Blue Week 2018

 

To engage with environmental sustainability throughout the year, Blue Week stages a week-long, campus-wide series of events each fall to celebrate the life-giving force of water—fresh and salt, lake and ocean, on the coast and at sea. Blue Week shows respect for this element and the life forms implicated in its wake, including our own. As the pioneering oceanographer Sylvia Earle has said, “The single non-negotiable thing life requires is water.”

Programs encourage the Pratt community to experience water firsthand through the eyes of artists and experts. A beach cleanup draws attention to the detrimental effects of consumer waste on the coastlines we share. Years passed we hiked Harriman State Park and took a swim in one of its lakes. The role of cultural practice and design—film, photography, theatre—in water advocacy is a key component of this event. Underwater photographer Keith Ellenbogen, National Geographic Explorer and marine biologist David Gruber, and Academy-award filmmaker Fisher Stevens are just some speakers who have come to Pratt to explore this theme with us.

Support from student environmental groups at Pratt—including LEAP (Leaders in Environmental Advocacy at Pratt) and EnVirolutions—shows how young people are working to imagine and design the common future of water. Join us!

 

Blue Week 2018 Calendar of Events

 

Sunday, 09.30.2018

  1. Title: Reservoir Clean-Up
  2. Time: 12:00-3:00pm
  3. Location: Muscoot Reservoir (Goldens Bridge Metro North stop on the Harlem line)
  4. Description: Muscoot Reservoir Clean Up sponsored by NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Watershed Agricultural Council. DEP will once again team up with recreational users, school groups, business leaders, environmental advocates, local nonprofits, and our watershed neighbors to help remove litter and recyclables from public recreation areas along water supply reservoirs and streams in the Catskills and Hudson Valley.
  5. For more information and to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blue-week-muscoot-reservoir-clean-up-tickets-49606951728

Monday, 10.01.2018

  1. Title: Water-Inspired Yoga 
  2. Time: 8:00 – 9:00pm
  3. Location: Brooklyn Campus, East Building Room 301
  4. Description: We can experience the planet when we feel the ebb and flow of water in our own embodiment which is predominantly space and fluid. This gentle restorative Yoga class will focus on circular movements to gently lubricate the joints and segue into a guided meditation focusing on the fluid flow of the breath and creating spaciousness in the body and mind. No experience is required.Please wear comfortable clothing.
  5. For more information and to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blue-week-water-inspired-yoga-tickets-50074312617

 

 

Tuesday, 10.02.2018

  1. Title: Water EXPO 
  2. Time: 12:00 – 4:00pm
  3. Location: Brooklyn Campus, Main Lawn (Rain location: Student Union)
  4. Description: Learn about and meet representatives from multiple NYC organizations that focus on water. Every participating group will have a table or tent to show the distinct way in which their organization works with water, waterfronts, and associated communities. We have an exciting line up for mini crash courses taught by water experts. There will be a campus-wide art project, live music, and food!
  5. For more information and to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blue-week-water-expo-tickets-50071657676

 

 

Tuesday, 10.02.2018

  1. Title: Scientific Illustration Workshop 
  2. Time: 8:00pm
  3. Location: Brooklyn Campus, Steuben Hall Room 101
  4. Description: Join Reef Club and Karen Talbot for this exciting art workshop. Please bring your own materials. 

 

Wednesday, 10.03.2018 

  1. Title: Water-Inspired Meditation I
  2. Time: 12:30-1:30pm
  3. Location: Brooklyn Campus, Pratt Chapel
  4. Description: Refresh yourself and dive into Water-Inspired Meditation practices, raising our vibrations in community to benefit self and the planet (open level). Please remove shoes upon entering. Cushions and blankets available.
  5. For more information and to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blue-week-water-inspired-meditation-for-the-planet-tickets-50077894330

 

Thursday, 10.04.2018

  1. Title: Film Bleu Night
  2. Time: 8:00 – 10:00pm
  3. Location: Student Union
  4. Description: Showing Blue Planet II
  5. For more information and to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blue-week-film-bleu-night-showing-blue-planet-ii-tickets-50139382242

 

Friday, 10.05.2018

  1. Title: Panel Discussion: “Changing the Tide on Plastic Pollution”
  2. Time: 12:00 – 2:00pm
  3. Location: Brooklyn Campus, Pratt Library, 3rd Floor Alumni Reading Room
  4. Description: By 2050, it is predicted that there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. What are the opportunities and challenges of “Changing the Tide on Plastic Pollution”? What is needed for collective action to take root: locally, nationally and internationally? What is the role of art and design in this endeavor? Join experts and leading marine advocates in a panel discussion that aims to direct another course beyond single-use plastic, one that relies not only on individual action but on the making of strong institutions.
  5. For more information and to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blue-week-panel-discussion-changing-the-tide-on-plastic-pollution-tickets-49742503166

Friday, 10.05.2018

  1. Title: Water-Inspired Meditation II
  2. Time: 2:30 – 3:30pm
  3. Location: Brooklyn Campus, East Building Room 301
  4. Description: Refresh yourself and dive into Water-Inspired Meditation practices, raising our vibrations in community to benefit self and the planet (open level). Please remove shoes upon entering. Cushions and blankets available.
  5. For more information and to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blue-week-water-inspired-meditation-for-the-planet-tickets-50078185200

 

Saturday, 10.06.2018

  1. Title: Kayaking, Beach Clean-Up, Native Planting, and After Party!
  2. Time: 12:00 – 3:00pm
  3. Location: 3078 Gerritsen Avenue, Brooklyn (Marine Park)
  4. Description: Join us for Blue Week 2018’s last event! Beach clean-up, planting native plant species, and kayaking with HarborLAB! There will be an After party with free food!
  5. For more information and to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blue-week-kayaking-and-beach-clean-up-tickets-50148595800

 

 

 

For more information and updates on events please visit Blue Week 2018 Facebook Event Page!

 

Blue Week 2018 is made possible through the generous support of the following campus partners:

Center for Sustainable Design Strategies (CSDS), Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies (SSCS), Envirolutions, Global South Center, Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment (GCPE), LEAP (Leaders in Environmental Advocacy at Pratt), Reef Club, School of Liberal Arts and Science (SLAS) and Sustainability Coalition.

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