Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies

Spotlight


Village of Ossining Adopts Energy Policy Authored by Pace University Students

The new Environmental Policy Clinic at Pace University, run by Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, celebrated its first victory when the Village of Ossining Board of Trustees unanimously adopted an energy resiliency policy authored by clinic students.  Read more.




   

Join the conversation on EarthDesk, a blog launched by Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies. Examine and discuss environmental issues, innovations and opportunities from the perspective of a university’s unique role in society: as a hub for critical thinking, a laboratory for testing ways to advance human progress, and an intellectual resource dedicated to nature and community. Read it, comment, follow it, like it, share it!


FoodYou Campaign

Pace Academy’s FoodYou Campaign is about the way that our choices, as individuals and as a society, intersect with the environment. During this 2013-2014 awareness initiative, we will examine some of the many pieces that are set in motion by what we put on our plates. Through events and partnerships, the campaign will broaden the Pace community’s understanding of our global food system.



Pace Students March a Mile to Raise Money for Clean Water in Tanzania

On Saturday, April 20, 2013, one hundred twenty Pace University students marched a mile with buckets of water on their heads to reenact the grueling task thousands in the developing world endure each day to provide water for their families. But the students’ burdens were eased knowing $5,000 would be donated to Engineers Without Borders, Northern New Jersey Professional Chapter, to create a community water well in Islanjandugu, Tanzania. 

Read press release.  Learn more about the water walk.



Pace Academy Appoints its First Consulting Faculty for Academic Affairs

Pace Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Melissa Grigione as its first Consulting Faculty for Academic Affairs. Dr. Grigione will assist Pace Academy with development of academic programming and research fundraising.

Dr. Melissa Grigione is an Associate Professor of Biology and Program Director of the Masters of Environmental Science in Dyson College of Arts & Sciences.  Her research emphasizes conservation biology though a study of wildlife population changes as a consequence of habitat degradation and fragmentation. Read full announcement.

 

Pace Academy's Own Featured in Westchester Magazine's top 8 leaders in Westchester County

John Cronin, Senior Fellow for Environmental Affairs, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies: In addition to changing how we keep our river clean—a project he’s been working on for 40 years—he wants to change the partnerships we enlist to help solve environmental problems.In the past decade, however, Cronin began to formulate different ideas about problem-solving on the environment. He felt that we were “mostly operating under twentieth-century models when twenty-first-century problems need all the talent, all the skills we can muster—no mater where they come from.”
Read more.
 



Andrew Revkin Wins 2nd National Academies Communication Award

Andrew C. 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.

Bestowed jointly by the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine, this year, Revkin has been recognized for pioneering work in online environmental journalism in his New York Times Dot Earth blog.   At Pace University, students in his “Blogging a Better Planet” will be collecting, testing, refining and disseminating ways to make information matter.  Follow (and join) the discussions on Twitter using the hashtag #paceblog.

Pace Press Release



Hudson River Advocate John Cronin Awarded Jefferson Gold Medal

Renowned environmentalist and Pace University Senior Fellow for Environmental Affairs John Cronin was presented with the prestigious Jefferson Award in a ceremony in Washington, DC, on June 21, 2011.  Cronin was honored for a career spanning four decades "on the front line of water quality issues."  The Jefferson Award, now in its 39th year, is named for Thomas Jefferson and was founded by former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis as a "Nobel Prize for public service."

In remarks at the ceremony, Cronin credited folksinger Pete Seeger and Pace University as his sources of inspiration. "When Pete took me under his wing in 1973, he said, 'If we all work together we can change the Hudson River; we can even change the world.' At the time I thought it impossible but his words proved to be the truest I have ever heard. Pace University lives by that credo and has given me the opportunity to reach thousands.  We all stand on the shoulders of giants. I have been privileged to stand on theirs." Read full press release.

Important Dates



11th Annual Conference of the Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities
 

Over a decade ago, the Environmental Consortium was founded on two principles: higher education is essential to our environmental future; and our schools can better serve that mission collaboratively. 

This conference will be an exciting day of exchanging approaches to pedagogy and blue-sky thinking aimed at increasing our individual access to our collective resources while advancing our region as a global center of environmental knowledge and learning.

Pace Academy formed the Consortium in 2004, and serves as the Consortium's headquarters.



Programs


FACULTY SCHOLARS


The Faculty Scholars Program promotes the application of scholarship and research to pedagogy, service, and policy to advance a mutually enhancing relationship between humans and nature.


ENVIRONMENTAL
CONSORTIUM

Pace University is the founding institution and host of the Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities. Pace Academy serves as the Consortium's headquarters and secretariat.  There are over 55 member institutions in the Consortium.

ENVIRONMENTAL DVD LIBRARY

Looking for a compelling documentary or film to complement your course curriculum? Don't have time to hassle with orders and funding? Look no further! Pace Academy's growing library of DVDs and videos is available to Pace faculty.


ENVIRONMENTAL GATEWAY

The Pace University Environmental Gateway is a University-wide resource which provides information and links to Pace's environmental degrees, courses, publications, institutes, international programs and student-focused opportunities. www.pace.edu/environment

GREENPACE


Pace Academy is the lead coordinator of Pace's university-wide sustainability committee, GreenPace. Established by the Office of the Provost in 2008, the committee consists of diverse representatives of the Pace community, including faculty, associate deans, students, alumni, senior administration, service and facility managers, and meets twice a semester to discuss and recommend goals, priorities, and sustainability projects.
www.pace.edu/sustainability



Memberships


Pace Academy underwrites the University’s annual membership to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), and the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE).


Pace University is a member of AASHE - the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and a subscriber to its Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS).   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.


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.