Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.84
Liaison Carolyn Shafer
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Pratt Institute
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Carolyn Shafer
Director
Center for Sustainable Design Strategies
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Does the institution have an active student group focused on sustainability?:
Yes

Name and a brief description of the active student groups focused on sustainability:

Envirolutions
A student run sustainability club focused on promoting and educating sustainable strategies on campus. Example of activities include hosting sustainability themed movie screenings, tabling at events, hosting talks.
Student Educators volunteer to be part of the organization
Attend weekly meetings with a faculty advisor and attend talks and panels about sustainability.
Supported financially through the student involvement fund.

LEAP
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.

Sustainable Fashion Club - Newly founded student group in the Fashion Dept.


Does the institution have a garden, farm, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery program, or an urban agriculture project where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects:

The Textile Dye Garden was planted in 2021 to offer a space for the Pratt community to join in discovering the beauty and sustainability of natural dyes.

https://news.pratt.edu/article/a-campus-garden-flourishes-with-flowers-for-natural-dyes/


Does the institution have a student-run enterprise that includes sustainability as part of its mission statement or stated purpose?:
No

A brief description of the student-run enterprises:
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Does the institution have a sustainable investment fund, green revolving fund, or sustainable microfinance initiative 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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Has the institution hosted a conference, speaker series, symposium, or similar event focused on sustainability during the previous three years that had students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the conferences, speaker series, symposia, or similar events focused on sustainability:

Pratt Earth Action Week - Fall and Spring
Reflecting on our community’s experiences and response during the most recent climate events, this semester’s Pratt Earth Action Week centers around a public forum to reckon with our current systems for disaster response and ideate on how we can collectively build better and more resilient frameworks for future climate events. The week’s programming continues to address the intersecting crises of climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the racial and social justice protests that have brought into relief systemic inequalities and unsustainable systems. Coordinated events throughout the week will provide an architecture for conversation, debate, and development of design solutions toward change with a focus on the relationship between climate change and mental health.

Pratt Research Open House - In 2020, the ROH created a Sustainability Award for the first time. The work of students and faculty were presented in a virtual exhibit given that the pandemic prevented an in-person, live event.
https://www.pratt.edu/researchopenhouse/


Has the institution hosted a cultural arts event, installation, or performance focused on sustainability with the previous three years that had students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the cultural arts events, installations, or performances focused on sustainability:

Virtual Exhibition of Student Work - A virtual exhibition of student projects focusing on issues related to sustainability around this semsters’ theme of Envision, Empower, Engage.

NYPIRG art Exhibit - An exhibit that explores plastics role in our society
Green Week/Blue Week Exhibits - Exhibitions of student work related to sustainability.

Multiple departments participate in live / virtual exhibitions of student work during Blue Week and Green Week.

Pratt Research Open House - In 2020, the ROH created a Sustainability Award for the first time. The work of students and faculty were presented in a virtual exhibit given that the pandemic prevented an in-person, live event.
https://www.pratt.edu/researchopenhouse/


Does the institution have a wilderness or outdoors program that follow Leave No Trace principles?:
Yes

A brief description of the wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles:

Pratt Earth Action Week - Multiple beach cleanups, kayak and hiking trips during these events.


Has the institution had a sustainability-focused theme chosen for a themed semester, year, or first-year experience during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability-focused themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:
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Does the institution have a program 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:

Pratt Sustainability Center Intern - Pratt Sust. Center 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 sustain- ability consultants to CSDS visitors. http://csds.pratt.edu/internships/

GiveTake staff work to collect, sort and organize art materials for the materials reuse program.

Student Government Chair of Sustainability - Represent student interests in all matters concerning sustainability


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

A brief description of the graduation pledge(s):
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A brief description of other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives that do not fall into one of the above categories:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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