Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Presidential Elections: Environmentally, Where Does Your Candidate Stand?

        The presidential election is fast approaching and everywhere you turn, there is some sort of political support or slander. Most may already know who they will be voting for on the November 4th Election Day, but even … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Recycling: Terracycle

(In response to a comment posted to the Pratt Envirolutions facebook, this post is dedicated to alternative recycling programs.) TerraCycle is a group of “brigades” which collect items that would otherwise be landfill-bound, because Sanitation cannot handle so many unique … Continue reading

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Recycling Campaign Launches with New Poster

Look for these posters around campus!

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NYU and Sustainability in the City

  Just a short subway ride away from Pratt is New York University, a fellow NYC university dedicated to reducing their environmental impact . NYU GREeN is the sustainability program located on campus that tackles the environmental issues and is … Continue reading

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I Reduce the Sanitation Department’s Fuel Consumption. What Am I?

Have you ever seen those big, black bins at Union Square—the ones that might be garbage cans, but look just as much like…a portal to a fantasy land? Or perhaps you have seen them in your hometown—be it Boston, Chicago, Philly, Salzburg, … Continue reading

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Nathan Zhang’s Brand Nu Project

On Monday, Nathan Zhang came to my Sustainability Core Seminar class (taught by the very knowledgable Carl Zimring, formerly the Sustainability Studies founder at Roosevelt University).  I really had no idea what to expect– Carl had told us that there … Continue reading

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Recycling Everywhere but Pratt

Although Pratt may not pre-sort its recyclables from trash, there are plenty of other places that do. This week, new Envirolution-ers Katie Curto, Olga Lebedeva, and I researched what we thought were effective ways of recycling. We discovered that there … Continue reading

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