FIT’s 6th Annual Sustainable Business and Design Conference
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
The John Reeves Great Hall Seminar Rooms/Great Hall Stations
“Winds of Change: Making Our Mark on Sustainability”
The theme encompass the idea of action, change and movement – what’s happening now with best practices in business and beyond, and “the what could be” of the future (air pollution, energy issues, etc.)
8:15 – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15am Welcome – Sustainability Council: Conference program/schedule
9:15 -10:15am Colin Beavan – No Impact Man- Keynote Speaker – kick-off conference – “No Imact Man” who went off the grid and attempted to live in the middle of New York City with as little environmental impact as possible.
10:30-11:15am President’s Welcome and Remarks/President’s Panel: What’s Happening at FIT
11:30-12:30pm Deborah Johnson – Pratt- Keynote Speaker Pratt Sustainable Dorm Room project
12:30 –1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00 – 2:00pm Dr. Stephen Kellert – The Human Need for Nature, Biophilia, and Design – Keynote Speaker – Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies on biophillia and biophillic design – understanding the connection between nature and humanity with a particular interest in environmental conservation and sustainable design and development.
2:15 –3:00pm Lorraine Smith – sustainability consultant- Keynote Speaker – Focused on a life cycle approach to sustainability and supporting collaborative, learning-based initiatives.
3:15 – 4:15pm Dr. Maureen Clemmons – Keynote Speaker – Moving the pyramids with wind power
4:30 – 5:30pm Closing remarks and announcement of Concurrent Break-out Session
- Laura Siegel- Laura’s brand is a high end woman’s wear collection with a commitment to sustainable practices.
- Alix Davidson- NYC’s Regional Director of Green Festival® where individuals, business and community come together to discuss issues that impact us at home and abroad.
- Sustainable Interior Environments Graduate Program Students- “You are what you breathe! How much do you know about sustainable materials?”
- FIT Professor Karen Pearson and High School of Fashion faculty Dominic Cammarota –“Developing an Understanding of Sustainability by Example”