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Earth Week Celebration: April 22–29, 2022

Join us for a week celebrating the Earth and our student and campus efforts in sustainability. Many events are for the FIT community only. RSVP using the links below. Find additional events and resources as well as links to the activities listed below on the FIT Student Government Sustainability Committee's Linktree page.

FIT Impact 

Students and a faculty member discuss their projects around sustainability in this playlist.

Video 1: 
Undergraduate Student Highlight:
Idil Bayik, Sustainability Council Student Member, Fashion Design '23
Project: Genspace Scholars Program

Video 2:
Grad Student Highlight:
Hillary Higginbotham, Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice 
Project: Independent Study, World Dress and Textiles in Museum Collections

Video 3:
FIT Student Success and Operations Highlight:
Angela Brown, Associate Director,  Residential Life, FIT
Project: Sustainability Grant Winner, Urban Edible Garden


 
Video 4:
Faculty/Staff Highlight
Steven Ceraso, Display and Exhibit Design, School of Art and Design
Project: Sustainability Grant Winner, Precious Plastic Machinery  

 

Monday, April 25

Student Sustainability Booth

Noon–2 pm, Dubinsky Center Lobby

The Student Government Association's Sustainability Committee will be promoting the upcoming week’s events,  sharing on-campus sustainability resources, promoting FIT's Sustainability Council, and hosting a plant giveaway. Make sure to stop by for more information!

Tuesday, April 26

Green Space Tour/Garden Cleanup

1–2 pm, Feldman Center Rooftop Garden

Students will have the opportunity to visit the garden on campus, learn about the importance, get involved with GrowNYC, and be able to take home a small plant to bring some life into their living space.

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Documentary Screening

All day, FIT Dining Hall

Come join us for a screening of the documentary Food for the Rest of Us, a film that follows the story of four individuals who use food to lead a revolution for a better future.

Wednesday, April 27

Earth Things First Panel with Graduate Fellows

5–6 pm, Virtual 

The director of the DTech Lab and FIT Graduate Fellows will be speaking about sustainability and how they prioritize it in their projects, work, and personal lives. 

Webex Meeting

Thursday, April 28

Mending and Repair Workshop

1–2 pm, Feldman Center, Room C701, and Virtual

Join Fashion Design faculty and Sustainability Council students for a hybrid workshop where students will have the opportunity to learn and repair a pre-loved garments. 

RSVP

Documentary Screening

All day, FIT Dining Hall

Come join us for a screening of the documentary Food for the Rest of Us, a film that follows the story of four individuals who use food to lead a revolution for a better future.

Friday, April 29

Genspace Scholars Conversation

1–2 pm, Virtual 

FIT x Genspace Scholars will be talking about the projects they have been working on and the details of the development process along with a Q&A session.

RSVP