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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How Alumna Liz Tremblay followed her passion from BK-Brewery to NY-Sun

Lisabeth Tremblay, currently Project Manager at NY-Sun, is a familiar name to many EPSM students. From her legendary internship with Brooklyn Brewery to her appearances at orientation, she has continued to connect with the community as an alumna. Learn more about her experience below. Students are welcome to connect with her on LinkedIn and email. Why did you choose to study at The New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy?I was really drawn by the diversity of New York City, and knew that living here would open my mind and eyes to so many opportunities. The ...

Alumnus Oisín O’Brien to EPSM Students: Leave Your Comfort Zone

Oisín O'Brien is currently working as the Director of Research and Data Analytics at GridMarket, a NYC-based startup. He reflects on Milano’s prioritization of group work and interdisciplinary perspectives as having prepared him for the complex environmental, policy, and business problems he encounters. Questions for Oisín? Reach out. Why did you choose to study at The New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy?Milano’s EPSM program appealed to me because the school’s framework for preparing professionals to tackle climate change contrasted from the type of environmental activism that historically characterized the movement in the 20th century to ...

EPSM Alumnus Frederick Zindell: Saving the Ice Caps with IceStone

EPSM Alumnus Frederick Zindell is currently working in customer service and sales for a social enterprise called IceStone, which manufactures countertops out of recycled glass and concrete. He credits Milano for his honed skills in understanding and communicating about complex systems. Questions for Frederick? You can reach him by email. When did you choose the EPSM program? Was it related to the career you envisioned for yourself?I took five years after undergrad to decide to go back to school. There wasn’t a clear career for me, but I knew I needed to pursue something that I was passionate about. My ...
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Call for Applicants: Science & Stage Collaborative Fellowship

Applications due July 1st!Superhero Clubhouse is proud to announce the launch of the Science and Stage Collaborative Fellowship, a new initiative uniting environmental experts and theater artists in a semester-long residency to tackle pressing questions about humanity’s relationship to climate change.For four months this fall, three select professionals from the fields of climate science, economics, engineering, and policy will work in collaboration with three select theater professionals, forming a diverse ensemble. This ensemble will simultaneously study a variety of climate change topics and approaches to theater-making through a series of bimonthly workshops, presentations, and social events. The fellowship program will ...
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Enacting Environmental Justice and Health Through Education

As the current Environmental Health Fellow for WE ACT for Environmental Justice, I have had the opportunity to manage the non-profit’s first Youth Environmental Health and Justice Leadership Training (EHJLT). The following article is a perspective from our Environmental Education intern at WE ACT, Sara Zufan (Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia, MPH '17). The EPSM program has embedded Environmental Justice to its curricula, and often partners with WE ACT. In my experience, the relationship between the two groups has fostered a relationship that responds to environmental issues and benefits many communities.~Taylor Morton M.S. Candidate, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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