This spring, Pace University joined a winning collaboration chosen by New York City Mayor Eric Adams and The Trust for Governors Island that will create a world-leading climate solutions center on the 172-acre island in the heart of New York Harbor.
Pace University students and faculty interested in protecting the planet from climate disasters are being asked to make climate change innovation a priority. To help make that dream a reality, Speedemissions, in partnership with The Front Yard at Pace University, has established the Project Planet U.S.A initiative.
Through the Project Planet U.S.A initiative, environmental entrepreneurs with potential tech solutions geared toward addressing climate change may share their concepts, innovative ideas, or solutions for a chance to win a cash grant in the amount of $15,000 and in-kind professional services consisting of mentoring, public relations, and network connections.
Applications are due by Tuesday, December 19. Up to two winners—individuals or groups—will be selected. Winning entries will retain all product, concept, or idea rights.
About The Front Yard at Pace University: The Front Yard, a cutting-edge educational platform, seeks to develop an advanced "Tool Box" for Pace University's students, alumni, and faculty to support entrepreneurial and innovative ideas by establishing connections with companies and organizations to foster term long-term relationships, joint ventures, partnerships, and sponsorships.
About Speedemissions: Founded in January 2001, SpeedEmissions has conducted over 2.5 million vehicle emission inspections and 1.25 million vehicle safety inspections, pioneering the "Vehicle Test, Only" store model to prioritize customer service and inspection accuracy. This test-only model means that the company’s emission testing stores do not repair cars that fail emission and safety inspections. Speedemissions has been working to protect the environment from toxic automotive pollutants for decades.