Pratt Bans Plastic Water Bottles

As of January 1, 2020, Pratt Institute, in collaboration with AVI Fresh, has banned all single-use plastic water bottles from the Brooklyn campus. The administration worked with students to discontinue the sale of plastic bottles and increase the quantity of filling stations across campus. The initiative was started by Pratt Envirolutions, the Institute’s sustainability club, […]

pratt givetake

Announcing the givetake, a new art supply recycling initiative at Pratt Institute, coordinated with facilities to provide students with free art supplies that would otherwise be discarded. givetake’s on campus “free store” will be opening Fall 2016. Follow the givetake on facebook and instagram, and visit the website at

ARC Lighting Retrofits

In a terrific example of how investments in green technology and energy efficient pay multiple dividends, approximately 40 KW of High Intensity Discharge lighting was replaced by 20 KW of fluorescent lighting in Pratt’s gymnasium. Not only was the quality of light improved for Pratt’s athletic department, facilities and operations staff also generated energy savings, […]

Pratt Envirolutions Launches New Recycling Bin Program on Campus

On November 6, 2012, Pratt’s student-run environmental group, Envirolutions, officially launched its initiative to increase recycling on campus. The group has been working with facilities for the past year to design and implement a new system of recycling bins that are strategically placed around campus. Pratt’s current recycling system relies on off-site post sorting. The bins […]

Myrtle Hall

Designed by the New York City architecture firm WASA/Studio A, Myrtle Hall meets the United States Green Building Council standards for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification based on its eco-features that include exterior sun shades; a green roof that absorbs rainwater, reflects heat, and sequesters greenhouse gasses; and solar photo-voltaic panels […]

The Green Dorm Room Project

The Liv­ing Lab 1702 project began in Spring 2009 as an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary stu­dio course focused on var­i­ous aspects of sus­tain­abil­ity. The goal was to chal­lenge the stu­dents’ under­stand­ing of sus­tain­able design in order to allow them to artic­u­late a pro­gres­sive vision for a new approach to dorm life. One year later, in August 2010, these […]