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. 

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EPSM Student Projects

Capstone Projects 2015/16

Capstone Projects 2016/17

 

 

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Marriele Robinson, EPSM ’17, Wins EDF Fellowship

Introducing the 2017 EDF Climate Corps Fellow: Marriele Robinson Marriele Robinson (EPSM '17) has been selected from a record 1000+ talented applicants to be one of the 2017 EDF Climate Corps Fellows. The aim of the EDF fellowship is to usher in a new era of energy management. Through the fellowship, Marriele will be working with Sustainable Jersey. Marriele was previously the Morgan Stanley ANHD Fellow working on 'implementing energy opportunities in affordable housing.' In reaching out to Marriele to ask what she hopes to do with the award, she replied "My EDF Climate Corps Fellowship placement allows for an ...
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Highlights from the EPSM Graduating Class of 2017

Here are some highlights from the Spring 2017 graduation ceremony for the EPSM students. Congratulations to the EPSM Class of 2017! *All photos courtesy of Ana Baptista ...

“Greasing the City’s Green Economy with Clean – Burning Biodiesel Fuel”

By Marriele E. Robinson New York City has committed to an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Hitting that goal means diversifying and making more efficient the way we heat and cool the city’s nearly one million buildings, which account for some 70% of the greenhouse gases we emit. The heating fuels we use also have big impacts on our air quality and public health. And for those reasons we need to make more robust use of biodiesel heating fuel. An alternative to carbon-based fuels, biodiesel derives from vegetable oils, animal fats, and – most importantly for restaurant-heavy ...

EPSM STUDENT EARNS UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ENVIRONMENTAL FELLOWSHIP

Cheryl Bennett, a student in the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management program at the Milano School has earned the University of Michigan Environmental Fellowship. Check out what she’ll be doing as fellow in her own words. With a background working with diverse populations surrounding food security, environment, and policy, Cheryl Bennett entered the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management program at the Milano School in the fall of 2016. Her goal? To posit sustainable food systems as a driver of environmental conservation. “Agriculture is the largest interface humans have with the environment yet the current industrial agriculture model is based on ...
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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 ...
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