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Sustainability Crash Course 2019

Imagine being able to spend one amazing day immersed in learning about sustainable design—and meeting the people who have pioneered new thinking and practices. On Saturday, March 23, 2019, Pratt’s Center for Sustainable Design Strategies will present the 9th Annual Sustainability Crash Course, a day-long series of workshops with a host of experts from Pratt’s sustainable design faculty and elsewhere. With over 20 speakers, it is sure to be a fantastic day of exploration and inspiration!

Session 1: 9:30 am – 10:20 am
1A: Federico Tarditi |  Parley for the Oceans
1B: Brent Porter | Pratt Institute – Progress of Green Roof Design and Construction
1C: Research and Opportunities in the New Landscape of Sustainability
Moderated by Tara St James – Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator
Amanda Grogan – Founder, BF+DA Venture Fellow at Make It Black
Vanessa Siverls – Founder, BF+DA Research Fellow at BUPeriod
Russell Joye – Founder, BF+DA Research Fellow at Mickey’s

Session 2: 10:30 am – 11:20 am
2A: Jennie Romer and Korin Tangtrakul – Plastic Pollution Laws: effective policy and mapping global legislation
2B: Nicole Crescimanno | New York State Director of Our Climate – Winning strong climate policy in New York State: Part 1 of 2
2C: BF+DA: Sustainability, Technology & Culture Change, Richa Agarwal | Managing Director of the BF+DA – Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator

Session 3: 11:30 am – 12:20 pm
3A: Christine Hegel-Cantarella | Professor Western Connecticut State University – Just Sustainability: Sure We Can Brooklyn
3B: Nicole Crescimanno | New York State Director of Our Climate – Winning strong climate policy in New York State: Part 2 of 2
3C: Brandi Merolla | Artist/Activist – Combating Climate Change with Art, Activism and Local Government

Session 4: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
4A: Jodi Shapiro | Associate Curator NY Transit Museum – The New York Transit Museum: Telling the Transit Story
4B: Richard Leigh | Professor, Pratt Institute – Reducing Energy Use in Buildings Through Policy
4C: Sarah Nunberg |Professor, Pratt Institute and/or Matt Eckelman | Professor, Northeastern University – Life Cycle Analysis Library and Beta Tool for Sustainable Cultural Heritage Preservation and Exhibition Practices

Session 5: 2:40 pm – 3:30 pm
5A: Lindsay Reichart & participants | Greene Hill Food Co-Op – Cooperating for a Sustainable Future
5B: The Benefits of Inquiry: Affecting the Impact of Design
Tetsu Ohara, Kat Choate / Daniel Penge, and Tetsu Ohara,
“Presentation by Three Faculty from Sustainable Design Certificate Program”
Kat Choate / Daniel Penge: Processes and Materials, Design Theory & Practice
Tetsu Ohara: Biomimicry & Interior Environmental Quality
Joelle Danant – Program Director
5C: Antonia Saint Dunbar | Co-Founder/CEO, Antonia Saint NY, Co-Founder/Owner, Brooklyn Shoe Factory, Co-Founder/Co-Inventor, THINX and Icon

Session 6: 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Keynote Panel: Making the Green New Deal Actionable in our Community | Presented by LEAP

Registration required.



Saturday, March 23, 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Pratt Institute (Engineering Building)
200 Willoughby Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205 United States