A carbon tax will create jobs for Americans

Reposted from the CNN Opinion webpage:  Rick McGahey STORY HIGHLIGHTS Rick McGahey: Critics of climate action think helping environment would hurt economy McGahey: Three new studies show taking climate action can create jobs He says U.S. energy policy is backwards with federal subsidies given to fossil fuel industries McGahey: A carbon tax can help the economy […]

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Climate Action Week Kicks Off with “Disruption”

*Reposted from the Milano School Blog: Climate Action Week @ The New School kicked off on September 7 with the preview event: the premier of the environmental documentary Disruption. Joel Towers, Executive Dean of Parsons the New School for Design gave opening remarks, followed by a brief introduction to the movie by filmmakers Kelly Nyks […]

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Climate Action Month

Moving into Autumn, key events are taking place on university campus and New York City as a whole. These events will be an excellent opportunity to get involved in environmental activism, meet like-minded individuals and network with key figures within the field of development and sustainability. People’s Climate March on September 23rd. Furthermore, Bronx College […]

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Milano EPSM Graduates Excel as EDF Climate Corps Fellows

*Reposted from the New School News blog: “I’m always amazed by what can be accomplished when you throw a bunch of really creative and intelligent people into one room for just an hour—let alone for nearly a week,” says Lisabeth Tremblay. The newly-minted Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy alumna, along with […]

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“Change Strategies for Sustainable Cities” Class Provides Recommendations for PlaNYC

In the Spring 2014 semester, Professor John Clinton, founder of the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management M.S. program, taught a one-time offering called “Change Strategies for Sustainable Cities”. In class, graduate students from Milano and Parsons engaged in discussions of what “sustainability” really means, what it looks like when cities take sustainability seriously, and how […]

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The Climate Battle: From Science to Economics

by Rick McGahey, EPSM Director New rules from the Obama Administration to control emissions from coal-fired power plants signal a new phase in America’s battle over climate change. The science is settled—climate change is occurring and it is caused by humans. Now we need to figure out the economics. On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency […]

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New School students tour the Brooklyn Brewery

On Friday April 18th, a group of New School students crossed the Williamsburg bridge to attend a private tour at the Brooklyn Brewery. Like winning the golden ticket to the Willy Wonka Factory, these students were on a mission to see how a successful business incorporates sustainability into their everyday practices. The trip was coordinated […]

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Sustainable Urban Communities + CELLA: We do it ourselves

Sustainable Urban Communities is working on a project located at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Greenpoint, in collaboration with CELLA, a non-profit community incubator focused on establishing partnerships to increase ecological literacy and enact change. As part of the CELLA project, our vision is to create a community center at Messiah with sustainability as a […]

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EPSM Students Dive Into the Craft Brewery Industry

In an effort to support the growing craft brewery industry, Julia Connors and Lisabeth Tremblay (EPSM’14) have partnered with the Brewers Association (BA) and Brooklyn Brewery to complete their final masters Professional Decision Report (PDR). This past Monday (April 14th), as part of their research on the sustainable solid waste management practices in the craft […]

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Call for Proposals: Welcome to the Anthropocene

Call for Proposals June 11-14, 2014 Pace University, New York City ‘Welcome to the Anthropocene: From Global Challenge to Planetary Stewardship’ We invite proposals for individual abstracts for individual paper and poster presentations, as well as workshops, discussion symposia, full panels, and mealtime roundtables. Please note that we are departing from past practice and issuing […]

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