Library Professional Development Day: "Go Green: Eco City Living"

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Library Professional Development Day: "Go Green: Eco City Living"
Contributor Names
Reyes, Andrea
Fiteni, Beth
Debar, Priscilla
Scherling, Laura
Kasper, Jeff
Louie, Rebecca
Haner, Andrew
St James, Tara
The FIT Library's 2018 Professional Development Day was "Go Green: Eco City Living" and featured guest speakers on a variety of subjects relating to sustainability.
Andrea Reyes is alumni of FIT and has taught in Baruch College and Pace university. She is also the co-founder of A. Bernadette and the chair of the NYC Fair Trade Coalition.
Beth Fiteni is the Executive Director of Green Inside & Out and was a featured speaker at TEDxAdelphiUniversity.
Priscilla Debar is the founder of FAUBOURG; a style and lifestyle destination for the conscious modern woman. At FAUBOURG you'll find fashion-forward clothing and accessories from the most covetable and innovative ethical designers from around the world.
Greenspace NYC is a non-profit collaborative that develops and curates free educational programming, hands-on workshops, and public design projects that encourage dialogue, enliven public spaces, and promote the future of a more equitable and sustainable city.
Rebecca Louie is the author of Compost City: Practical Composting Know-How for Small-Space Living. She is a journalist. beekeeper, and a certified NYC Master Composter.
sun/tect is a full service architectural studio committed to working with a client's goals collaboratively, achieving program and budgetary goals with progressive design.
Andrew Haner has over a decade of experience in architectural design and construction, specializing in commercial, residential, retail, and interiors work. Involved on projects from conception to completion, Andrew consults with clients to determine program needs, prepares budgetary analysis and space planning, executes construction drawing sets, and provides construction administration.
Committed to sustainable design, Andrew became a LEED AP and acted as project manager for L'Oreal USA's first LEED-CI Silver project in New York City while on staff at Allen + Killcoyne Architects. This sensitivity towards environmental considerations continues to manifest itself in every project sun/tect designs.
When not in the studio, Andrew continues to shape the public discussion on architecture and sustainabilty by contributing as a faculty member at local colleges and universities. Andrew is a Registered Architect in New York State and LEED Accredited Professional.
Tara St James is the founder and designer of Study NY, an ethical contemporary womenswear brand based in New York City.
"Here at Study NY, we maintain a transparent supply chain for every step of our products' journey. From field to cutting table, every part of a garment's process is carefully examined and controlled to be socially and environmentally conscious. We support sustainable techniques to better the fashion industry and the world. Study NY is defined by conceptual design & sustainability - we want to challenge preconceived ideas of fashion and design. By educating consumers about the craft of making clothing, we hope they will begin to understand what is required of producing a well-made garment that will withstand the test of time. Study NY cuts & sews collections domestically using both ethical fabrics and production methods. We are vocal about our choice to use sustainable and ethical design principles, but we want to be judged the same way all brands are - by strength of design. We want to be as transparent with our customer as possible. Our labels are designed to display all details about our garments - from fiber to manufacturing."
Shortly after starting Study NY, Tara St James, the founder and designer, focused on educating the next generation of designers on the importance of sustainability in design. Tara has taught as a part of FIT's Sustainability Certificate, and has critiqued and lectured at Parsons, Pratt and FIT. Currently Tara is working as Production Coordinator and Research Fellow in the Sustainable Strategies Lab for Pratt's Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator.
Moving Image
Fashion design
Green technology
Sustainable design
Social responsibility of business
Greenspace NYC
Political participation
Social groups
Sustainable architecture
Architecture--Environmental aspects
Sustainable buildings
Recycled products
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