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6th Annual Sustainable Business and Design Conference

Winds-of-change logo designed by Ning Juang. "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

Tentative Schedule

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 Presidents Welcome and Remarks/Presidents 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 Siegel
Laura's brand is a high end woman's wear collection with a commitment to sustainable practices.
  Alix Davidson
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.