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Endangered Species

by Alexnder Schlutz Right by the barricades on the north-east corner of 5th avenue and 57th street, where the unending throng of protesters united in the NYC Women’s march was dispersed by the NYPD, just a few tantalizing blocks short

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Black Rock Forest

by Tim Poon When we hear about the American Museum of Natural History, we immediately imagine the breathtaking exhibits that the museum has to offer, or the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, who helped create the museum.

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Sustainable Vancouver: Lessons in Variability

by Joan Hoffmann Planning a trip while decluttering my office and preparing for a presentation precluded formation of precise anticipations. Vancouver, therefore, handed me a string of surprises and unexpected lessons. My first reaction was a desire to stand up

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Environmental Justice: Art and Protecting Wildlife

By Yichun Luo In 2008, I started my academic experience at John Jay College. While exploring the study of justice, I found myself also becoming interested in visual art. My first studio art class was Introduction to Drawing taught by

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Blogging from Paris

SEJ program member Karen Malpede has now returned from France, but her blog posts about her experiences in Paris during the UN climate talks and her participation there in ArtCOP21, the festival of cultural activity on climate change, continue to

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Jacqui Patterson at John Jay College

by Nyasha Laing On Wednesday, September 30, the Program in Sustainability and Environmental Justice, the Africana Studies department and the Gender Studies program welcomed Jacqueline Patterson, Director of Environmental and Climate Justice at the NAACP to John Jay as part

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Coming to Terms with Climate Change. Book Review: David A. Collings. Stolen Future, Broken Present. The Human Significance of Climate Change.

by Alexander Schlutz Environmentalists celebrated a rare victory at the end of last year, when New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on fracking. The decision was made after the state’s acting health commissioner Howard Zucker – following

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Protest hike in the New Jersey Highlands against the Pilgrim Oil Pipeline

By Alexander Schlutz A group of concerned New Jerseyans met this past Sunday morning for a hike in the Ramapo Valley County Reservation to protest the proposed Pilgrim oil pipeline. If constructed, the pipeline would pump 400,000 gallons of crude

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More pictures from the People’s Climate March

Here’s another installment of pictures from last month’s climate march, with SEJ program members and other John Jay faculty out in force among the other marchers.                      

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Activist mothers speak out at John Jay educational forum on children’s health and fossil fuels

By Alexander Schlutz Yesterday’s educational forum on Today’s Fossil Fuels and the Future of Our Children’s Health – co-sponsored by The Mothers Project, Climate Mama, the Center for Environmental Health, and John Jay’s program in Sustainability and Environmental Justice  –

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