Environmental Consortium of Colleges and Universities

Pace University is the founding institution of the Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities, which is currently comprised of 60 higher education institutions in the Hudson-Mohawk River watershed. The mission of the consortium 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.  Its members pledge a new era of cooperation through a collective contribution of the special skills and talents of faculty from diverse disciplines and institutions across the region. By channeling this extraordinary bank of intellect into innovative education, the Consortium will further advance knowledge and understanding of the region and beyond. Programs of the Consortium utilize the region as an extended laboratory and classroom for multi-institutional, interdisciplinary field courses, research collaborations, campus greening, teacher training for K-12 levels, and cooperative regional studies.