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2020 Sustainability Awareness Week

October 5, 2020 - October 9, 2020

logo for Sustainability Awareness Week

Sustainability is a key component of FIT’s mission and is embedded in the college’s curriculum and operations. During virtual Sustainability Awareness Week, from October 5 to 9, we invite our community to learn about recent innovations from leaders in the industry, experience FIT’s efforts to make a positive impact on the earth, and discover new ways to live with a smaller footprint.

Here is a sampling of this week’s virtual events.

Discussions and Lectures

  • Innovation and Circularity alumni panel
  • Challenges, Collaboration, and Circularity panel
  • Fashion as a Vehicle for Change: Why Empowering Women and Artisans Is Key to Sustainability
  • Conversation with BlueSign on cleaning up the textile industry
  • How to make a sustainable difference in your brand
  • The latest about responsive textiles
  • A conversation with Amber Valletta about future materials

Workshops and Interactive Events

  • Virtual green roof tour 
  • FIT Hives tour 
  • Stitch and Mend Workshop: Upcycling Jeans to a Crossbody Bag
  • The Paperless Office workshop

Small-Group Information Sessions

  • Think Big/Clinton Global Initiative University info session for students 
  • Sustainability grants workshops

Most of these events, with the exception of the small-group information sessions, are free and open to the public; for the full schedule and event links, visit fitnyc.edu/saw.

Sponsored by the FIT Sustainability Council.


October 5, 2020
October 9, 2020
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FIT Sustainability Council