Trash to Treasure

You know what they say: Someone’s trash is someone else’s treasure. Whether this can be proven, we don’t know, but you can tell us either way if you stop by the Trash to Treasure Bazaar on September 12 in PLV!

Are you buying your back to school stuff and getting ready to decorate that dorm room? Well, before you spend more than you have to at your local Target or IKEA, check out what was collected from students moving out last semester at the Trash to Treasure Bazaar on September 12 in PLV.

You’ll find many of the items you need to move in at deep discounts that could save you some serious cash. Pick up lamps for $3.50 and tables for $5.00. All of the items can be reserved here. This stuff may be used, but it’s all still good!

The Trash to Treasure Bazaar is a program of the Student Sustainability Subcommittee of the GreenPace Committee, and 100% of the profits go to sustainability efforts on campus.

And that’s not all: Have you heard about the Adopt-a-Bin program? If you’re part of a student organization and would like some advertising, this program will help you get it. All you need to do is support the Clean Campus Pledge.

If all of these green goodies are right up your alley, nominate your friends, faculty, or others who are developing innovative services that help Pace meet its commitment to sustainable practices, for a GreenPace Award.

(Don’t Let Them) Pave Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot…

From the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies to our highly-ranked Environmental Law program to our celebration of Earth Day every day, you don’t even need to walk off-campus to feel like you’re making a difference in the world.

Whether you’ve been at Pace for a few minutes or a few years, there’s no denying how much we cherish the environment here. From Pace Academy programs such as the Environmental Consortium and the grassroots How Green is My Town? to the Environmental Gateway, your guide to all of Pace’s environmental offerings like internships and externships, student organizations, and more; to our extending Earth Day into a full month of campus clean-ups and tree plantings; Pace disproves Kermit’s whole “It’s Not Easy Being Green.”

And the students are taking charge on all campuses. PLV student organizations include NATURE (Natural Activists Teaching an Understanding and Respect for the Environment) and Wave of Green and you can read more about those here. In WP, the Environmental Law Society participates in all kinds of local and regional outreach events. And just because NYC has less green space than Westchester doesn’t mean we don’t care as much. T.H.I.N.K. Environment (The Healthy, Independent, Natural Knowledge of the Environment) has helped transform Drumgoole Park, the One Pace Plaza roof gardens, and more!

If you’re looking to do more with the environment, get in touch with our departments and centers right here at Pace and they’ll tell you about all the great things you can work on.