Join Your “PIERS” to Talk Green!

Do you have an interest in the environment? What about how we interact with nature and the effects on it? Or maybe you’re interested in sustainable living? Right before Earth Month, Pace is hosting the PIERS Student Conference on the NYC Campus on March 23, featuring presentations on everything from sustainable shrimp farming to hydraulic fracturing.

By Pace student Helen Arase ’14

Every day we encounter nature, whether it’s in our studies, out in our neighborhoods, or through our work. But do we think about environmental problems and possible solutions? Do we think about society and the competing views that clash every day?

Take a break from this busy New York life and hear presentations from your peers that will make you think about ways to share important information so everyone becomes more aware of our environment and what is happening to it. Come to the PIERS Student Conference: Encountering Nature Through University Culture on March 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room on the NYC Campus and find out how you can make a difference.

Imagine this: you start recycling, and you help 10 of your friends to alter their ways, and they get 10 of their friends and families to do the same… I’m not a math major, but I know that’s quite a few people you’ve recruited to help preserve and sustain our environment!

Exchanging ideas with other students and people interested in the environment opens doors for communication across disciplinary and institutional borders and broadens the knowledge of society. Stop by and hear from students from Pace, Columbia, Rutgers, and other colleges at three sessions of presentations from Mobile Solutions for a Greener City to U.S. Military Relocation to Guam: Water Supply Feasibility for Anticipated Accelerated Population Growth and much more.

If you have an idea or an interest in environmental awareness, come on down! If not, just come learn something and broaden your perception of the world. To attend, e-mail to get on the guest list. Please bring an ID. For more information, visit