Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management

Welcome to the virtual home of the Master of Science 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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The EPSM Graduate Capstone Experience

During the final semester of the program, students explore specific research topics of compelling professional and academic interest.

Recent Capstone Projects

 

Consultant on Peru’s National Action Plan for Coffee

Before beginning Milano’s Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM) program, Meike Willems worked in Peru for the Green Commodities Program, an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) aimed at building a wide platform for coffee involving both the public and private sector. This summer, Meike returned as a consultant on Peru’s National Action Plan for Coffee (NAPC).  “For me, the most appealing aspect of working on the National Action Plan for the Coffee was to be able to go back to do field work in the coffee sector,” says Meike. “I was able to see first-hand the progress of the project in terms ...

Taylor Morton (EPSM ’17) Chosen for Environmental Education 30 Under 30 award

Taylor Morton graduated from Milano’s Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management program last year. This year, she became one of only thirty young leaders from around the world recognized by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) as the top change-makers in environmental education for 2018. The Environmental Education (EE) 30 Under 30 program highlights the work of young professionals, under the age of 30, who are using environmental education to create change in their communities and forge a sustainable future. Taylor is a tireless champion of the environment and environmental education. “I think it’s really important to teach people ...

Summer 2018 Internship: On the Front Lines of the Environmental Movement

Second-year Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM) student, Daniela Rico is an Environmental Justice (EJ) intern at the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC). Her undergraduate work in environmental biology taught her the science that led to an interest in advocacy and environmental problem-solving. She took time out this summer to explore these areas of interest through an internship with NRDC. “When this internship ends, I will return to my Project Manager position at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, where I manage HUD-funded grants that are provided to nonprofits and city agencies in Lower Manhattan,” says Daniela.  Daniela shares her internship experience in this interview. How did you ...

Alumna ‘Killin It’ In the Fight Against Climate Change

Molly Craft Johnson (’15) is Assistant Director for Sustainability Initiatives at The New School’s Tishman Environment and Design Center and responsible for engaging students and supporting initiatives that bolster a campus-wide culture of sustainability. Prior to working at the Tishman Center, Molly was an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow at Dartmouth College, where she contributed to the College’s sustainability plan. Molly holds a BA from the University of Portland and an MS in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management from Milano.    You were just named as one of the "Women ‘Killin It’ in the Fight Against Climate Change" by The University Network ...

Congratulations to Our Spring 2018 Graduates!

Please enjoy these highlights from Milano's Master's, PhD, and Certificate Candidates Recognition Ceremony held on May 17, 2018.  Student speaker Monae Sheron Evans praised the graduating class saying, "You all are truly inspirational, not only for the innovative work you will go on to do, but for the work many of us here tonight have already been doing." You can read Monae's full address here.  Enjoy a slideshow of the evening's celebration.  2018 Student Awards Recipients of the Distinguished Student Award Anastasiya Filippova Brianda Jeanett Quinones Salgado Amber Nicole Thomas  Recipient of the John Clinton Outstanding Environmental Policy and Sustainability ...

Venture Lab Students Present at Pitch Event

During the Fall 2018 semester, there was a call for applications among graduate students and upper-level undergraduates at The New School who sought support developing financially sustainable ventures with the potential for scalable impact. Eleven teams were selected to participate in the Spring 2018 Venture Lab course and given the opportunity to pitch for prize money. Two of the eleven were Milano teams: Anthony Meyer (OCM) Leading ChangeMakers; Cheryl Bennett (EPSM) and Ralph Olacio (EPSM) Nightingale Farms. Hosted by The New School’s Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative (IEI), the competition gave students enrolled in the Venture Lab course the chance to sell their ideas and receive constructive ...

EPSM Spring 2018 Capstone Final Presentations

EPSM Spring 2018 Capstone Final Presentations May 7th & 14th 6-7:50pm 6 East 16th Street, Room 1009 (10th Floor) The capstone projects are the outcome of the Advanced Seminar in the Environmental Policy & Sustainability Management (EPSM). The seminar provides students with a culminating, capstone experience through individual research and practice based projects, in which they bring their knowledge and critical perspectives to a real world challenge. For more information check out the flyer here ...

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 ...
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