Sunday, March 29, 2009

Get Your Green Fix at Pratt All This Week

This week is Pratt Institute's annual Green Week celebration which includes lots of free events open to the public, including lectures, informational sessions, and giveaways. On Tuesday from 11am - 3pm @ in front of Pratt Studios on the main campus (200 Wiloughby Ave) there will be be a FREE HELMET giveaway from the NYC DOT, encouraging safety and sustainable modes of transport for us residents. This giveaway is intended to not only encourage more sustainable and green modes of transportation such as skateboarding. 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 rap will have all sizes available including toddler! Also on Tuesday from 12-2pm check out a performance by the solar powered band, Solar Punch.

On Friday from 11am - 6pm, there will be both a Free Market and a Green Market hosted on the campus. 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. In the spirit of sustainability, we hope to lengthen the life span of some materials that were prepared to be discarded by their owners from lack of use. 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 click here!

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