The Pratt Sustainability Center serves as a physical and virtual hub for Pratt’s commitment to educate environmentally and socially responsible citizens. The Center’s core mission is to coordinate and develop resources to further integrate sustainability into the academic experience of all Pratt students.
Teaching and Learning
Pratt is dedicated to the education of the next generation of leaders in sustainable practices. This will serve as a resource for both faculty and students who are dedicated to incorporating sustainability into their practice and curriculum.
In addition to lectures and presentations taking place in classrooms, studios and lecture halls there are events happening across the Institute dedicated to informing the Pratt community around all things sustainability. These include the bi-annual Pratt Earth Action Week which takes place in the Fall and Spring of each academic year.
Leaders across Pratt continue to create and support initiatives that are a model for our local and academic community. The Pratt community, through academic and institutional initiatives, is striving to build new models and systems of sustainable design, production, and operation.
The Pratt community is constantly exploring new ideas, forms, processes, and procedures as part of their creative production. This work is leading to exciting new solutions that address the challenges that our global community is currently facing.
Research is actively taking place across the Institute. Faculty, staff, and students are all engaged in ongoing inquiry into an array of topics around sustainability. This research ranges from academic studies to applied design solutions that tackle real-world problems.
Pratt Earth Action Week, Fall 2020
This Fall’s Pratt Earth Action Week will focus on the ongoing and intersecting crises of climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the racial and social justice protests that have brought into relief systemic inequalities and unsustainable systems.