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.

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Alumni Spotlight: Ben Silverman Takes on Climate Change

Our latest Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management alumni spotlight is Benjamin J. Silverman, currently serving as a CivicSpark AmeriCorps Fellow in Oakland, California (more on that later).While at Milano, Ben dug deep into important university affairs, strategically using his position as the University Student Senate’s New School for Public Engagement representative and USS Co-Chair. Wanting to create a lasting difference, he launched The New School’s successful Fossil Fuel Divestment movement, first gaining support from his fellow students, before ultimately convincing the Board of Trustees. Ben says of the experience, “I really feel like this should be seen as a model ...

Hydrogen Student Design Contest

Are you a creative student with the environment on your mind? Represent Milano in this year's international Hydrogen Student Design Contest! Reposted from the TEDC blog.About the ContestSince 2004, the Hydrogen Student Design Contest has challenged multi-disciplinary teams of university students to apply their creativity and academic skills in the areas of design, engineering, economics, environmental science, business and marketing to the hydrogen and fuel cell industries.The Contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students worldwide. Multiple teams from one institution are permitted. Submissions are evaluated by a diverse panel of judges that include industry representatives and officials at U.S. Department ...

EPSM Chair Ana Baptista Talks Toxics on WNYC

Dr. Ana Baptista was recently featured in WNYC's investigative series, Dirty Little Secrets, regarding the lack of accountability in cleaning up toxic pollutants. Check out the article (and the radio piece) and learn more about how pollution affects New Jersey's poorest communities in the WNYC repost below: Agent Orange, the chemical used to clear the jungle during the Vietnam War, was made in New Jersey. It’s now at the bottom of the Passaic River and buried under Newark, entombed in cement.For 150 years, New Jersey manufactured chemicals and products that became familiar fixtures in homes: charcoal and lighter fluid, plastic, guns and silk. It’s ...
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Information Sessions and Webinars

For Prospective Students:Join us at the upcoming Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM) and Sustainable Strategies Certificate information sessions at the Milano Open House. These events are an opportunity for people to find out if The New School's programs are right for them, and for us to learn more about what prospective students today are looking for in graduate and certificate programs. Open House: December 7th RSVP to the EPSM Webinar: December 10th & January 7thApply Priority Deadline for Fall 2016: January 15, 2016For more information about the program, contact Chair Ana Baptista at baptista@newschool.edu or visit www.newschool.edu/epsm. If you love The New School's programs as much as ...
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Alumni Spotlight: Devashree Ghosh, Advocate for Clean Energy & Waste Reduction

Devashree Ghosh earned her Master’s degree in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM) from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at The New School in Spring 2015. Before coming to The New School, this recent alum worked to reduce factory-related operating costs through energy efficiency and water conservation projects in Special Economic Zones in India.What brought you to Milano’s EPSM program and The New School?The New School is well known in the community for its programs in design and social research. Their students and faculty have been change-makers, which resonated strongly with my career vision. The urban ...