Green Week 2014 Events

Green Week 2014 Events

Here is a list of Events Scheduled for Green Week 2014


Greenweek “Collective Convergence”

March 29 – April 4
Presented by Pratt Sustainability Coalition + Sponsored by CSDS


One Day Special Event:

Workshop: “Sustainability Crash Course”

Sat. Mar. 29, 9AM – 5PM
Engineering Building


All Day Weeklong Events:

Green Week Postcard Competition

Theme: Collective Convergence +/or To Frack or Go Green- Prizes!
Feb. 27 – Mar 28, All Day
Submit postcard to NYPIRG + Student Activities Office,
Main Bldg. Basement


Postcard Competition Exhibit +Green Week Information Center

Mar. 31 – Apr. 4, All Day
Main Bldg. Basement Display Cases


School of Architecture Green Week Exhibit

RAMP: Recovery, Adaptation, Mitigation + Planning- Lobby
Designing Dorm- Pit
Mar. 31 – Apr. 4, All Day
Higgins Hall Lobby + Pit
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Christina Porter Memorial Lighting Lab

Open House
Mon. Mar. 31:  9AM- 2PM
Thurs. Apr. 3:  1-5PM
Fri. Apr. 4: 11AM-2PM
Higgins Hall Pit


Green Film Viewing

Projection of Various Green Films
Mon. Mar. 31-Thurs. Apr. 3, Evening
Photos: Undergrad. Student Work: Design of Dorms / Design of Boathouses / Lighting Lab Research / Machu Picchu Sustainable Research / The Color of Pigment and Color of Light / Sustainability on Sweden
Higgins Hall Pit


Interior Design Green Week Exhibit

Undergrad + Grad Design Work
Mar. 31 – Apr. 4, All Day
Pratt Studios 2nd Floor + Terrain Design Gallery
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Eat Your Design Competition

What if your footprint couldn’t be big enough? Submit design ideas for a biodegradable future. Submissions by March 23.
Design an installation based on the concept of systemic biomimicry for the cafe seating area in the Pratt Studios first floor elevator lobby using materials that are fully reusable, recyclable or biodegradable.
Mar. 31 – Apr. 4, All Day
Pratt Studios 1st Floor
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DIY or DIE: Do It Yourself Collection

Image display of do it yourself projects made of found or recycled materials
The Material Library will collect images of do it yourself (DIY) projects using found or recycled materials. The DIY project can be a school project, sculpture, clothing, jewelry, art, product design, anything DIY. The images will be  part of new Material Library’s collection to encourage reusing material instead of throwing them away.
Mar. 31 – Apr. 4, All Day
Pratt Studios 1st Floor Materials Library


Go GREEN with the Pratt Institute Libraries

Highlighting electronic resources with sustainable features, sustainability themed book display + videos
Stop by all week to see green-themed movies on view in the lower-level, the book display on the first floor featuring books on sustainability, and learn about the library’s resources to help with all your environmental research! You can also visit virtually at where the Library’s website will be GREEN all week long and highlighting all our green resources!
Mar. 31 – Apr. 4, All Day
Pratt Main Library
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Special Events:

Pratt Sustainability Coalition Opening Reception

Mon. Mar. 31, 12:30-2PM
Higgins Hall Lobby


Retro “Green” Film Screening

16mm film screening and discussion on nature and preservation of the collection over tea + treats.
Come watch five environmentally-themed 16mm short films from the Pratt Institute Library’s collection.  These vintage “educational” films dating from the 60s, 70s, and 80s are a mix of animation and live action and cover such subjects as waste collection, alternative energies, and the environmental impact of cars and traffic. Among the films is a rare 1977 film Collection and Disposal: A Job for the Birds, a look at garbage collection and collectors in New York City that features fascinating footage of the city in the 1970s.  Learn about 16mm films, the evolution of green thinking, and welcome special guest speaker Carl Zimring!
Cookies and coffee provided. Max. 20 attendees RSVP to
Tues. Apr. 1, 4:30 – 6PM
Pratt Library, Lower Level, Room MMB
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NYC DOT Free Helmet Giveaway

Representatives of the NYC Department of Transportation will be giving away free helmets to dedicated and aspiring bicyclists alike. Make your shift to sustainable transportation safe with one of DOT’s unmistakeable helmets. A perfect accessory for CitiBike users! DOT staff provide a personalized fit, so you must be present in order to receive your helmet. In addition to helmets, the DOT will provide bike maps and other transportation-oriented swag, so stop by even if you do not need a helmet!
Thurs. Apr. 3, 12:30-2PM
Outside East Building, Weather Permitting
Alternate: Student Union


Recycling Survey and Sticker Voting

Thurs. Apr. 3, 12:30-2PM
Outside East Building, Weather Permitting
Alternate: Student Union
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Hatha Yoga + Yoga of Meditation Practice

Bring a yoga mat for 1hr. Hatha Yoga + 20min. Meditation
The Pratt Center for Continuing and Professional Studies Wellness Program (Pratt-CCPS Wellness Program) is pleased to be part of Green Week. Wellness plays an important role in sustainability. We will be holding a free, open yoga and meditation event of one hour and 20 minutes – i.e., one hour of open Hatha Yoga class, followed by a twenty-minute meditation. This event is open to students on any level of yoga and meditation practice. Students must supply their own yoga mat.
Thurs. Apr. 3, 5:30-6:50PM
Student Union
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Social Enterprise Startup Session

This Startup Session will cover the basics of social enterprise.  Learn more about how to develop a business with a triple bottom line.
Fri. Apr. 4, 12:30PM
CCPD Classroom, East Building, RM. 001


Sustaining Practices

Round table discussion with some of Pratt’s celebrated alumni
who have integrated sustainability into their careers.
Join us for a round table discussion with some of Pratt’s celebrated alumni who have integrated sustainability into their careers.  Find out more about how their process and their passion behind it.
Fri. Apr. 4, 6 – 7PM
Terrain Design Gallery


Pratt Sustainability Coalition 

Closing Ceremonies
Fri. Apr. 4, 7 – 8PM
Terrain Design Gallery