Pace University Goes Green: Series of Environmental Lectures to be held in February-April, 1999

Attendees in a unique Pace University environmental lecture series will learn how to advocate for the environment and actively collaborate to write legislation to prevent boats from dumping sewage in
the Hudson River. The series, organized by professor Greg Julian, Pace Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, and John Cronin, Hudson Riverkeeper,
will feature five of New York states leading advocates including John Cahill, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner, and Chris Meyer, Director of New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG). All lectures will be held in the Kessel Campus Center of Pace University’s Pleasantville campus at 6:00 p.m.

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PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Attendees in a unique Pace University environmental
lecture series will learn how to advocate for the environment and actively
collaborate to write legislation to prevent boats from dumping sewage in
the Hudson River. The series, organized by professor Greg Julian, Pace
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, and John Cronin, Hudson Riverkeeper,
will feature five of New York states leading advocates including John
Cahill, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Commissioner, and Chris Meyer, Director of New York Public Interest
Research Group (NYPIRG). All lectures will be held in the Kessel
Campus Center of Pace University’s Pleasantville campus at 6:00 p.m.

The series, open to all interested parties, is part of a Pace
University course “Issues in Public Policy: The Hudson River” taught
by Julian and Cronin. Additional requirements for the course include
introducing a bill to the New York State Assembly and Senate
prohibiting the discharge of sewage from boats on the Hudson River,
and organizing an Earth Day Celebration. Julian comments, “This is
a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about public policy in
a democracy by practicing citizen advocacy.”

Pace University Environmental Lecture Series

· February 8: John Cahill, New York State Department of
Environmental Conservation Commissioner

· February 22: Chris Meyer, director of NYPIRG

· March 22: Pete Seeger, musician and songwriter,
founder of Clearwater movement

· April 5: Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, Chair of the
New York State Assembly Environmental Conservation
Commission

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with
campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly
14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and
professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts
and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer
Science and Information Systems, School of Education,
School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World
Trade Institute.

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