Pratt Institute Symposium: ENVIROmetal: Jewelers Mining for Solutions

Pratt Institute is hosting an all day symposium addressing the most current and vital ethical, sustainable and environmental issues facing the jewelry field today.

The event is open to industry and studio professionals, and students.

ENVIROmetal: Jewelers Mining for Solutions

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 9:30am-4pm

reception 4-5pm

Pratt Institute Higgins Hall Auditorium, Brooklyn NY

SPEAKERS

Christina Miller, Ethical Metalsmiths - metal mining and recycling

Genevieve Ennis Hume, Hume Atelier - sustainable gold and diamond mining

Carolyn Schaeberle, Pratt Institute's Center for Sustainable Design Studies - alternative materials sourcing and lifecycle analysis

Monique Péan, Monique Péan Jewelry - philosophy and experiences running a socially conscious, eco-friendly fine jewelry business

Anna Bario & Page Neal, Bario-Neal Jewelry – a practical model for running a successful business with a focus on sustainability

Brian Weissman and Erin S. Daily, Brooklyn Metalworks - how to set up a healthy, safe and environment friendly shop

Pre-registration required

http://envirometalsymposium.eventbrite.com

for more information contact jewelry technician Alexia Cohen acohento@pratt.edu

or jewelry coordinator Patricia Madeja pmadeja@pratt.edu





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