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.

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.