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'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.


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.

Careers in Wildlife Conservation

Interested in a career preserving the world’s animal diversity and habitat? Come to the Environmental Center Classroom at Pace Pleasantville on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 12:10pm-1:10pm (pizza lunch included).  Coexisting with regional forms of fauna and flora requires a certain amount of conservation management.  Come and meet wildlife experts from Pace, Teatown Lake Reservation, Mianus River Gorge, and Westchester County Parks for a panel discussion about our connections to wildlife. RSVP to

On Climate Science and Coverage -  What Three Decades Have Taught Us

Join us on Monday, March 30, 2015 at Pace's Downtown Campus for a climate-insider double headliner.

Michael Oppenheimer, a veteran climate scientist, and Andrew Revkin, a longtime climate journalist, take questions from each other and the audience, exploring their learning curves, frustrations and hopes as each confronts his fourth decade working on this epic issue. 5:00pm - 6:30pm in Lecture Hall North. The event is free and open to the public, RSVP to paceacademy@pace.eduRead more.

Learning to Live with the Trickster: Narrating Climate Change and the Value of Resilience Thinking

Please join us for the 2015 Lloyd K. Garrison Lecture on Environmental Law on Wednesday, April 1, at 5:00pm in the Gerber Glass Moot Court Room on the Pace Law campus. Robin Kundis Craig, the William H. Leary Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will explore the ideas of resilience thinking and sustainability in a climate change era, positing that climate change has effectively taken on the role of the mythological trickster for the foreseeable future--the unpredictable force of disruption and chaos that also breeds creativity and evolution--and that both American environmental and natural resources law and American cultural narratives need to learn to accommodate continual surprise.

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.

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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.