Findings of One-Year Study of Greenhouse Gas Reduction of 30 Municipalities to be Announced

Findings will be detailed from a year-long study, that Pace Law was asked to help facilitate, of local and county government greenhouse gas reduction programs. Two-thirds of the 45 municipalities – or 30 municipalities with a total population of over half a million – in Westchester County responded to the voluntary survey, which was conducted jointly by Pace Law School’s Center for Environmental Legal Studies Research Assistants with the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund.

REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

MEDIA ADVISORY

NEWS CONFERENCE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17 AT 12:00 NOON, PACE LAW SCHOOL, WHITE PLAINS

FINDINGS FROM A ONE-YEAR STUDY OF 30 LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES AND THEIR GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION PROGRAMS

“MOVING INTO ACTION” RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW WESTCHESTER CAN BECOME MORE ENVIROMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE AND CONSERVE RESOURCES FOR OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS

PRESENTED BY

Pace Law School and NY League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

WHAT: News conference to present “Climate Adaptation and Mitigation: Westchester Responds to the Changing Future” findings from 30 municipalities.

Findings will be detailed from a year-long study, that Pace Law was asked to help facilitate, of local and county government greenhouse gas reduction programs. Two-thirds of the 45 municipalities – or 30 municipalities with a total population of over half a million – in Westchester County responded to the voluntary survey, which was conducted jointly by Pace Law School’s Center for Environmental Legal Studies Research Assistants with the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund.

The survey centered on seven areas of environmental goals set forth in the Westchester Action Plan for Climate Change and Sustainable Development: (1) greenhouse gas footprints; (2) energy; (3) transportation; (4) land use; (5) funding resources; (6) water resources/stormwater runoff; and (7) waste reduction and recycling.

WHO: The Pace Law School Center for Environmental Legal Studies and the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund will host the news conference to announce the release of the co-authored report “Climate Adaptation and Mitigation: Westchester Responds to the Changing Future.” Senior environmental law experts from Pace Law School and the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund who will outline the report’s findings and put the results into context for Westchester’s future are:

• Marcia Bystryn, President of New York League of Conservation Voters

• Michelle S. Simon, Dean of Pace Law School

• Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Assistant Dean of Environmental Law Programs, Pace Law School

WHEN: Wednesday, March 17 at 12 noon

WHERE: Pace Law School (Preston Hall, Tudor Room),

78 North Broadway,

White Plains, NY

Media admission by press pass. Check-in required.

Media contacts:

Crista Scaturro, (914) 422-4389, cscaturro@law.pace.edu

Cara Cea, (914) 906-9680, ccea@pace.edu

Founded in 1976, Pace University School of Law has over 7,000 alumni throughout the country and the world and is consistently ranked among the nation’s top three programs in environmental law. It offers full- and part-time day and evening JD programs on its White Plains, NY, campus and offers the Master of Laws degree in Environmental Law, Real Estate Law and Comparative Legal Studies, and a Doctor of Laws in environmental law. The School of Law is part of Pace University, a comprehensive, independent, and diversified university with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. www.law.pace.edu

The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (NYLCVEF) educates New Yorkers about environmental issues and the environmental decision-making process on the local, state and federal levels. Established in 1993 as the educational affiliate of the New York League of Conservation Voters, NYLCVEF fosters open, nonpartisan discussion on environmental policy, and empowers New Yorkers to participate in environmental protection efforts in their communities. www.nylcv.org

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