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JJ Alumna’s Path to Environmental Justice Work

Alumna’s John Jay education helped prepare her for her environmental justice work. ECUADOR The Gulf of Guayaquil endangered by socio-ecological conflicts and climate change. by Wendy Chávez[1] Ecuador is also known as the “middle of the world,” because it is

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The Bees and We

The Bees and We   Puzzling                The mysteriously disappearing bee,                Nourishment’s necessity, Reveals complexity.   The Bees: The commercial life of the bee:                Monocropping’s malnourishment                Absence of rest,                Pesticidal toxicity Weakening immune systems, Advantaging traditional

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The Water Will Come: 5 Takeaway Review

It was eerie watching the water rise slowly and steadily over the wall separating the garden from the tidal marsh at the edge of a small city in northern Florida , for the experience matched the accounts given by coastal

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Support Greening NYC’s Dirty Buildings

by Joan Hoffman with help of the CUNY Professional Staff Congress Environmental Justice Working Group YOU can support an important program to reduce New York City’s carbon footprint! Because New York City has the efficiency of a subway system, two

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Unknown Unknowns Mask Global Warming; Known Federal Irresponsibility Stimulates Local Actions

by Joan Hoffman The frustration of encountering “unknown unknowns” is familiar to everyone, such as when some part of the body that we didn’t even know existed suddenly hurts and we don’t know what to do about it.  And, sometimes,

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Green New Deal: excellent description

WITH A GREEN NEWDEAL, HERE’S WHAT THE WORLD COULD LOOK LIKE FOR THE NEXT GENERATIONby Kate Aranoff: December5 2018, 10:10 a.m. This article provides a broad and contextualized over view of the Green New Deal Proposal to be proposed to the

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The IPCC Challenge: Parisian Contradictions: An Odd Source of Hope

          Parisian Cafe Smoking      Parisian Building         Coal Plant Smoking I had dismissed as routine touristic gushing that oft heard claim, “Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world!” However, just

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The Need for Nuanced Conversations: About Wildfires.For Instance . by Joan Hoffman

The Need for Nuanced Conversations: About Wildfires.For Instance . by Joan Hoffman Tree Dance/Nature The advisability of a harmonious relationship with nature  is often an implicit or explicit recommendation in the sustainability movement. However, nature, which did give birth to

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Join Sept 6 NYC Climate March: Meeting place

Are you planning on being around for the next half-century? Then you must act to foster the kind of world you can be around in! You don’t have to look fifty years ahead to see the writing on the wall—or

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9/22 7:30pm Flipping the Script on Climate Change  (17 John Street)

SEPTEMBER 22, 2018  7:30-9:30  17 John Street, Manhattan Charles Eisenstein: Flipping the Script on Climate Change   https://www.garrisoninstitute.org/event/charles-eisenstein-flipping-the-script-on-climate-change/ Please Note: This event takes place at https://www.theassemblage.com/  in Manhattan.  How can we reimagine the framing, tactics, and goals we employ in our journey

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