GCU NY hosts Nike’s Materials Matter for Climate Change event

20 October 2015

GCU NY hosts Nike’s Materials Matter for Climate Change event

Materials Matter for Climate Change event

GCU New York welcomed Nike, Inc. and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Climate CoLab to the campus to discuss strategies to reduce the textile industry’s environmental impact.

The event, Materials Matter for Climate Change, was hosted by Hannah Jones, Nike’s Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President Innovation Accelerator, and focused on disruptions to material production that can reduce the textile industry’s environmental footprint.  

As part of Nike, Inc.’s strategic focus to reduce its environmental footprint and enable business growth, the company is committing to reach 100 per cent renewable energy use in company-owned and operated facilities by 2025, and is also collaborating with MIT’s Climate CoLab to help bring innovation in materials to the industry.

At the event, Nike launched The MIT Climate CoLab Materials Challenge, which seeks revolutionary ideas on engaging industries, designers and consumers in valuing, demanding and adopting low-impact fabrics and textiles. Submissions are open until January 29 and contestants will compete for a $10,000 prize.

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