|Overall Rating||Bronze - expired|
|Submission Date||Aug. 19, 2011|
PAE-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships
|2.00 / 2.00||
Pace Environmental Center
Does the institution participate in community sustainability partnerships that meet the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with the local community:
The Conservation Café is a joint effort between Pace University, Westchester County and a number of environmental organizations involved in the planning and creating of forums for learning about current environmental issues in a setting that encourages informed open dialogue. Cafés are short 2-3 hour programs open to the public free of charge. Topics are focused on current local environmental and sustainability issues. Since 2005 Pace has co-sponsored 4-5 programs each year. Topics have included wildlife issues, biodiversity, eco-friendly management, and energy conservation. An average of about 80 people from the local communities attend each program. http://parks.westchestergov.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1995&Itemid=4452
WHITE PLAINS LAW CAMPUS:
The Land Use Law Center engages law students in understanding and explaining how best to develop and conserve the land. The Center draws on its staff of experts and law students to train local officials in New York State to take an enlightened and balanced approach to shaping land use policies and regulations. Pace Law students work as full-fledged legal associates with responsibility for research projects, publications, outreach, community services, project management and technology.
Theodore W. Kheel Center on the Resolution of Environmental Interest Disputes is administered by the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School. It is dedicated to developing a new practice area for attorneys in resolving environmental and land use conflicts. The Center works on environmental interest conflicts of critical importance to communities, states, regions, and nations that require innovative resolution strategies and forums.
The Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic intensively immerses students in an environmental law practice representing public interest groups, primarily the Riverkeeper, Inc.
NEW YORK CITY CAMPUS:
Representatives from Pace University attend regular "Green Team" meetings organized by EarthShare NY, a non-profit organization. Participants include other institutions, corporations and non-profit entities in the NYC region to share best practices and bring in expertise to assist in sustainability issues. http://www.earthshareny.org/
The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:
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