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Liaison Carolyn Shafer
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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Pratt Institute
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Carolyn Shafer
Director
Center for Sustainable Design Strategies
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

Department Sustainability Coordinators (DSC): Beginning in 2016, the Provost’ office, in conjunction with the Center for Sustainable Design Strategies, organized the DSC to include one faculty member to represent each participating department. That person works with each department's chair and curriculum committee to further sustainability within each program/curriculum and to document progress. Each program establishes its own way to do this. In addition to the individual departmental work, all of the DSC representatives meet together monthly to coordinate best practices, as well as report curriculum developments (including, for example, the AC portions of this report).

The Pratt Sustainability Coalition is a group of faculty, administrators, students and staff of Pratt Institute from a variety of disciplines including art, design, architecture, planning, and science, who have been meeting monthly since October 2005. The coalition is dedicated to identifying, interpreting, inspiring, incorporating and instituting ecologically responsible practices into curricula, operations and programs at Pratt Institute. The group meets monthly in various locations on campus. Location and time are emailed through listserv. Tetsu Ohara, a faculty member of the Interior Design department, has been the coordinator since 2009. The Center of Sustainable Design Studies has been sponsoring the Coalition as well as the Annual Greenweek.

Mission and Vision
Students from Pratt Institute will work in professions that shape the built environment, influence material culture, and affect everyday life for millions of people far into the future. In response to our growing awareness of issues related to air quality and pollution, health risks from chemicals, fossil fuel depletion and climate change, there is a burgeoning revolution in design innovations. These innovations include carbon-neutral buildings, landscapes that promote water conservation and stormwater management, design for recycling, products with recycled content, fabrication and construction processes that minimize waste and energy consumption and new technologies that are creating ecologically safe materials and products that will transform our collective future. Graduates of art, design and architecture programs should be exposed to the practices associated with this transformation.

Objectives
To nurture and maintain an informal social network for the sharing of ideas and the development of collaborative projects related to sustainability, both on and off campus
Through a website, listserv and accessible databases, to provide the Pratt community with information about sustainable initiatives and events on the Pratt campus and in the world at large.
To produce and coordinate the annual Greenweek (in the spring) and Blueweek (in the fall) on campus.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

DSC: Carolyn Shafer (staff, executive director of Center for Sustainable Design Strategies), Carl Zimring (faculty, Sustainability Studies minor coordinator), Tetsu Ohara (faculty, Interior Design), Frank Millero (faculty, Industrial Design), Richard Leigh (faculty, Math and Sciences), Todd Ayoung (faculty, Foundation), Patricia Madeja (faculty, Fine Arts Jewelry), Meta Brunzema (faculty, Graduate Architecture), Reese Campbell (faculty, Undergraduate Architecture), Eric O'Toole (faculty, Communications Design), Tessa Maffucci (faculty, Fashion).

Pratt Sustainability Coalition: Meta Brunzema (faculty), Yutaka Takiura (faculty), Alice Zinnes (faculty), Brent Porter (faculty, Jennifer Telesca (faculty), Eric O'Toole (faculty), Todd Ayoung (faculty), Summer Sandoval (student), Jeremy Pickard (faculty), Christopher Jensen (faculty), Yutaka Takiura, Rose DePasquale (faculty), Angus Fake (student),
Tessa Maffucci (faculty, Fashion), Johanna Bauman (staff, Pratt Libraries), Melissa Brown (staff, Pratt Libraries), Joelle Danant, Tetsu Ohara (faculty)
Carl Zimring (faculty)

Sustainability Task Force: Carolyn Shafer (staff, executive director of Center for Sustainable Design Strategies), Carl Zimring (faculty, Sustainability Studies minor coordinator), Tetsu Ohara (faculty, Interior Design), Anthony Gelber (staff, Director of Administrative Sustainability), Angus Fake (student), Tori Pacheco (student), Heather Zimmer (staff, Food Services).

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Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

Center for Sustainable Design Strategies. CSDS serves as a physical and virtual hub for Pratt’s commitment to educate environmentally responsible citizens. CSDS encourages the use of Pratt’s campus as a living laboratory linking the classroom to campus initiatives. The CSDS houses a materials research center that supports faculty, students and alumni in the integration of sustainability into their professional lives.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Carolyn Shafer, Director of Center for Sustainable Design Strategies; Anthony Gelber, Director of Administrative Sustainability

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

Department Sustainability Coordinators (DSC): Beginning in 2016, the Provost’ office, in conjunction with the Center for Sustainable Design Strategies, organized the DSC to include one faculty member to represent each participating department. That person works with each department's chair and curriculum committee to further sustainability within each program/curriculum and to document progress. Each program establishes its own way to do this. In addition to the individual departmental work, all of the DSC representatives meet together monthly to coordinate best practices, as well as report curriculum developments (including, for example, the AC portions of this report).

The Pratt Sustainability Coalition is a group of faculty, administrators, students and staff of Pratt Institute from a variety of disciplines including art, design, architecture, planning, and science, who have been meeting monthly since October 2005. The coalition is dedicated to identifying, interpreting, inspiring, incorporating and instituting ecologically responsible practices into curricula, operations and programs at Pratt Institute. The group meets monthly in various locations on campus. Location and time are emailed through listserv. Tetsu Ohara, a faculty member of the Interior Design department, has been the coordinator since 2009. The Center of Sustainable Design Studies has been sponsoring the Coalition as well as the Annual Greenweek.

Mission and Vision
Students from Pratt Institute will work in professions that shape the built environment, influence material culture, and affect everyday life for millions of people far into the future. In response to our growing awareness of issues related to air quality and pollution, health risks from chemicals, fossil fuel depletion and climate change, there is a burgeoning revolution in design innovations. These innovations include carbon-neutral buildings, landscapes that promote water conservation and stormwater management, design for recycling, products with recycled content, fabrication and construction processes that minimize waste and energy consumption and new technologies that are creating ecologically safe materials and products that will transform our collective future. Graduates of art, design and architecture programs should be exposed to the practices associated with this transformation.

Objectives
To nurture and maintain an informal social network for the sharing of ideas and the development of collaborative projects related to sustainability, both on and off campus
Through a website, listserv and accessible databases, to provide the Pratt community with information about sustainable initiatives and events on the Pratt campus and in the world at large.
To produce and coordinate the annual Greenweek (in the spring) and Blueweek (in the fall) on campus.


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