadow of Kilimanjaro and Below Another Sky. National Geographic honored him with its “Lifetime Achievement in Adventure” award.

Adam Werbach, a lifelong environmental activist, is working to stop new efforts to gut the Paris Climate Accord, build the Dakota Access Pipeline, and destroy the Environmental Protection Agency. Werbach was elected president of the Sierra Club when he was 23 years old. As a student, he was a leader in the fight to create Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks.

Scott Briscoe has been involved in adventure sports and the outdoors for 27 years. He is a recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, and a member of the first African American team to climb Denali. Scott has worked with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) to share his Denali experience with over 15,000 youth of color throughout the country.

Haft Auditorium

Sustainability Awareness Week 2017 Poster

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