Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Carolyn Shafer
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Pratt Institute
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Carl Zimring
Professor of Sustainability Studies
Social Science and Cultural Studies
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Does the institution have one or more active student groups focused on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of active student groups focused on sustainability:

Active student groups focused on sustainability:
Envirolutions - A student run sustainability club focused on promoting and educating sustainable strategies on campus. - https://pratt.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/envirolutions

Leaders in Environmental Advocacy at Pratt (LEAP) - LEAP is an organization of graduate students focused on furthering the cause of sustainable solutions to social issues in NYC and beyond. - https://pratt.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/leap

Conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience -
Blue Week - A week long series of events focused on how humans impact the ocean
Green Week - A week long series of events focused on sustainability at large - http://csds.pratt.edu/category/green-week/
Sustainability Crash Course - a day-long series of workshops with a host of experts from Pratt’s sustainable design faculty and elsewhere - http://csds.pratt.edu/category/crash-course/

Cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as theintended audience -
NYPIRG art Exhibit - An exhibit that explores plastics role in our society
Green Week - A week long series of events focused on sustainability at large

Sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution:
Center for Sustainable Design Strategies (CSDS) Intern - CSDS inters lead cultural, institutional and community change for a ‘greener’ Pratt. The interns staff the Research and Resource Center and act as both researchers and sustainability consultants to CSDS visitors.
Student Government Association Chair of Sustainability - Represent student interests in all matters concerning sustainability


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Does the institution have gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems?:
No

A brief description of the gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects:
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Does the institution have student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes (e.g. cafés through which students gain sustainable business skills)?:
No

A brief description of the student-run enterprises:
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Does the institution have sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills?:
No

A brief description of the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives:
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The website URL where information about the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives is available (optional):
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Does the institution have conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability:

Pratt's Green Week (held every March) and Blue Week (held every October) are week-long series of events, talks, and workshops focused on the environment (Green Week) and water issues (Blue Week). These include both speakers coming into campus, and displays of student and faculty work relating to the themes.


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Does the institution have cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience?:
No

A brief description of the cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability:
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Does the institution have wilderness or outdoors programs (e.g. that organize hiking, backpacking, kayaking, or other outings for students) that follow Leave No Trace principles?:
No

A brief description of the wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles:
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The website URL where information about the wilderness or outdoors programs is available (optional):
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Does the institution have sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences (e.g. choosing a sustainability-related book for common reading)?:
No

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The website URL where information about the sustainability-related themes is available (optional):
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Does the institution have programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills?:
No

A brief description of the programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills:
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Does the institution offer sustainability-focused student employment opportunities?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution:

The Center for Sustainable Design Strategies and the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerators offer paid internships to assist with research, peer-to-peer educating, and the activities of the BF+DA (including its annual Positive Impact Awards ceremony each November).


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Does the institution have graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions?:
No

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Does the institution have other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives?:
No

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Estimated percentage of students (full-time and part-time) that participate annually in sustainability-focused co-curricular education and outreach programs (0-100):
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