|Submission Date||Aug. 19, 2011|
ER-T2-6: Sustainability Events
University Director for Student Success
Office for Student Success
Does the institution hold major events related to sustainability, such as conferences, speaker series, or symposia, that have students as the intended audience?:
A brief description of the event(s):
Pace holds a wide variety of events related to sustainability through many curricular and co-curricular venues, far too numerous to list here. Some ongoing highlights:
~ Conservation Café is a joint effort between Pace University, Westchester County and a number of environmental organizations involved in the planning and creating forums for learning about current environmental issues in a setting that encourages informed open dialogue. It is open to students, staff and faculty. Between 4 and 5 Cafes are held throughout each academic year.
~ Earth Month – the theme of Earth Day expanded to an entire month of activities (several per weekday) promoting environmental awareness by engaging the Pace and local communities. Students are invited to (and often help with) all of the programs. 2011 marked the 8th year of Earth Month at Pace University.
~ Moot Court Competition
The Pace National Environmental Moot Court Competition
Since 1989, student advocates from across the United States and Canada have participated in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. Widely recognized as the preeminent environmental moot in the country, it typically draws over 250 students from over 70 different law schools. The event tests skills in appellate brief writing and oral advocacy involving issues drawn from real cases, providing experience in environmental litigation first hand. The competition is distinctive in that three adverse teams argue the issues, reflecting the fact that environmental litigation frequently involves multiple parties—the government, a public interest group, and a member of the regulated industry.
~ Ongoing co-curricular programs coordinated by the Center for Community Action and Research
The website URL where information about the event(s) are available:
Please note that the programs listed for this credit do not all have their own websites and that events are usually promoted through the university calendar and e-publicity as needed.
In addition to the events detailed below, the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities hosts events focused on the regional environment. An archive of events can be viewed at http://environmentalconsortium.org/news/archive.html. In particular, a subregional Campus Greening workshop was held in March 2010 for the institutions of higher education in Westchester County. Spearheaded and hosted by Pace University, the Environmental Consortium’s headquarters is situated within Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, a Pace University Center for Excellence.
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