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2010 Sustainability Conference

Redesigning for a Sustainable Future
April 22, 2010

Welcoming Remarks

  • Joyce Brown, Ph.D., President of FIT

Featured Speaker Session

Clinton Global Initiative University & other FIT Sustainability Activities

  • Sherry Brabham, Vice President for Finance and Administration
  • Joanne Arbuckle, Dean, School of Art and Design
  • Dr. Dympna Bowles, Dean, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Robin Sackin, Dean, Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology
  • Shari Prussin, Deputy to the President for Strategic initiatives/Executive Assistant to the President
  • Andrew Canicatti, Senior Director, ABM Facilities Services

Featured Speaker Session

Too Bad the Anasazi Didn't Have an Earth Day

  • Daniel Levinson Wilk, Assistant Professor of American History, FIT

Keynote Addresses

Learning from the Next Generation

  • Susan Szenasy, Metropolis, Editor in Chief

Design for Our Moment: What Sustainable Design Looks Like

  • Tom Bowman, President, Bowman Design Group & Bowman Global Change

Sustainable Cities: Designing Future Systems

  • Marc Alt, Founder, Aquaponica

Break-out Sessions

Leveraging Social Media to Tell Your Sustainable Fashion Story
Stacie Shepp, Co-founder of Earthsite, San Francisco/1992 FIT alumna/AAS in Fashion Buying and Merchandising.

Materials and Marketing Messages
Nicole F. Smith, Environmental Director, Design Source Productions, Inc.

New Graduate Program in Sustainable Interior Environments at FIT
Grazya Pilatowicz, Assistant Professor, Interior Design Department, FIT

FIT Students Discuss the Linkage Between Sustainability, Globalization and Fashion
Shireen Musa, Assistant Professor, International Trade and Marketing Department, FIT

Sustainable Design Resource Guide: A New Content Management System for Sustainable Library References
Mary Ann Allacci, Faculty Development, Interior Design Department, FIT and Lana Bittman, Asst. Prof. & Head of Electronic and Serials Resources, Gladys Marcus Library, FIT

Go Green
Martin M. Pegler, former Professor of Visual Presentation and Exhibit Design, FIT

Do You Nomi? How Fashion is Fighting Modern-Day Slavery
Alissa Moore, Co-Founder and Vice President of Nomi Network Project

Green Cuisine - Healthy Choices for You and Your Planet
Michael J. Cokkinos, Associate Professor, Advertising & Marketing Communications, FIT

Eco-Entrepreneurs: A Panel Discussion
Local entrepreneurs building successful businesses with a commitment to sustainability Christine Helm, Coordinator, Enterprise Center, FIT

What Exactly IS Sustainable Fashion?
Sarah Scaturro, Adjunct Instructor, Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory and Museum Practice, Graduate Studies, FIT/Textile Conservator, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution