December 2, 2013
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The Gen En Campaign is about the pillars of our energy future. Launched by Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies it will spend the year examining energy as know it today -- and how to make our lives simpler, our travels swifter, and our technology smarter.
We are Gen En because our time is now. We focus on energy because it is both our challenge and our opportunity; environment because real-world solutions take into account sustainability and well-being; entrepreneurship because we cannot create an energy future with an antiquated portfolio engagement because powering the future necessitates a global community of citizens taking part.
Pace Academy’s FoodYou Campaign is about the way that our choices, as individuals and as a society, intersect with the environment. During this 2013-2014 awareness initiative, we will examine some of the many pieces that are set in motion by what we put on our plates. Through events and partnerships, the campaign will broaden the Pace community’s understanding of our global food system. We’ll be talking about the FoodYou engineer, grow, kill, need, take, waste, trade, and share. Watch for updates about the developing campaign here.
As part of Pace Academy's 007 Campaign, 120 Pace University students and faculty marched a mile with buckets of water on their heads, in solidarity with those in the developing world who must retrieve water for their families through difficult circumstances.For the students’ efforts, $5,000 was donated to Engineers Without Borders to create a community water well in Tanzania. More about the 007 campaign . . .
Changing landscapes and the ability of some carnivores to adapt to human settings have led to increased human-carnivore interactions in suburbs and cities. Carnivores are essential to our ecosystem, but intolerance and misinformation can impede the conservation of these important species. Following-up on last year's successful seminar, When Carnivores Become Neighbors, with Conrad Reining, eastern program director of the Wildlands Network, Michelle Land, director of the Pace Academy, Dyson College Professor Melissa Grigione, and Pace Law Professor David Cassuto, Pace Academy will make this emerging field of research and conservation a priority in the coming year.