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

Pace Law School to Host Westchester Climate Change Summit

Pace University Law School's Center for Environmental Legal Studies and Federated Conservationists of Westchester County (FCWC) will present an all day conference on Climate Change: its impacts on Westchester, what we are doing about it - and what we should be doing about it. The conference will be co-sponsored by Sustainable Westchester.

Pace Joins People's Climate March

Pace Academy and the Center for Community Action and Research call on Pace University students, staff, and faculty at every campus to join us at the largest climate march in history.  PLV students –let us know you’re coming by 9/19 and we’ll pay your way on the train!  See flyer for details and meet-ups on PLV and NYC campus.

"Shooting Stars and Dancing Fish"

Antonio A. Oposa Jr., Pace Distinguished International Environmental Scholar, will deliver the Kerlin Lecture on Environmental Law on October 1, 2014 at Pace Law School, 5:00pm in the Gerber Glass Moot Court Room. 

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.

Welcome to the Anthropocene: From Global Challenge to Planetary Stewardship

Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and Pace Institute for Environmental and Regional Studies recently hosted the 2014 Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences conference at Pace University NYC. Details and videos at



Pace Students Travel to Brazil to Create Latest Documentary Film

Through onsite research, interviews, and filming, the Producing the Documentary class, taught by Professor Maria Luskay, EdD, and accompanied by New York Times DotEarth blogger Andrew Revkin, developed a documentary that explores how citizens, officials, and companies are working to ensure that the impending burst of tourism accompanying the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics and the frenzy of construction preceding it leaves a positive social and environmental impact on Brazil.  Read more.


Jason J. Czarnezki joins Pace Law School as as the Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law

Pace Law School will enhance its world-class environmental law program with the appointment of Professor Jason J. Czarnezki, an internationally recognized scholar in environmental and natural resources law and policy. Professor Czarnezki comes from Vermont Law School. He is currently the Chair of the Section on Natural Resources Law of the Association of American Law Schools. For more information, see the Pace Law press release.


PHE in Tanzania & International Peace Parks
Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies – with others – has launched its first documentary film. It is a wonderful exposition and application of comparative law techniques (learned at Pace) examining how transboundary “peace parks” work in this troubled region of Africa. Pace Law School J.D. and LL.M. alumna, Elaine Hsiao, was a Fulbright Scholar in Uganda, at Makerere University. She prepared this documentary at the end of her Fulbright, and was screened at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.. 


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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, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies' blog.

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 founded by Pace Law professors  David N. Cassuto and Luis E. Chiesa, along with law student, Suzanne McMillan.

Environmental Policy Clinic

The Environmental Policy Clinic is a program of the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies. Our student clinicians represent governmental and non-profit clients on policy issues that reflect the Academy's special interests in water, animal rights, climate and community sustainability.


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.