10th Annual Student Summit

Reinventing Your Campus: Sustainability Starts With You

Friday, April 17, 2014
Pace University, New York City

Get inspired by our keynote speaker and learn from successful campus sustainability projects. 
There is no fee to attend the Student Summit. Lunch is included! 
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Buffet Lunch (Bianco Room)
12:15pm Welcome (Bianco Room)
12:30pm Keynote
Daniel W. Bena
Head, Sustainable Development and Operations Outreach
1:15pm Break
1:30pm - 2:15pm Breakout Session 1 (Classrooms on 6th Floor)

Increasing Local Food
Classroom W615
Amelia Leeya Goldstein ('17)
Sociology Major
Bard College

Remy Gallo (’16)
Political Science Major
Pace University
Implementing Hydration Stations and Banning Bottled Water
Classroom W616
Annie Courtens (’15)
Sociology Major
SUNY New Paltz
Bike Sharing & Campus Fleets
Classroom W617
Adu Matory
Coordinator, NYU BikeShare
New York University

Christina Ficicchia
Executive Director
Empire Clean Cities

Jose Rosa [invited]
Director or Operations
Columbia University
Culture Change & Effectively Communicating Your Message
Classroom W618
Mike Noel
Futerra Sustainability Communications
2:30pm - 3:15pm Breakout Session 2
[Repeat same sessions as in Session 1]

Report Out and Discussion (Bianco Room)
Refreshments will be served.

4:15pm Closing Remarks
4:30pm Adjourn



There is no fee for students to attend. While the event is primarily a student event, faculty, staff, administrator, and others are welcome to attend.



1 Pace Plaza

3 Spruce Street

Pace University
1 Pace Plaza
(building 2 on Campus Map)
Use 3 Spruce Street entrance - click here for street view
New York, NY 10038

Upon arrival, proceed up a few stairs to the security desk, our registration table will be to the left where you will check in and pick up your name badge and program.

Detailed directions, including mass transit options, to Pace University’s downtown campus can be found at www.pace.edu/about-us/directions-to-all-campuses/nyc-campus, as well as a link to the campus map.

Transportation and Parking:
We encourage attendees to use mass transit to reach Pace University’s downtown campus.  Parking on the street is difficult.  While there are a number of parking garages in the immediate area, they may be prohibitively expensive.  There is no campus parking facility.

 If traveling to campus by subway or bus, Google Maps is a helpful tool to view locations of stops (and lines serviced by the stop).  

For official MTA info, visit  http://mta.info.


The Environmental Consortium has a limited amount of funds available to reimburse students 50% of their reasonable mass transit travel costs to and from Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza, NY, NY if the total cost exceeds $30.

Students who would like to take advantage of this offer must apply BEFORE the Student Summit (using estimated costs). Funding is not guaranteed until you receive an approval of your application from the Consortium office. Applications will be decided on a first come, first served basis.

Travel Reimbursement



  • Nicholas Ali (‘15), Biology Major, President, Environmental Club, College of Mount Saint Vincent
  • Caroline Craig, Research Associate, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, Pace University
  • Chelsea Dow, Environmental Studies Major, Pace University
  • Melanie DuPuis, Ph.D., Chair, Environmental Studies and Science, Pace University
  • Lee Frankel-Goldwater, Adjunct Environmental Studies Professor, Pace University
  • Remy Gallo ('16), Political Science Major, Pace University
  • Gian Joseph, Environmental Science Major, Pace University
  • Donna Kowal, Program Coordinator, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and the Environmental Consortium, Pace University
  • Michelle Land, Director, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and the Environmental Consortium, Pace University
  • Larry O’Connell, Economics Instructor, The New School and CUNY
  • Sacha Pfeufer (‘16), Environmental Studies major, Sustainability Intern, Vassar College
  • Haylei Peart ('17), Environmental Studies Major, Pace University
  • Michelle Rogat (’14), BS in Sustainability Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Marty Rowland, PE, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Dyson School of Arts and Sciences, Pace University
  • Alexandra Slavin (‘14), MA Environmental Management, Montclair State University; Empire Clean Cities




Contact Donna Kowal at 914-773-3091 or info@environmentalconsortium.org.
Environmental Consortium

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