Pace Hearts the Earth: Part Two

The power of water, laying new roots, a documentary right out of the Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies. Here’s what Earth Month has planned for you over the next week.

Dow(n) in the Dumpsters
April 1–28
Dow Hall council and staff make sure we all go green this month as they collect and recycle water bottles from the trash. C’mon folks, let’s make it easy for them! Drop off your plastic bottles in their main lobby area. Each week the RAs update a thermometer tracking the amount of bottles that are collected. At the end of the month the money saved from the mass amount of bottles will be used to purchase activities and food for a wrap-up event and residents will be able to see how much money they can save and how plastic can be recycled if they do not throw plastic bottles in the trash. Supplies and resources will be provided by the Dow Hall Council. For info e-mail,

A Roadmap to Sustainability
Wednesday, April 10
2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Butcher Suite
Join Economics Professor Gus Karam for a brief presentation and discussion with the audience about sustainability.

Fracking Crazy?
Thursday, April 11
12:15 p.m.
Howard Johnson Lounge
The Howard Johnson community will be invited down to the lobby for a lunch provided by the Hillside House/Howard Johnson Hall Council and short film Fracking Hell: The Untold Story. Check out the video. For information contact Samantha Bassford at

Pace Makes a Difference Day
Saturday, April 13
The community will participate in community service activities including environmental activities. For more information about Pace Makes a Difference Day—Spring Edition, check out the feature here.

Healthy People, Environment
Tuesday, April 16
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Butcher Suite
The Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies with others has launched its first documentary film, an exposition and application of comparative law techniques learned at Pace examining how transboundary peace parks work in a troubled region of central Africa. View this documentary film with Professor Nick Robinson exploring innovative integrated development efforts in Tanzania. A discussion will follow.

Laying New Roots
Wednesday, April 17
12:30 pm.–1:30 p.m.
Environmental Cottage
Join ENV 140 students for the annual Earth Month tree planting ceremony to promote awareness about deforestation. Contact Angelo Spillo at with any questions.

The Island President
Wednesday, April 17
6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Miller Lecture Hall
Join us for a national day of action focused around political corruption and climate stalemate.  Be part of a nationwide screening of the powerful film The Island President, the story of Mohamed Nasheed, President of the Maldives, who brought democracy to his country and fought to protect his people, who live on one of the most low-lying countries in the world, from climate change. Moderated by Ghassan Karam.

The Power of Water
Thursday, April 18
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Kessel Commuter Lounge
Learn about the possibilities of water as an alternative source of energy for the future at this hydropower exhibit.

Bag It!
Thursday, April 18
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Just say no… to plastic. ENV140 students will promote alternatives to plastic bags by illustrating the harmful impacts of plastic shopping bags and providing other options. For more information, contact Angelo Spillo at

For more info on Earth Month events, click here. And make sure to stay tuned here as we’ll highlight more Earth Month activities every week through the end of April!

Earth Month is sponsored by Pace University Environmental Center and N.A.T.U.R.E. (student environmental club) with the support of Provost Uday Sukhatme, ScD. For more information contact Angelo Spillo at or (914) 773-3530.