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. 

Check back here for the latest news on our faculty, events, and students (For archived posts, see our retired Sustainable Milano blog).

Interested in reading more about sustainability initiatives at The New School? Visit our friends at The Tishman Environment and Design Center (TEDC).  #ClimateCitizen


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NJTV News: Ironbound, EPSM Chair Ana Baptista, Want Truck Emissions Reduced!

The issues affecting the Ironbound Community of Newark, NJ are once again making the news, as Port Authority is put under a harsh spotlight for their polluting practices. Read the full story from NJTV's Michael Hill below, or watch the video segment.  Two-year-old Noah’s first speech therapy session. His mother says it’s the result of his congestion distorting his hearing and speech.When asked if she though it has anything to do with the truck traffic and the emissions in the area from the port she responded “I absolutely attribute it to that. I have three children who are a little bit ...

Village Voice Puts Environmental Justice Right Upfront; Quotes EPSM’s Ana Baptista

Staring out from the front cover of The Village Voice's May 4th-10th edition is a haunting photo of young Faith Garner, age six. The photo, posed by The Village Voice, emphasizes the severely high rate of health issues faced by residents of Newark's Ironbound, in part due to the hundreds of trucks that pass through the community each day (8,700 a week, 1.4 million a year). Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Program Chair Ana Baptista, Newark native and community environmental justice advocate, is quoted. Text of the full story, written by Max Rivilin-Nadler, is available below.It had been a rough couple of years ...

EPSM on Grist.org: 5 Cool Careers for People with a Master’s in Sustainability

Do you see yourself more as a Special Agent Green or an Earth Warrior? Check out our EPSM program on Grist.org, a "source of intelligent, irreverent environmental news and commentary that’s been around since 1999, when the internet was made of rubber bands."   The best part about having a master’s degree in sustainability is that you get to call yourself a Master of Sustainability — which, let’s be honest, sounds pretty dope. But dope doesn’t pay the rent (at least, not in most states). So what can you do with a master’s in sustainability that will pay the rent?Turns out, a ...
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Earth Week at New School!

April is on its way and The New School is once again hosting a number of eco-friendly, thought-provoking, and network-building events. In addition, EPSM will be hosting a get together for its alumni and current students.Here's a list of just some of the places you'll find us Earth Week. Click here for the FULL AND UPDATED list of events. Come join!Parley for the OceansTuesday, April 19th, time TBD: open to the public.Parsons School of Design hosts a talk by Parley for the Oceans. Parley addresses major threats towards our oceans, with the belief that power for change lies in the hands of the ...

Vote Now! New School Students Challenge Their Creativity at TEDC’s Climate Hackathon

Cast your vote for the best 'climate hack!' In its first ever Climate Hackathon, the Tishman Environment and Design Center challenged The New School students, including several EPSM students, to use their training and creativity to bring about sustainability on campus. Teams collaborated on projects ranging from data visualization and Internet of Things, to activism and art. Reposted from the TEDC Blog.The Tishman Environment and Design Center and the Buildings Sustainable Initiatives at The New School hosted the #ClimateCitizen Hackathon on Friday, March 4 where New School students attended and created projects that will advance ideas and solutions that will lead to increased ...