Pace University, established in 1906, is a liberal arts university in the New York-Metropolitan Area. Pace is a private university dedicated to providing a high-quality education to 13,000 Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral students each year. With additional locations in New York City and Westchester County, Pace University has a commitment to bettering its community and encouraging its students, faculty, and staff to positively influence the world around them.
Completed in 2011, Pace's Climate Action Plan states that their goal is to develop a plan to reduce their emissions by 30% in 10 years. Through aggressive energy conservation measures, they have already reduced our emissions by 5%. The remaining 25 % will be achieved by additional conservation measures, on site electricity and hot water generation, solar electric systems, and offsetting with Urban Offsets!
Pace University's first community-based carbon project was hosted in partnership with New York Restoration Project. New York City was selected as the location of the project based on tree giveaway locations, the desired emissions reduction time frame, and proximity to Pace University campuses.