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

 

 

New Spring 2018 EPSM Courses

NEPS 5013: URBAN ENERGY TRANSITIONS (CRN 6455)      Can transitions to more just and sustainable urban energy regimes be purposefully steered? What lowcarbon alternatives exist and what role can local communities play in normalizing them? This course offers an introduction to renewable energy systems and uses transition theories to investigate and learn from past and ongoing socio-technical innovations. Students will become familiar with transition management frameworks and use them to explore transition cases in the domains of solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, biofuels, and hydropower energy systems, among others. The role of everyday social practices and consumption will also be critically examined through transition cases in urban transportation, housing, ...

John Clinton Joins Milano Faculty, Spring 2018

     John Clinton received a BA at The University of Michigan (magna cum laude; high honors in history); a master's degree at Northwestern University; and a PhD at Fordham University. He has served as corporation senior consultant on social responsibility at MetLife; senior vice president of the NGO Lighthouse International; and as an administrator at New York University, Fordham University, and Hartwick College. He has been a consultant and adviser to foundations, nonprofit organizations, corporations, and higher education institutions, including the Ford and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations; the World Health Organization Global Program on AIDS; and the College Board, ...

EPSM Student Spotlight: Apoorva Muthukumar Interning at the UNCCCOP

           Apoorva Muthukumar is currently interning at the United Nations Climate Change at the Communications and Outreach Programme. She works in two of the teams, one is an initiative by the UNFCCC, called Momentum for Change which showcases a light on climate action from non-party stakeholders and the private sector. They have five pillars for their projects, Women for Results, ICT Solutions, Finance for climate friendly investment, Planetary Health and  Climate Neutral Now. For which, she’s working on their social media, their website updates for their Lighthouse activities 2017 awards launch and all the upcoming activities and events ...

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 immediate ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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