The Environmental Sciences Initiative enables multi-disciplinary research focused on addressing key environmental research questions of the twenty-first century. Among these include the need to manage energy, carbon and nutrients in ways that reduce waste and enhance recycling; protect humans from the impacts of pollution; co-design our cities with both engineering and green principles in mind; protect unique biodiversity assets and the valuable ecosystem services they provide; and, refurbish and make more efficient our built and natural infrastructure assets.

Within the ASRC, Environmental Sciences Initiative faculty and staff are developing new methods and approaches to advance cutting-edge research. They routinely collaborate with researchers from within the ASRC and across CUNY and the world.

Find out more information about some of these areas, including recent publications by faculty, staff, and affiliates.

Across the CUNY campuses, faculty and researchers are engaged in a number of different areas of environmental research. The Environmental Sciences Initiative is designed to provide an open and highly interactive setting for researchers to engage in innovative and cutting-edge work.

Find out more about some of these areas.