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


Student Projects




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 ...

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 ...

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 ...