I’m a second year MS Communications Design student at Pratt. I’m from Northern NJ. Given the current state of affairs on the planet, I feel compelled to do what I can to help make the future of our environment a better one. Pratt Institute is a perfect place to start this and I’m very happy to be a part of Envirolutions.
Hi, I’m Anna and I’m a third year Industrial Design major from CT. Before I came to Pratt, I won the Milton Fisher Scholarship in 2010 for collecting crayons from my community, recycling them, and giving them to local art rehab programs and children’s daycares in the area. I joined Pratt Envirolutions so that in the future, I can take the knowledge and experiences from our club to help me incorporate sustainability into my designs, in the hopes that I may inspire even just one person to change their lifestyle for the better.
My name is Carina. I’m a sophomore Interior Design major and I’m from New Jersey. I think being sustainable should be a part of our daily lives and it is something I will focus on in my design career. I hope to get other students to see how easy it is to integrate into our lives.
I’m Amira, and I hail from New Jersey. To me, caring for the environment through sustainable practices such as recycling and responsible manufacturing are analogous to keeping one’s room clean. If you don’t do it, not only with others think less of you, but the environment (no pun intended) you live, work and play in will be unpleasant and ugly. I
believe that keeping sustainable practices for the Earth not only benefits the environment around us, but also increases the quality of our lives.
Hi, I’m Katie, a freshman Industrial Design major from Hamilton, NJ. In my high school I was president of the environmental club where our major concern was recycling. I would like to continue to educate others on the importance of sustainable living and in the future I hope to be able to create environmentally conscious designs with the knowledge that I am gaining from Envirolutions.
Hi, I’m Minjee, a freshman Industrial design student from Korea. I am interested in sharing my experiences from living in four different countries to improve the recycling system at Pratt. I hope to learn practical and local environmental problems through working as an Envirolutions member.
My name is Olga and I hail from Brooklyn. I hope to major in Industrial Design after my Foundation year. I am happy to have joined Envirolutions because I am interested in how we can creatively make the Pratt community conscious of its environmental impact. For me, a successful solution is one that can be criticized, meaning that the public is attentive and that each improvement is a chance to learn and evaluate.
Hi, I’m Linnea Ryshke, a freshman painting major. My interest in Envirolutions sparked primarily from taking a Environmental Science class senior year of high school and realizing how naive I was, and still am, about my footprint in the earth. I became empowered to do what I can to make that impact more positive. By being vegan, by painting about how I see our relationship with the earth should be, and by being apart of Envirolutions, I do what I can to extend this expanding awareness.
Hey I’m Tonya, a junior interior design student from Rochester, NY. I hope to get a degree in sustainability and environmentalism at some point in my career in order to become a more specialized and earth-friendly designer. Envirolutions brings an extra bit of happiness to my life every week and contributes to my work as a design student!
My name is Laura and I am from Salt Lake City, Utah. I am a junior in the Industrial Design major at Pratt Institute. I grew up surrounded by mountain ranges and wildlife, and discovered how precious they are. I’m interested in ecologically-friendly and sustainable practices in every day life because I believe it is our responsibility to preserve these places, and to make less of an impact on the earth. Being apart of Envirolutions has helped me do so.
Hi! I’m Kate. I’m a junior in Interior Design at Pratt. I’m part of the Envirolutions team because we need to give this world some love. Treat her right and we won’t fight!
I am currently a Senior in the Industrial Design program at Pratt. I have acted as the club Secretary, and have been part of Envirolutions since my arrival to Pratt Freshman year. This year I hope to head the Recycling campaign and help set up more recycling recepticles around campus so that our post-sorting trash service, 5-star, is more effective in their efforts.
Hello! My name is Ashely and I’m a junior interior design student from Taiwan. I believe it’s important for our generation to be aware of sustainable practices and Envirolutions is a great place to start spreading the knowledge. In the future I hope to practice and promote sustainable design.
I am a faculty member in the Math and Science Department, where I teach courses in ecology and evolution. Being the advisor to Envirolutions meshes perfectly with my teaching and research interests, which focus on ecological and evolutionary sustainability, animal (including human) behavior, and how cooperation evolves. I am proud to support the work of the dedicated student members of Envirolutions.
Hailey came to Pratt from a small town in New Hampshire, where she was a major in the Industrial Design department. She was the President of Envirolutions for two years (2010-2011). Hailey spearheaded a variety of projects that improved the environmental awareness of Pratt students, faculty and the overall community, helping develop positive sustainable behavior as well as teaching to incorporate “green” knowledge in each student’s designs. In 2012, she won the “Creating Sustainability Reward” at the 34th Annual Student Affairs Leadership Awards.
Angela, originating from Taiwan and Vancouver, majored in Industrial Design. She was the Vice President of Envirolutions for two years (2010-2011), and helped work on the green container and materials exchange projects.
Pamela was a painting major who served for three years as the Student Government Chair of Sustainability and a member of Envirolutions. She played a key role in bringing new recycling bins — purchased by the Student Government Association — to Pratt’s campus. In 2012, she won the “Creating Sustainability Reward” at the 34th Annual Student Affairs Leadership Awards.