Pratt Institute

Endowment Value: $123 million (June 2016)

Pratt Institute is a private college, located in Brooklyn, New York. Pratt Institute has shown strong support for sustainability-related issues at the local and national level, as well as within the art, design, and higher education communities. Pratt was one of the earliest signatories to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (now known as the Climate Leadership Commitments) in 2007. That same year, the Institute accepted New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s 30/10 Challenge to reduce greenhouse gases by 30 percent by 2017. Following the opening of Pratt’s Myrtle Hall, which meets the standard for the U.S. Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification, Pratt was named one of the country’s most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review in 2014. The Institute also has incorporated sustainability education into its academic programming and now offers a minor in sustainability.

 

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