Here are the meeting minutes from January 29, 2015.  Thank you, to those who were able to attend!

2015 Greenweek 03.28.15 – 04.03.15 

“Mitigation, Adaptation, Resiliency”


 1.    Next Meeting:  February 26th, 2015; 12:30-2pm

a.     Pratt CCPD (East Building 001)


 2.    Green Week 2015 Event Matrix (please see below)

a.  Please review the event you are sponsoring for any edits needed

b.  Event details need to be confirmed by February 10th 2015

c.  To do so, email all event details (title, date, time, location, contact, funding requests) to tohara@pratt.edu


 3.    Opening Reception:  Monday, March 30th, 12:30-2pm

a.     Terian Gallery

b.    Member in charge:  Tetsu

c.    Speaker:  Tom Schutte, Pratt Institute President?


 4.    Closing Reception:  Thursday, April 2nd, 4-6pm

a.    Higgins Hall Lobby

b.    Member in charge:  Jaime

c.    Speaker:  Peter Barna, Pratt Institute Provost?


 5.    Steering Committee:  Progress on Proposals

a.    Preparing a proposal

b.    Working on larger submission for more Sustainability Coalition support at Pratt

c.    Generating an infographic to show Coalition History at Pratt



Green Week Basement Display cases still available: We still have quite a few Main Building basement display cases available from March 20 – April 10.   Please let Alice Zinnes (azinnes@pratt.edu) know if you’d like any, and if so, how many, what you’d be displaying (i.e. poster, paintings), what your department/organization and email address are.


Case size: The glass frames of each display case are 40″ tall x 33.5″ wide.  The interior of the cases are slightly larger: 42″ tall x 35.5″ wide x about 2″ deep.  The main wall has 10 cases; across from that are 4 cases, and just beyond, kind of around the corner, are 4 more cases.


Volunteers are needed to help hang the exhibitions in the basement display cases and student union.  The display cases can be hung either Friday, March 20 from 5:30-7:30, or Saturday afternoon, Mach 21, depending on which time-slot more people volunteer for.  Please let Alice Zinnes (azinnes@pratt.edu) know if are able to help.



Mitigation, Adaption, Resiliency

Greenweek 2015

 03.28.15 – 04.03.15

Presented by Pratt Sustainability Coalition + Sponsored by CSDS


One Day Special Event:

Workshop: “Sustainability Crash Course”

Sat. Mar. 28, 9AM – 5PM

Engineering Building

Registration: CSDS.pratt.edu

Contact: csds@pratt.edu


All Day Weeklong Events:

Green Week Postcard Competition

Theme: Mitigation, Adaptation, Resiliency – Prizes!

Feb. 26 – Mar. 27, All Day

Prize Ceremony:  Apr. 3, 1:00-1:30, in front of Basement Display Cases

Submit postcard to NYPIRG + Student Activities Office,

Main Bldg. Basement

Contact: azinnes@pratt.edu


Postcard Competition Exhibit +

Green Week Information Center

Mar. 23 – Apr. 10, All Day

Main Bldg. Basement Display Cases

Contact: azinnes@pratt.edu


Climate Justice Ribbon Tree

All Week Long


Contact:  Rose Barone, rbarone@nypirg.org


School of Architecture Green Week Exhibit

Rotterdam + Pratt– Lobby

Designing Dorm– Pit

Mar. 31 – Apr. 3, All Day

Higgins Hall Lobby + Pit

Contact: mbrunzem@pratt.edu,

jstein9@pratt.edu + bporter@pratt.edu


Interior Design Green Week Exhibit

Undergrad + Grad Design Work

Mar. 28 – Apr. 3, All Day

Pratt Studios 2nd Floor + Terrain Design Gallery

Contact: tohara@pratt.edu + dschneid@pratt.edu


EDI + Green Week Installation

All Week Long

Main Lawn

Contact:  Natalie Minott, nminott@pratt.edu; Tatiana Fasano, tfasano@pratt.edu


Industrial Design Green Week Exhibit

Undergrad + Grad Design Work

Mar. 31 – Apr. 3, All Day

Pratt Studios 4nd Floor + Terrain Design Gallery

Contact: fmillero@pratt.edu


Sustainability Minor Display

All Week Long

Library (Video Screen in the Lobby Lounge)

Contact:  Carl Zimring, czimring@pratt.edu


Special Events:

Pratt Sustainability Coalition 

Opening Reception

Mon. Mar. 30, 12:30-2PM

Terian Gallery


Envirolutions’ Bottle Giveaway and Installation

Envirolutions is promoting “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle”

April 2nd, 12-12:30pm

Grass/sidewalk across from East Building

Alternate:  Student Union

Contact:  Shaina Garfield, shainagarfield@gmail.com; Megan Lighty, Email: mlighty42@gmail.com


Free Store Art Supply Exchange

March 31, and April 2 union


Contact:  Rose Barone, rbarone@nypirg.org


Climate Change Presentation:  Featuring the artist Brooks Frederick

Wednesday April 1

Where? Crash course?

Contact:  Rose Barone, rbarone@nypirg.org


LEED Panel Discussion

Wednesday April 1st, 2015

Pratt Studios 1st floor, Materials Library

Contact: Michael Adkins, michael.e.adkins@gmail.com; Alina Hoffman, ahoffman01@gmail.com


In Practice:  A panel of alumni working in sustainability

Thursday, April 2nd, 12:30pm-2pm

Alumni Reading Room, Library, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn Campus

Contact:  Brynna Tucker, btucker@pratt.edu; Claire Feinberg, entrepreneurship@pratt.edu


Retro “Green” Film Screening

16mm film screening and discussion on cars/traffic congestion, with commentary by a professor (TBD), Coffee and Cookies served, Brown Bag Lunch

Tuesday, March 31st, 12pm-1:30pm

Brooklyn Library Alumni Reading Room

Contact: jbauma91@pratt.edu  + mportis@pratt.edu



Sewer in a Suitcase

Monday – Friday Lunch:  12pm-1p

Student Union

Contact:  Natalie Minott, nminott@pratt.edu; Korin, korin.tangtrakule@gmail.com


Pratt Sustainability Coalition 

Closing Ceremonies

Thu. Apr. 2, 4 – 6PM

Higgins Hall Lobby