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

BioEthics Forum XXIII: The Great New York Power Shift
10:15am Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center, PLV


How will New York be powered in 2050? Join Sigma Xi and Pace Academt for Applied Environmental Studies to discuss today's viable paths toward a system that is low carbon, efficient, and resilient. The expert panel, Karl Rabago (Pace Energy and Climate Center), Mark Jacobson (Stanford University, The Solutions Project), and Andrew Revkin (Pace University, The New York Times' Dot Earth Blog) will discuss what solutions will make New York’s energy more resilient, efficient, economical, and sustainable?

The event will also be available live online. Free and open to the public. More information here.


Reconceptualizing the Future of Environmental Law

The Pace Environmental Law Review invites you to join environmental law professors, practitioners, and students for this crucial conversation on redefining the field of environmental law. The Symposium focuses on the continued expansion of environmental law into distinct areas of the law, requiring an increasingly multidisciplinary approach beyond that of traditional federal regulation. Free and open to the publicRegister online.

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,

Dyson College Announces New Environmental Studies and Science Department to be Led by Chair Dr. Melanie DuPuis

Dyson College is pleased to announce the founding of the Environmental Studies and Science (ESS) department and the selection of Dr. Melanie DuPuis, formerly of UC Santa Cruz, as the new department chair. The ESS department consolidates all the existing environmental programs under its banner, offering a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Environmental Science, and a new Master of Arts in Environmental Policy that will be available in fall 2015. The new department will serve as an important venue for fostering and extending Pace University’s overall environmental activities and reputation. 

Read the announcement here.

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.

Pace Was Part of History at People's Climate March

Pace Academy and the Center for Community Action and Research called on Pace University students, staff, and faculty at every campus to join the largest climate march in history.  See photos from the march on Pace Academy's FB page.

Pace University Environmental Center Awarded2014 Best Volunteer Friend by Friends of Westchester County Parks

Pace University Environmental Center has been an active Adopt-A-Park participant, donating many hours of sweat equity to the Bronx River Reservation and has hosted numerous "Conversations on Conservation" that bring good science to the conservation practices of Westchester County.

Pace Students Traveled 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.