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"Above the Law" featured the Elisabeth Haub School of Law in " Law School Eliminates Plastic from Campus to Promote Sustainability"

08/23/2018

"Above the Law" featured the Elisabeth Haub School of Law in " Law School Eliminates Plastic from Campus to Promote Sustainability"

What is Your Law School Doing to Save the Planet?

Each and every day, we all play a small role in destroying our one planet. Believe it or not, our actions are plotting the Earth’s demise. Luckily, efforts to promote sustainability have caught on across the country and around the globe, and some American law schools have moved forward with their own measures to make their campuses greener and reduce waste.

For example, the Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law recently announced that the administration has decided to eliminate plastic waste from its campus. Pace Law will no longer supply non-reusable plastic water bottles, plastic straws, disposable plates, or plastic cutlery to its students. Here’s some additional information from the school’s press release:

Beginning this week, the Law School will use paper straws instead of plastic and students will use china and metal flatware in the cafeteria. In addition, at all of its programs, the school will not use paper or plastic products and will provide water-filled bubblers rather than individual plastic water bottles.

“For decades, the Elisabeth Haub School of Law has been a pioneer in the field of environmental law and home to a nationally recognized environmental law program,” said Dean Horace Anderson. “I am so pleased that today, we are ensuring that we continue to lead the way by taking important measures to ensure that our campus is more sustainable than ever.”

“Plastic pollution is one of the most urgent environmental issues facing our planet. It is estimated that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight,” said Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law Jason Czarnezki. “The Law School is taking a first and necessary step to help confront this crisis and enact more sustainable practices.”

Not only is Pace going to try to help the environment by reducing its campus plastic use, but the law school is going to use energy efficient dishwashers in its cafeteria, install new recycling bins, and convert all campus water fountains to water filling stations by 2019. Everyone on campus is encouraged to use re-usable water bottles.

Congratulations to Pace Law on its efforts to increase campus sustainability! What is your law school doing to become more sustainable?

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Westchester Magazine: "13 Life-Changing College Programs In Westchester"

03/09/2015

Westchester Magazine: 13 Life-Changing College Programs In Westchester

These local programs offer a chance to invest wisely in their kid’s education (while still keeping a close eye on them).

Westchester Magazine featured Pace among ten institutions of higher education in Westchester that offer life changing college programs.

In an article by Alyson Krueger, Pace's Healthcare Management program in Lubin and Environmental Studies and Science in Dyson were among the top programs.

From Westchester Magazine:

Healthcare Management Program

The healthcare industry in our country is more complicated than ever. Because of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the number of people participating in our healthcare system has increased, and there are various new demands to meet. Enter: Pace University. Its healthcare management students are being trained to bring fresh eyes to healthcare’s most urgent problems.

While many schools consolidate their healthcare management program into one school, the leadership at Pace believes students need more varied perspectives in order to be effective. Thus students in the Healthcare Management Program participate in the University-wide core curriculum (aimed at teaching students to think critically) and also take required courses as students in the Lubin School of Business in addition to their healthcare-management concentration.

Armed with this training, Pace students secure more internships in the New York metropolitan area than students from any other undergraduate healthcare program, notes the program’s director, Patrick McGuigan—and that leads to jobs.

Department of Environmental Studies and Science

Graduates of Pace University’s Department of Environmental Studies and Science have landed jobs at the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Smithsonian, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They are politicians, biologists, chemists, food psychologists, rainforest advocates, and farmers. They are people with a passion for protecting the environment. And they are people with jobs. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of environmental scientists is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all other occupations.

When Pace’s environmental studies program was founded in 1996, it was one of the first environmental programs in the country. Since then, other schools have copied it, but Pace remains one of the leaders. Why? First, the program is interdisciplinary. Students take science courses alongside politics, ethics, law, anthropology, and sociology classes. And as a flagship program, it has an immense amount of resources. 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.

As a fun bonus, Pace University is the first institution to celebrate Earth Day for the entire month of April.

Read the full article here: http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Westchester-Magazine/March-2015/13-Life-Changing-College-Programs-In-Westchester/