Sustainability at Pace

With a long standing record of innovative environmental programs, Pace University is committed to sustainable practices. Pace has five campus locations ranging from urban to suburban featuring diverse settings with unique opportunities for modeling campus greening initiatives. Through this website, the individual campuses - New York City, White Plains Law School, White Plains Graduate Center, Pleasantville, and Briarcliff - are united to convey information about Pace's policies, sustainable measures already implemented as well as plans for future initiatives.

Understanding Sustainability and the Role of Higher Education The formal definition of sustainability is to meet the needs of today without compromising the needs of the future. Given the breadth and depth of expertise throughout an institution of higher learning, sustainable considerations should be incorporated into all facets of operations and academics. We have a responsibility to lessen our footprint and negative impact on the environment to the greatest extent feasible. In doing so, we hope to help secure a healthy and productive planet for future generations.

Pace University GreenPace website is maintained by Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies.

ENERGY & WATER

Lights, Watts, Action!

Saving energy and water resources will help lessen our impact on the environment while also cutting overhead costs. Read more.



RECYCLING & WASTE REDUCTION

All About the 3 Rs

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Small steps can equate to big leaps in minimizing waste and impact on the environment. Read more.



TRANSPORTATION

Ways to Get Around

Whether you are a resident on campus, or a commuter, available modes of transportation vary. Walk, cycle, drive, ride. There are ways to modify your daily routine to reduce harmful pollution. Read more.
 



DINING SERVICES

Eating Healthy & Sustainably

Dining Services provides the community with life's sustenance to keep us going each day. Sustainable practices in this area can have significant impacts on our health and environment. Read more.



PURCHASING

Reusable, Compostable, Recycled, Paper or Plastic?

Today, there are many options for trading unsustainable products for products that are just as functional but much more ecofriendly. Read more.



GREEN BUILDING & LANDSCAPING

Building for a Future

Campus greening can reduce overhead costs for universities while minimizing harmful pollution and material waste. Beautifying campuses and restoring the ecological health of a campus also has many benefits. Read more.



CAMPUS CULTURE & ACADEMICS

Making a Difference

Staff, students, administrators and faculty are all part of Pace's culture. Learn more about the activities and initiatives that promote awareness, education, and change across Pace's campuses. Read more



STUDENT SUSTAINABILITY SUBCOMITTEE

Campus Life

Learn more about the activities and initiatives that students are engaged in to make their home campus more sustainable. Read more.

Highlights



Pace University is First in Westchester to Earn Sustainability Rating from New Higher Education Reporting System
Pace University is a charter participant in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program.  Pace's first report submission in August 2011 achieved a Bronze rating. GreenPace will be working to improve our rating for the next report. View Pace’s STARS reportRead press release.


 

GreenPace Award

Do you know a person, department, organization, or club that deserves to be recognized for helping to make Pace a greener place?

The GreenPace Award recognizes members of the Pace community for ongoing dedication to developing innovative programs and services that assist Pace in meeting its commitment to sustainable practices. For more information, and to nominate a Pace staff, faculty, student or Pace club, organization or department, go to: www.pace.edu/greenaward.


Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility
Since instituting the Pledge at Pace University in 2009, nearly 3,000 graduating students have taken the Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility. The Class of 2013 will be the fifth class to participate in the Pledge.

The Pledge is purely voluntary. By taking the Graduation Pledge, graduates are engaging in a global effort to actively pursue solutions for a sustainable world, one where we aim to meet the needs of today without compromising the needs of the future.  



Pace University is a member of AASHE - the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. AASHE is a membership-based organization of colleges and universities working to advance sustainability in higher education. Membership entitles each person on our campuses (faculty, staff, or student) access to an array of online resources and numerous opportunities for networking, information sharing, collaboration, and professional development.

All members of the Pace community are encouraged to establish an individual account. Follow this link and create your account. Use your campus email address as your username.

AASHE Bulletin is a free weekly e-newsletter that keeps subscribers up-to-date on the latest news, resources, opportunities, and events related to campus sustainability. Subscribe today!