With all the environmental changes taking place right now, it is great to see a law school stepping forward and joining the effort at eliminating unnecessary plastic at school campuses.

Elisabeth Haub School of Law announced last week that it has added numerous measures to implement green and sustainable solutions (implemented immediately). These include things such as:

  • Eliminating plastic straws (moving to paper straws)
  • Eliminating plasticware and instead using china and metal in the cafeteria

Moving forward into 2019, the school will also be implementing new energy efficient dishwashers and water bubblers to encourage students to use their own refillable water bottles.

From the School’s Press Release:

“For decades, the Elisabeth Haub School of Law has been a pioneer in the field of environmental law and home to a nationally recognized environmental law program,” said Dean Horace Anderson. “I am so pleased that today, we are ensuring that we continue to lead the way by taking important measures to ensure that our campus is more sustainable than ever.”

“Plastic pollution is one of the most urgent environmental issues facing our planet. It is estimated that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight,” said Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law Jason Czarnezki. “The Law School is taking a first and necessary step to help confront this crisis and enact more sustainable practices.”

Awesome job Pace!

Read the full press release here: https://www.pace.edu/news-release/press-release-elisabeth-haub-school-law-announces-new-sustainability-measures-to-move