Commitment to Action

FIT Goes Green -- Infusing Sustainability Into Our Culture

Commitment by

Fashion Institute of Technology

In 2009, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) committed to incorporating sustainability into the college's mission of design and design-related business, technology, and the liberal arts. FIT will offer a new MA degree program in Sustainable Interior Environments focused on the principles of integrated sustainable design for human environments and their application through the design process. In addition, FIT will construct green roofs on two academic buildings: the Shirley Goodman Resource Center, and the Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center. FIT will also develop a sustainability curriculum database of best practices, host two student design competitions, enhance sustainability conferences, and organize a green promotional campaign to highlight efforts to reduce energy consumption and waste on campus. FIT's overall sustainability initiatives will be coordinated by a new FIT sustainability council composed of all college constituencies.

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Commitment

FIT Goes Green -- Infusing Sustainability Into Our Culture

Launched

2009

Est. Duration

5 Years

Estimated Total Value

$2,623,600

Region

Europe, Northern America

Countries

ITALY, United States

Commitment by

Fashion Institute of Technology

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Barnes & Noble, ARAMARK Corporation