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This guide is an aid in the research of products and processes toward the objective of sustainable design. Resources highlight the interdependence of social, environmental, and economic responsibility, often referred to as the "triple bottom line" or "three pillar" model of sustainability and distinct from the concept of green design with focus primarily or exclusively on environmental impact.
Social responsibility is used to refer to social equity, health consequences, policies and labor practices of corporations, and the effects of products, processes, and materials on people and their communities. Individuals, communities, and their environments are affected through resource acquisition; manufacture, production, and distribution; installation, use, and maintenance; and end use or disposal life cycle of material
Those interested in sustainability at FIT can join an email list by going to the website and clicking the link: http://www.fitnyc.edu/8598.asp
It is not the intention of this resource to promote or endorse any one designer or source of information.
FIT has a number of initiatives to promote sustainability both on and off campus. More information on some of these initiatives may be found at
• Tech-FIT - Advancing Design-Related Technological Education: A Three-Way Partnership. This NSF-ATE project, led by Karen Pearson (PI) and Elaine Maldonado (Co-PI), has been designed to better prepare FIT graduates to meet new industry demands for the design, development, and manufacture of green and sustainable products. Find out more about how the project is focused on motivating students at the college, 85% of whom are female, to persist in the study of science and to improve their skills.
• Look for FIT’s Annual FIT Sustainability Conference TBA
Freecycle Art Supplies Old art supplies, foam core, fabric, paper, mat boards, wallpaper, markers, pencils, etc., can be brought to Room A739 of the Department of Student Life to share with the FIT community. Contact Professor J. Philip Milio for more information.
• Sustainability at FIT SustainabilityatFIT was established by Arthur Kopelman, PhD in conjunction with the FIT Sustainability Group, a forerunner of the current Faculty Senate Ad-Hoc Sustainability Committe, to inculcate the concepts of sustainability into all aspects of what we do at FIT. Those interested can join an email list by going to the website and clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.
• FIT Sustainability Council The Sustainability Council was established by the Office of the President to develop and foster sustainability initiatives throughout the FIT community. Grazyna Pilatowicz and Robert Vassalotti, Co-Chairs.
• FIT Faculty Senate Committee on Sustainability The committee's responsibilities are
• Sustainable Design Club at FIT Seeks students interested in developing ideas and supporting projects, discussions or speakers. Marlene Middlemiss & Georgia Kalivas firstname.lastname@example.org are co-faculty advisors. Email Sus_Design@fitnyc.edu for information.
• UNWANTED MAIL: Identify the mail you wish to stop receiving and contact Patrick Watson Patrick_Watson@fitnyc.edu 7-4764 at the Mail Center for more information.
MaryAnn Sorensen Allacci,PhD, Interior Design Department
Arno Kastner, Assistant Professor-Librarian & Sustainable Design Faculty Liaison
Lana Bittman, Assistant Professor-Head of Electronic and Serials Resources, Gladys Marcus Library
Special thanks to Helen Lane, Head of Research & Instruction Services for her guidance in constructing the guide.
The creation and development of this guide is supported by FIT Faculty Development Grant program and funding by the FIT President's Sustainability Council.
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