WESTCHESTER’S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND GREENHOUSE GAS PROGRESS TO BE PRESENTED

Pace Law School & NY League of Conservation Voters Education Fund will hold March 17 news conference on yearlong study

WHITE PLAINS, NY, March 9, 2010 – The environmental health and progress of Westchester municipalities will be outlined Wednesday, March 17 at 12 noon during a joint news conference at Pace Law School in White Plains.

Findings will be detailed from a year-long study of local and county government greenhouse gas reduction programs. Two-thirds of the 45 municipalities 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 the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund.

The survey centers 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.

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 will outline the report’s findings and put the results into context for Westchester’s future.

WHO: Marica 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 Schol

WHAT: News conference to present “Climate Adaptation and Mitigation: Westchester Responds to the Changing Future”

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

78 North Broadway

White Plains, NY

WHEN: Wednesday, March 17 at 12 noon

Media admission by press pass. Check-in required.

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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