FIT Celebrates 50 Years of Earth Day

students harvest flowers from the dye garden

This year, Earth Day—which falls on April 22—celebrates its 50th anniversary. And this year, FIT is celebrating sustainability in a very different way. Although the coronavirus prevents us from supporting our commitment to sustainability with our annual conference, which typically takes over the campus for a day or two every spring, we are delighted to be taking over our virtual campus on all of our social media platforms in honor of Earth Day.

The FIT Sustainability Council has gathered stories, videos, and photos that will all be available to our entire community. Even more exciting: our student members have developed an Earth Day Challenge for the FIT Instagram account with prizes for the best submissions.

Now more than ever, we as a society must renew our dedication to our environment and to incorporating sustainable practices into our lives. Even in the face of the global coronavirus crisis, it is heartening to see that the FIT continues to play a leading role in sustainability. As you will see from these stories, the incredible work our faculty, staff, and students is truly inspiring.

And so, I invite you to join us on April 22 as we celebrate Earth Day’s 50th anniversary and tune in as we literally “go green” across the FIT website, and FIT social media—and please share your own sustainability stories with us as well.