Pace Sustainability Initiative (PSI) is a growing group of civically engaged students who are dedicated to making change, increasing sustainability on campus and heightening Pace community members’ environmental consciousness. Members identify where there is room for sustainable improvement on campus, discuss and plan how to address them at meetings, and take real action within committees.
Founded in 2017, PSI is a relatively young club with several accomplishments already under its belt, ranging from small projects like revamping recycling stations around campus, to large successes like the implementation of Water Aerators in dorm buildings. Current projects underway include a proposal for a Green Roof atop 1 Pace Plaza, Microfiber Filtration for campus washing machines, and large-scale cafeteria transformation through plastic reduction and implementation of composting.
PSI is broken into three committees of students to tackle different aspects of its goals: Engagement and Outreach (educational events, field trips, guest speakers, advertisements), Research and Advocacy (planning proposals, drafting projects, analyzing and assessing measures for implementation), and Pace Produce Initiative, a collaboration with the existing club of the same name, who leads the student-run campus garden. This partnership has brought a fresh new aspect to PSI where students can engage in physical work and watch their efforts bloom throughout the year, in addition to being able to use what they plant and/or donate produce to different off-campus groups. PSI advertises to and connects with the community through its social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
PSI sees problems, finds solutions, and fights for those solutions until they are implemented. Recognizing its duty to the school, city, state, nation, and planet, it sees no project as too ambitious and welcomes all interested to join its efforts.
The Pace Sustainability Initiative Executive Board is President Thomas Carpenito, Vice President Madeline Florio, Treasurer Joao Paulo Merger, and Secretary Milena Azevedo.
MEET THE E-BOARD
THOMAS CARPENITO, '21
MADELINE FLORIO, '22
JOAO M G MAUGER, '21
MILENA AZEVEDO, '21