Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management

Welcome to the virtual home of the M.S. program in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM) at Milano/The New School. We invite you to look around our blog and get a feel for our community.

Visit the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management program at newschool.edu to learn about degree requirements, application information, program faculty, and more. 

Check back here for the latest news on our faculty, events, and students (For archived posts, see our retired Sustainable Milano blog).

Interested in reading more about sustainability initiatives at The New School? Visit our friends at The Tishman Environment and Design Center (TEDC).  #ClimateCitizen

 

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Upcoming Tishman Center Sponsored (public) Events

March 16 Trash Free Waters Meeting Event details: http://bit.ly/2lSXjRD March 20 Resilient Cities, Livable Futures Event details: http://bit.ly/2mAZqJB April 5 Happold Foundation Lecture Event details: http://bit.ly/2mH2fYK April 15 Sustainapalooza Full-day Event details: coming soon April 17 UC Sustainability Tours 3-5pm Event details: http://bit.ly/TNS_UCTour April 18 Ecology and Sovereignty: Native And Indigenous Perspectives Transcending Boundaries (with VIP Reception) 6-8pm (reception 8-9:30) Event Details: http://bit.ly/EcologyAndSovereignty April 19 Going Beyond “Green” 10am-6pm Event details: http://bit.ly/TEDCBeyondGreen Economics of Climate Change Panel Discussion 6:15-8:30pm Event details: coming soon April 20 Film Screening: Dirt and Deeds in Mississippi 6:00-8:00pm Event details: http://bit.ly/2menJzN ...
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Mapping Local Opposition to New York State’s Fracking Infrastructure Boom

by Stephen Metts During the Fall 2016 semester session of Milano's Practicum Option, one project group worked with adjunct faculty member Stephen Metts to develop an interactive map for locating community opposition to fracking infrastructure taking hold across the Northeast Region of the United States. Immediately proximate to a massive shale gas play known as the Marcellus Shale, pipelines, gas-fired power plants, compressor stations and metering stations are cropping up all over Northeastern states, notably New York State. While the fossil fuel industry touts narrow economic arguments to legitimize the fracked gas boom, local communities fall into crisis: local environments ...
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Cecilia Martinez joins Milano Faculty

Cecilia Martinez has joined the Milano faculty as Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management. Dr. Martinez holds a Ph.D. in Urban and Energy Planning from the University of Delaware, an M.P.A. in Public Administration from New Mexico State University, and a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University. She is a recognized expert in energy policy and climate equity, and she has led a variety of projects to address sustainable development at the local and international levels. Martinez is the co-founder and director of the Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy, and has been a faculty member ...
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How Alumna Liz Tremblay followed her passion from BK-Brewery to NY-Sun

Lisabeth Tremblay, currently Project Manager at NY-Sun, is a familiar name to many EPSM students. From her legendary internship with Brooklyn Brewery to her appearances at orientation, she has continued to connect with the community as an alumna. Learn more about her experience below. Students are welcome to connect with her on LinkedIn and email. Why did you choose to study at The New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy?I was really drawn by the diversity of New York City, and knew that living here would open my mind and eyes to so many opportunities. The ...

Alumnus Oisín O’Brien to EPSM Students: Leave Your Comfort Zone

Oisín O'Brien is currently working as the Director of Research and Data Analytics at GridMarket, a NYC-based startup. He reflects on Milano’s prioritization of group work and interdisciplinary perspectives as having prepared him for the complex environmental, policy, and business problems he encounters. Questions for Oisín? Reach out. Why did you choose to study at The New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy?Milano’s EPSM program appealed to me because the school’s framework for preparing professionals to tackle climate change contrasted from the type of environmental activism that historically characterized the movement in the 20th century to ...

EPSM Alumnus Frederick Zindell: Saving the Ice Caps with IceStone

EPSM Alumnus Frederick Zindell is currently working in customer service and sales for a social enterprise called IceStone, which manufactures countertops out of recycled glass and concrete. He credits Milano for his honed skills in understanding and communicating about complex systems. Questions for Frederick? You can reach him by email. When did you choose the EPSM program? Was it related to the career you envisioned for yourself?I took five years after undergrad to decide to go back to school. There wasn’t a clear career for me, but I knew I needed to pursue something that I was passionate about. My ...
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Call for Applicants: Science & Stage Collaborative Fellowship

Applications due July 1st!Superhero Clubhouse is proud to announce the launch of the Science and Stage Collaborative Fellowship, a new initiative uniting environmental experts and theater artists in a semester-long residency to tackle pressing questions about humanity’s relationship to climate change.For four months this fall, three select professionals from the fields of climate science, economics, engineering, and policy will work in collaboration with three select theater professionals, forming a diverse ensemble. This ensemble will simultaneously study a variety of climate change topics and approaches to theater-making through a series of bimonthly workshops, presentations, and social events. The fellowship program will ...
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Enacting Environmental Justice and Health Through Education

As the current Environmental Health Fellow for WE ACT for Environmental Justice, I have had the opportunity to manage the non-profit’s first Youth Environmental Health and Justice Leadership Training (EHJLT). The following article is a perspective from our Environmental Education intern at WE ACT, Sara Zufan (Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia, MPH '17). The EPSM program has embedded Environmental Justice to its curricula, and often partners with WE ACT. In my experience, the relationship between the two groups has fostered a relationship that responds to environmental issues and benefits many communities.~Taylor Morton M.S. Candidate, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management ...
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NJTV News: Ironbound, EPSM Chair Ana Baptista, Want Truck Emissions Reduced!

The issues affecting the Ironbound Community of Newark, NJ are once again making the news, as Port Authority is put under a harsh spotlight for their polluting practices. Read the full story from NJTV's Michael Hill below, or watch the video segment. Two-year-old Noah’s first speech therapy session. His mother says it’s the result of his congestion distorting his hearing and speech.When asked if she though it has anything to do with the truck traffic and the emissions in the area from the port she responded “I absolutely attribute it to that. I have three children who are a little ...
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