Pace University Environmental Gateway

Welcome to the Pace University Environmental Gateway, a University-wide resource that is your gateway to the diverse environmental offerings throughout Pace's schools and campuses. This website provides information and links to Pace University's environmental degrees, courses, publications, institutes, international programs and student-focused opportunities.

Pace University Environmental Gateway is maintained by Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies.

News, Events & Announcements

OCT 8 - 28: Focus on Nature Film Series at Jacob Burns Film Center

The Focus on Nature film series is happening now through October 28th at Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY with special screenings and discussions.  A Pace student and several professors are featured speakers at several films. 

A limited number of free tickets for Pace students are available.  Contact for inquiries and availability. Once free tickets disappear, students can purchase tickets for any show at a special Pace student rate of $5 at the Burns Film Center box office (subject to availability).

OCT 27: True Partnerships: Best Practices in Collaborations, a Conversation about the Billion Oyster Project

Pace University’s Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship invites you to join them for the third annual True Partnerships discussion on October 27th, 6:00pm in NYC.

Assistant Clinical Professor Lauren Birney, EdD, of Pace’s School of Education and Jon Forrest Dohlin, Wildlife Conservation Society VP and Director of New York Aquarium, will discuss their partnership and the Billion Oyster Project, a unique effort to restore the ecology of New York Harbor through education and engagement of our city’s public school students. The discussion will give attendees insight into effective partnerships among nonprofits and the intricacies of this exciting collaboration.  Details.

Professional Mentoring Program

An extraordinary opportunity is available to juniors and seniors!  The Professional Mentoring Program, offered through Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies at Dyson College, matches interested students with a recognized leader from a diverse choice of fields who has professional or personal experience in environmental affairs. Learn about the successes and challenges that have shaped your chosen mentor professionally and personally. Students with any level of environmental interest are encourage to apply. 

NOW HIRING: Pace University student Eco Reps

In fall 2015 at the Pleasantville campus, GreenPace and the Office of Residential Life are launching an exciting new program for student leaders interested in progressing Pace University’s ongoing goal to operate sustainably.

Applications received before September 4, 2015 will receive primary consideration. This position is paid. Access the full application packet here. For questions, or to submit your application, email Project Coordinator Haylei Peart at

Student Documentary Premieres at Jacob Burns Film Center

Produced by student filmmakers from the award-winning media, communications, and visual arts travel documentary production class, Curaçao’s Coral Challenge: Reviving the Rain Forests of the Sea premiered on the big screen, a first in the history of the class, on May 12, 2015.  The film was followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and their professors.

Watch Curaçao’s Coral Challenge: Reviving the Rain Forests of the Sea online.


Pace's Environmental Studies and Science Named as a Life-Changing College Program In Westchester Magazine

When Pace’s environmental studies program was founded in 1996, it was one of the first environmental programs in the country.  Students now enjoy a new multimillion-dollar complex, which includes a state-of-the-art environmentally friendly classroom building, outdoor classroom and event space, farm animals, a museum, nature trails, and themed gardens to be used as field study labs.   Read more.


Pace University’s new MA in Environmental Policy trains recent graduates, returning students and working professionals to be “practice ready” for a full range of environmental policy careers. The forty-five credit curriculum emphasizes classroom-based skill development, training in the practical policy arts, and experiential learning taught by recognized experts and practitioners in the field. It emphasizes robust academics that lay the foundation for success.  It challenges you to use your newly acquired skills in a chosen area of policy research and analysis. The MEP prepares you for positions in government, non-profit and corporate institutions. Most important, it teaches you how to make a difference in a complex world. For more information, visit the MEP website or contact Dr. Melanie DuPuis,

Pace NYC Art Department Chair Featured in The Brooklyn Rail: Journal on Critical Perspectives on Arts, Politics and Culture

The September issue of The Brooklyn Rail features an interview with Pace's Eve-Andrée Laramée on her artwork and research dealing with art, science and our nuclear legacy. Read the full interview here.

More Environmental News



Animal Rights Blawg

The Animal Rights Blawg focuses on animal law, ethics and policy.  It provides a forum for community and collegiality as well as debate and the exchange of ideas.  It was co-founded by Pace Law professors  David N. Cassuto.

Do you believe water pollution is illegal? Cage-free hens are contented animals? Climate change is threatening the U.S. with more hurricanes? Says who? Based on what? Join the conversation on EarthDesk, the blog of Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment.


GreenLaw is the weblog of Pace University School of Law’s top-ranked environmental law program and aims to provide information, context, and commentary on current events and developments in the field of environmental law. Authored by professors and scholars with specialized expertise in the various aspects of environmental law, GreenLaw covers a broad array of topics – ranging widely from energy usage, sustainability, environmental degradation, climate change, and water shortages to protection mechanisms, targeted initiatives, and new legal developments.

Dot Earth

Andrew Revkin, Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace Academy, and Dot Earth blogger for The New York Times, is one of the most influential and respected reporters on the environment.  He is the first two-time recipient of the  National Academies Communication Award.

Committees and Memberships

GreenPace Sustainability Committee

GreenPace comprises programs and projects stemming from Pace's Sustainability Committee. Initiatives span across campuses and schools. Faculty, staff, and administrators are collectively working to green Pace.

Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities

Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies
spearheaded the formation of the Environmental Consortium in 2004, and continues to serve as its headquarters. Directed by Michelle Land, the Consortium's mission is to harness higher education’s intellectual and physical resources to advance regional, ecosystem-based environmental research, teaching, and learning with a special emphasis on the greater Hudson-Mohawk River watershed.

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Pace University is a member of AASHE - the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

All members of the Pace community are encouraged to establish an individual account and subscribe to the AASHE Bulletin, a free weekly e-newsletter with latest news, resources, opportunities, and events related to campus sustainability.

National Council for Science and the Environment

The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental decision-making.

NCSE specializes in programs that foster collaboration between the diverse institutions and individuals creating and using environmental knowledge, including research, education, environmental, and business organizations as well as governmental bodies at all levels.