Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM)
Welcome to the program blog for the Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM) at The New School.
We are a program at the forefront of learning ecologically- and socially-conscious methods and frameworks to address the inequities that are often overlooked when discussing climate and the climate crisis.
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Student highlights coming soon!
The Dark Side of Renewable Energies: Electric Vehicles and Lithium Mining in Chile
by Adriana Daroqui, Sustainability Strategies ’21 alum The use of renewable energies for decarbonization replicates the extractives model of fossil fuel production. Both practices destroy the environment, harms plants and […]
The Goals We Already Knew: Sustainability Strategies Student Ludovica Martella Speaks at UN Side Panel
When the United Nations (UN) released the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the first day of 2016, Greta had not protested outside of the Swedish Parliament yet, the world […]
Nathaniel Smith ’00 Leader for Social Equity & Environmental Justice in the New South
As a child, Nathaniel Smith, MS Urban Policy Analysis and Management ’00 (now the Public and Urban Policy program), knew that he would grow up to be a fighter for […]
Q&A with Associate Professor Leonardo Figueroa Helland
Leonardo Figueroa Helland, Associate Professor of Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management works at the intersection of diverse critical paradigms to study how indigenous knowledges combine with various transformative approaches to address environmental […]
Alexandria McBride, EPSM ’16, Named Chief Resilience Officer for Oakland, California
As a student at the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment, Alexandria McBride deepened her understanding of how policy, design, and social justice perspectives can be used to address critical environmental issues […]
Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Alums Taylor Morton and Molly Johnson Land on Influencer Lists
A pair of alumni from MS Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management at Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment have made influencer lists for their work in the environmental […]
Meet Our Newest Faculty Member!
Leonardo E. Figueroa Helland, PhD, joins Milano as Associate Professor of Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management this fall. His work explores how indigenous knowledges can combine with other transformative paradigms […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]