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No Impact Week

For the first time ever, FIT participated in No Impact Week during the fall 2014 semester. Below is a sample of events that took place during the week. 

No Impact Week logoSunday, September 14: Consumption

Campuswide Sustainability Messaging
Reduce your carbon footprint and save money! Participate in a one week carbon cleanse that begins by reducing what you purchase and consume.

Monday, September 15: Trash and Waste

Recycling Field Trip
Visit an advanced New York City facility that uses magnets and lasers to sort recyclables that are then bundled and sold around the world. For information, email [email protected].

Recycling Outreach and Signage
Dubinsky Student Center Lobby, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn about recycling on campus. Volunteer to install new recycling signage throughout the campus.

Feldman Center Lobby, Monday - Friday, 8:00-9:00 am, Noon-2:00 pm, 5:00-6:00 pm
Crowdsourced art project using salvaged yarn and textiles. Project will be ongoing throughout the week. 

Tuesday, September 16: Transportation

Transportation Alternatives 101
Breezeway, 1:00-2:00 pm
See cool bicycles from Zen Bikes and learn about safe biking, walking, and public transit from Transportation Alternatives. Bring your bike! Free temporary tattoos!

Think Big Challenge Info Session
Dubinsky Student Center, A734, 1:00-2:00 pm
Create ideas that can change the ways people think about education, energy and climate change, global health, human rights, and poverty alleviation.

Where Does FIT's Trash Go?
Haft Auditorium, 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Presentation highlighting the global pathways of materials discarded on FIT's campus. 

Wednesday, September 17: Food

Breezeway, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fruits and vegetables grown by local farms for sale on campus.

City Harvest
Learn how FIT participates in this food rescue program to serve New York's hungry.

Think Big Challenge Info Session
Feldman Center, C205, 5:00-6:00 pm
Create ideas that can change the way your local community or even the world thinks about education, energy and climate change, global health, human rights, and poverty alleviation. 

Thursday, September 18: Energy

Green Roof Tours
Goodman Center, 5th Floor Library Circulation Area, Noon and 2:00 pm
FIT has planted green roofs on several of our buildings, saving energy and providing a habitat for wildlife. 

To LEED or Not to Lead: An Intro to Green Building Rating Systems
Feldman Center, C509, 5:00 pm
Introduction to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of environmentally responsible buildings, homes and neighborhoods.  

Friday, September 19: Water/Air/Land 

Field Trip: Coney Island Beach
Feldman Center Entrance, 10:15 am
Walking tour of Coney Island beach with focus on environmental challenges facing marine wildlife and ecological systems in New York and the entire planet.

No Impact Dinner
Great Hall, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Bring one of your favorite vegetarian recipes to share. Hear green stories from your FIT colleagues and a lecture on strategic, sustainable cuisine from Professor Michael Cokkinos. To register your meal offering, email [email protected].

Weekend: Giving Back

New York Cares Service Project
Help keep New York City green and clean. Join FIT's Student Volunteer Community Services for a city park cleanup. For more information, email [email protected].

People's Climate March
Bryant Park, Sixth Avenue and 41st Street, Noon
Join with others from the FIT community for the Peoples Climate March on Sunday, September 21.