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

STARS v2.2

Pratt Institute
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Carolyn Shafer
Director
Center for Sustainable Design Strategies
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Departmental Sustainability Committee

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

During the 2016/17 academic year, The Provost’s office and the Center for Sustainable Design Strategies (CSDS) supported a new initiative called the Departmental Sustainability Coordinator (DSC). Each DSC’s role is to promote sustainability in their home department, focusing on enhancing the curriculum and promoting the achievements of students and faculty. Each DSC works with their chair, curriculum committee, fellow faculty and students to identify opportunities and to provide resources related to sustainability. They work collaboratively to create a written mission/vision statement around sustainability for their home department, create benchmarks for success, and find ways to record and document 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 Academic portions of this report).


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Campus Engagement
Air & Climate
Coordination & Planning

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
AC-1, AC-2, AC-7

A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Pratt Sustainability Center

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

The Pratt Sustainability Center 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 center houses a materials research center that supports faculty, students and alumni in the integration of sustainability into their professional lives.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Campus Engagement
Coordination & Planning

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
PA-1

A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
GIVETAKE

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

GiveTake is a campus-wide art material reuse program. Throughout the year, materials are donated, collected, sorted, and given back to students, free of charge, through a free store. All materials donated back to students are weighed. At the end of each semester, GiveTake staff distribute special blue bags to all of the studios and additional donation space is marked in common areas and hallways. These materials are then collected and sorted so that they can be reused by students the following semester. Givetake has recovered over 20 tons of materials since its launch in 2016.


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement
Waste
Diversity & Affordability

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
OP-18

A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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