Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.27
Liaison Carolyn Shafer
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Pratt Institute
IN-49: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Carolyn Shafer
Center for Sustainable Design Strategies
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Pratt Textile Dye Garden

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
Started in spring 2021 with generous support from The Hazel Siegel Textile Dye Garden Exploration Fund, the Textile Dye Garden serves as a resource for sustainability education as well as a counter balance to the virtual classroom experience.

Meticulously planned to produce plants and flowers prized for their use in natural dyeing, the garden is a hub for collaboration, education and experimentation. Throughout the year, faculty and students regularly document, harvest, and store dye matter for use in future events and projects.

The garden offers workshops to Pratt Institute and the surrounding community educating on the sustainable and integrative process of natural dyes.

Recognizing the Indigenous knowledge these dyes are based on is central to the garden's identity, as is an acknowledgement that the garden is built on Lenapehoking territory.

The garden is located in Cannoneer Court at the Pratt Institute Brooklyn campus.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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