Earth Month Calendar
Take on the Everyday Activism Challenge
For the month of April, students, staff, and faculty members will be pledging to commit to one personal action – either a daily habit or weekly action – to lessen their contributions to climate change or to have a positive environmental impact – and they’ll be sharing their journey along the way on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the official CCAR blog. Sign up to take the challenge.
Tuesday, April 4
Offshore Wind: Powering Our Future
9:15AM-10:15AM, Environmental Classroom
Sierra Club volunteer Sarah Smiley will present Sierra Club’s campaign to achieve a large-scale offshore wind power program in New York. Learn why offshore wind is key to transitioning our state from fossil fuels to renewable energy, and how New York has the potential to be a national leader in the industry. An activist with Sierra Club’s NY Beyond Coal campaign, Sarah will talk about the importance of grassroots mobilization to affect policies that will fight climate change and create a cleaner, more resilient energy system.
Wednesday, April 5
Environmental Protection Under President Trump and Congress: Perspectives for Students - CANCELED. TO BE RESCHEDULED.
Join Pace University’s Professor for the Environment, Nicholas A. Robinson for a presentation about the implications of the new administration’s policies with regard to environmental issues. Professor Robinson, a professor at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law, has developed environmental law since 1969, when he was named to the Legal Advisory Committee of the President’s Council on Environmental Quality.
Inhabit | Environmental Film Series
12:15PM-2:15PM, Miller M11
Inhabit explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design process called 'Permaculture'. Permaculture is a design lens that uses the principles found in ecosystems to help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative. PIZZA WILL BE SERVED. For more information, contact Sam Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, April 6
Birds of Prey
9:30AM-10:30AM, Nature Center Pavilion
Join James Eyring, Assistant Director of the Dyson College Nature Center for an unforgettable event with hawks, owls and falcons. Learn about the role these predators serve in a healthy natural community and the Nature Center’s work with birds of prey. Be prepared as several of these raptors zoom past you in free flight! Cancellation is possible if rain or inclement weather is predicted. For more information contact James Eyring at email@example.com or 773-3169.
Sustainability: Are We the Problem or the Solution?
10:00AM-11:45AM, Miller M36
Saturday, April 8
Setters Service Day
12:00PM-3:30pm, Meet at the Environmental Pavilion
Monday, April 10
1:30PM-3:15pm, Environmental Classroom
Did you know approximately one third of all the food Americans eat is directly or indirectly derived from honeybee pollination? Learn more about these amazing creatures and some the environmental issues that have decimated honeybee populations. The program will begin with the award winning documentary “Silence of the Bees” explaining some of the reasons bees are in trouble followed by demonstrations by beekeeper DJ from Bedford Bee Honeybee Service, and our own James Eyring. Joining DJ and James will be thousands of Pace honeybees from our apiary.
Wednesday, April 12
11:30AM-12:30PM, Meet at Environmental Classroom
Get outside for some exercise while enjoying the natural beauty on campus! James Eyring will lead us on a hike through the Fitness Trail. This is the wooded area at the back of the Pleasantville campus, which consists of several hills and is surrounded by many varieties of plants and wildlife. Appropriate clothing would be hiking boots or sneakers, long pants and layers according to weather/temperature. Sunscreen and drinking water is also suggested. For more information contact Kathi Reczek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, April 13
NATURE Club Tree Planting
Time TBA, Nature Center Pavilion
Join Members of the Environmental Club for their annual tree planting ceremony.
Water Cooperation and Conflict: The Local and Global Challenge
8:00AM-5:00PM, Schimmel Theater, New York City Campus
This one-day conference will include prominent keynote speakers and panels covering water resilience at the local scale, national issues and politics, and global water challenges and solutions. For more information, visit www.pace.edu/water.
Monday, April 17
1:30PM-2:30PM, Environmental Classroom
Poet Ira Joe Fisher author of Songs From An Earlier Century, Some Holy Weight in the Village Air, and Remembering Rew --- will share his own poems and those of others as Pace turns green with hope as part of our 12th “Earth Month” celebration.
Tuesday, April 18
9:30AM-10:25am, Environmental Classroom
Drawing from her book, Dangerous Digestion, Professor Melanie DuPuis, PhD, will talk about the ways in which fear of bacteria – germs – have affected our ideas about social change. A world in which we treat bacteria as allies can lead humans to better ways to ally with each other as well.
Wednesday, April 19
Dr. David O'Connor, the Permanent Observer of IUCN to the United Nations, will be giving a talk titled, Sustainable Development Goals: How to Achieve and Sustain Momentum towards their Achievement in All Countries? Dr. O'Connor also works as 'Sustainable Economist' at the World Resources Institute (WRI), a leading think tank based in Washington, D.C. He is involved in supporting implementation of the SDGs and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development agreed by world leaders in September 2015. The discussion is open to everyone and refreshments will be served at the end of the program.
Nature Center Open House
11:00AM-3:00PM, Dyson Nature Center
Visit the Dyson College Nature Center! This amazing on campus nature center is an oasis of nature and animals. Come and explore our nature trails, view our gardens, watch the activity at our songbird feeding station, visit the animals and come watch our new baby chicks hatch! Activities will be scheduled from 11:00am-3:00pm and will include tours and animal presentations. Refreshments made with honey from our bees will be available!
Thursday, April 20
The Human Scale | Environmental Film Series
3:30PM-5:30PM, W514, One Pace Plaza
50% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. Today we face peak oil, climate change, loneliness and severe health issues due to our way of life. But why? The Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has documented how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way, which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account. PIZZA WILL BE SERVED. For more information, contact Sam Miller at email@example.com.
Friday, April 21
8:45AM-10:30AM, Kessel Multipurpose Room
Pace NYC Student Visit Day
11:00AM-3:00PM, Nature Center
Monday, April 24
Nature Photography at the Park
1:20PM-3:20PM, Environmental Classroom
Join students from a class titled Nature Exposed to take photos at Rockefeller State Park. From 1:20-2:00 there will be a brief presentation in the classroom highlighting basic techniques of nature photography. At 2:00 we will board a bus and head a few miles down the road to Rockefeller State Park where we will spend our time engaged in nature photography. Bring your camera and any equipment you may have! We will be back on campus by 3:20. Please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, April 25
Protecting the Red Rock Wilderness
10:00AM-11:00PM, Dyson 105
Join Travis Hammill for a slide presentation on protecting the iconic Red Rock Wildernesses of southern Utah. Mr. Hammill works for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) and travels to parts of the country engaging with people to protect these public lands for recreation and preservation. The landscape of southern Utah is home to precious and endangered wildlife, stunning vistas, and the awe-inspiring remains of prehistoric cultures. Unfortunately many of these treasures remain unprotected, open to oil and gas leasing, tar sands production, and damage from off-road vehicles. The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance has been working with organizations across the country, to protect these lands for the past 30 years.
Wednesday, April 26
Nature Exposed Photo Show
2:30PM-3:30PM, Mortola Library
Students from a class titled Nature Exposed will be showing their photographic work exploring “Man’s Intrusion into Nature”. Selected photos will be mounted and hung in the Mortola Library for public viewing. Join us for an opening reception with refreshments.
Golden Key Flower Planting with Lambda Sigma
3:30PM, Gottesman Room Patio (outside), Kessel Student Center
In honor of Earth Month, Golden Key International Honor Society and Lambda Sigma Honor Society will be using their green thumbs by planting flowers around the official Golden Key and Lambda Sigma Tree right outside of Kessel Student Center. Co-sponsored with Lambda Sigma Honor Society. For more information, contact Chris Walther at email@example.com.
6:30PM-7:30PM, Nature Center Pavilion
Thursday, April 27
Take Our Children to Work Day
11:00AM-11:45AM, Nature Center Museum
Bring your child to join Assistant Director James Eyring for a close encounter with some of the resident animals at the Nature Center. James will provide an up close view of some of our reptiles, birds and mammals.
Earth Month Reception and GreenPace Awards
4:00PM-5:00PM, Environmental Center Classroom
Celebrate with all those who made Earth Month a success. The winners of the GreenPace Awards will be honored.
Friday, April 28
Breakfast with the Birds
7:00AM-9:00AM, Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Law School Programs
Wednesday, April 19
Annual Lloyd K. Garrison Lecture on Environmental Law presented by Ann Carlson (UCLA)
5:00PM, Pace Law campus
Thursday, April 20
ABA SEER-Pace Environmental Law Review Colloquium: Foundations & Principles for a New Era of Environmental Law
Pace Law campus
Friday, April 21
IRENA: The Global Voice on Renewables presented by Yera Ortiz de Urbina, Senior Liaison Officer, IRENA Office of the Permanent Observer to the United Nations
12:45PM, Ottinger 202, Pace Law campus
Third Annual Earth Day Jam
3:00PM, Pace Law campus
People's Climate March - Pace Contingent
Washington, DC., Information on buses TBA