Sustainability Awareness Week 2020: FIT Hives

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Sustainability Awareness Week 2020: FIT Hives


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, 2020, we invited 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.
Take a look inside FIT’s residence honeybee hives and learn more about the importance of honeybees, with FIT alumnae Michele Sparrow and Sarah Langenbach. Filmed by FIT student Mylea Braun (2023)
After presenting their idea at the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), a team of students installed beehives on an FIT roof. The Honeybee Conservancy, a nonprofit that supports bee populations, has helped maintain them.
FIT’s hives have become part of a “pollinator corridor” that includes Madison Square Park, the Flower District, and the High Line, plant-rich areas that offer good foraging areas for bees. The FIT Hives project contributes to the effort to support the bee population in New York City, and serves as an educational tool, as well.


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