FIT has long attracted students passionate about sustainability, eager to research natural materials and promote earth-friendly practices. This year, students took the driver’s seat in planning the 15th Annual Sustainable Business and Design Conference.
They planned a panel, “A Conversation with Students and Alumni on Utilizing Their Experiences at FIT to Build Future Careers in Sustainability,” to take place on Earth Day, April 22, from 1 to 2 pm. Students and recent graduates will talk about what they learned at FIT and how they are translating their education into a career in sustainability. The confirmed panelists are Annie Law, Advertising and Marketing Communications ’20, and students Mabyani Dutra, International Trade and Marketing; Caroline Levine, Fashion Business Management; and Uyen Truong, Technical Design.
Also, they launched a call for entries for students to share their sustainability-themed projects in their coursework, club or organization, entrepreneurship, activism, or research or case studies. Students can submit work here, and the organizers will spotlight the most promising entries on their Instagram account, @sustainably.aware.fit.
The students involved are: Lauren Breuer, Production Management; Mitchell Henderson, International Trade and Marketing ’20; Katerina LaMorgese, Fashion Business Management; Caroline Levine, Fashion Business Management; Virginia Topete, Fashion Design; Noah Tager, Fashion–Menswear; Julia Flieger, Textile Development and Marketing; and Allison Ko, Fashion Design.