This week, Pratt Institute holds its annual Green Week celebration. There will be several free events open to the public, including lectures, informational sessions, and giveaways. Especially of interest to the community may be a few events on Tuesday and Friday of Green Week:
- Tuesday is going to be a FREE HELMET giveaway from the NYC DOT. This giveaway is intended to not only encourage more sustainable and green modes of transportation such as skateboarding and bicycling, but also to encourage keeping your own safety in mind. As good quality, well-fitted helmets can be expensive, the DOT has agreed to distribute and custom fit helmets free of charge! This may be particularly interesting to parents because children's heads grow so rapidly that it often gets quite expensive to keep buying a new helmet every few years. Pratt will be offering all helmet sizes - including toddler! The giveaway is from 11am-3pm in front of Pratt Studios on the main campus located at 200 Willoughby Avenue. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent of guardian present to sign a waiver.
- Additional events on Tuesday include: a performance by a solar-powered band, Solar Punch. They will be performing from 12-2pm in the same location during a ribbon cutting ceremony for newly-installed, student-made bird feeders and bird houses. Light snacks will be served.
- On Fridays, both a Free Market and a Green Market hosted on the campus. From 11am-6pm there will be vendors from various local organizations selling green and sustainable foods. Adjacent to that event will be a Free Market co-hosted by In Our Hearts. This event will include free services, entertainment, and lots of clothing, canned goods, art supplies, etc. All participants should feel free to bring items of their own, and expect to find some treasures to take home with them.
For more detailed and comprehensive information about events going on during Pratt's Green Week, you can visit the website at www.sustainablepratt.org/greenweek