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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Earth Week 2018: Events April 16-27!

Earth Week Since the re-launch of the Tishman Environment and Design Center on Earth Day 2015, The New School has celebrated Earth Day by demonstrating its commitment to sustainability and addressing the climate crisis with a week-long series of programs and events coordinated by the Tishman Center in collaboration with academic departments, students groups, and other offices across the university. Earth Week at The New School is dedicated to championing environmental justice, inspiring activism through artistic expression and design, fostering professional opportunities in environmental sectors, promoting sustainable practices, and advancing sustainability in New York City and the world.  Check out ...

Third Annual EPSM Student and Alumni Mixer

Join us for the Third Annual EPSM Student and Alumni Mixer Tuesday, April 17 at 6:00 PM  Tishman Center at 79 5th Avenue on the 16th Floor.  All New School students, alumni, and faculty interested in the environment and sustainability are invited to join us in a celebration of Earth Week, hosted by the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management and the Environmental Studies programs with the Tishman Environment and Design Center.  CLICK HERE TO RSVP ...

UPCOMING ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE EVENT: JOIN DJS FOR CLIMATE ACTION

Students are invited to join NRDC, NYC-EJA, Uprose, The Climate Justice Youth Summit & DJs for Climate Action Tuesday, April 10, 2018 7:00pm – 10:00pm Kinfolk 94 94 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY A night of spinning, dancing and brief remarks with DJs for Climate Action to support NRDC’s Environmental Justice work, the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, and UPROSE including a specific focus on raising funds for UPROSE’s Climate Justice Youth Summit (CJYS). CJYS is the largest gathering of its kind in the United States, which attracts hundreds of young people of color to learn about climate justice through an ...

Mobilize Green Annual Conference and Diversity Career Fair

Mobilize Green Annual Conference and Diversity Career Fair March 22-23, 2018 in Washington D.C. March 22, 2018:  Conference The conference will include environmental and natural resource management agencies, non-profit organizations, and private companies. By attending the conference, you will sharpen your professional development skills, jumpstart your career search, and have an opportunities to network directly with managers from these organizations.   Location: Constitution Hall, American University UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE & GUEST SERVICES 4400 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 20016  March 23, 2018:  Career Fair Do work that matters!  The career fair is a unique opportunity for students and recent graduates seeking paid internship ...

EPSM Chair Ana Baptista’s Environmental Justice Journey

Crossing Ironbound Borders: A Journey of Environmental Justice By Ana I. Baptista "When I was a child, the city of Newark, New Jersey was often the punchline of bad jokes about urban blight and decay. But to me it was home. And it shaped my understanding of what I would dedicate my life to pursuing: Environmental justice. Growing up in a place called “Ironbound” gives one an acute sense of boundaries. The name references the rail lines flanking an industrialized landscape that is also a vibrant community of poor and working class people of color and immigrants. The neighborhood was created out ...

Earth Week Alumni & Student Mixer

Event description:  The Tishman Environment and Design Center, Milano Environmental Policy and Sustainability management program, and the Environmental Studies program will partner to hold a mixer open to all alumni in environment and sustainability-related fields to join us in a celebration of Earth Week at The New School.  Date: April 17th Time: 5 pm- 9 pm Location: U 700 (Faculty lounge) RSVP Here & Get your tickets Here ...

Disrupt Climate Injustice: A Conversation with Jainey Bavishi and Michelle DePass

      MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2018 AT 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM  Bob & Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall, Rm: UL105, Uni. Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003   Join us as The New School kicks off a week-long, university-wide curriculum disruption, interrupting "business as usual" and turning our attention to climate change and its implications, particularly the unequal and devastating impacts on the most vulnerable and least responsible communities around the globe. Jainey Bavishi, Director of the NYC Office of Recovery and Resiliency, joins Michelle DePass, Director of the Tishman Environment and Design Center and Dean of the Milano School of International ...

Design, Justice & Zero Waste: Exploring Pathways to the Circular Economy

DESIGN, JUSTICE & ZERO WASTE: EXPLORING PATHWAYS TO THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY CONFERENCE & RESEARCH COLLABORATIVE MAY 8-9, 2018 63 Fifth Avenue Provided by: Tishman Environment and Design Center and GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives) Take part in a discussion with a global audience of innovative and creative eco-minded collaborators including practitioners, researchers, advocates and activists. As the world's population increases and the climate crisis worsens, the global economy risks breaching planetary boundaries with catastrophic consequences if we continue to produce and consume at levels set by western standards. We will create a Circular Economy Action Plan and Research Collaborative for long-term ...

EPSM Environmental Justice Tour

The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy presents: EPSM Environmental Justice Tour Together with the Ironbound Community Corp's Environmental Justice Organizer and EPSM Professor Ana Baptista will cover the environmental and industrial history of Newark's Ironbound neighborhood. The tour will review the social, political and environmental history of Newark's development with particular attention to the racial and ethnic dynamics of the city's changing demographics and landscape. The tour will take participants through the Seaports of Newark and Elizabeth (3rd largest seaport in the US) and discuss the health, environmental and economic impacts of global goods movement. In ...
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