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The Fight for Change in Asthma Alley

Joanne Guerra SUS 200 THE FIGHT FOR CHANGE IN ASTHMA ALLEY   When you’re born and raised in New York City you learn to deal with all kinds of smells. Smells that range from sizzling scrumptious pizza to week-old garbage.

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Racing Extinction – Film Review

Joanne Guerra Racing Extinction   Racing Extinction, directed by Louie Psihoyos, is a 2015 documentary in which undercover activists illustrate the mass extinction of animals due to human activity. These activists traveled globally and brought to light issues of the

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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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Radio Plays a Great Success

  Radio Plays Performed by John Jay Students Address Climate Change By Rebecca Fullan and Kaitlin Mondello   From November 30 to Dec. 5, 2015, Professor Karen Malpede and her Sustainability and Environmental Justice and Theatre and Justice classes produced

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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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Public talk: “Oceans: Fixable messes? How we can help”

As part of the Sierra Club’s Sustainability Series, a panel discussion on ocean pollution will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Seafarers & International House, 123 E. 15th St., Manhattan.  Door open at 6:30 for refreshments and the talk starts

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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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Fracking: An epic poem

By Bailey Sincox Preface to Fracking: An Epic Poem “But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.” –Rachel Carson Marcellus’ story is just that: a story. Building upon the Odyssey, the

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“EcoCinema Cafe”: 3-day environmental film festival at John Jay

From April 21 through 23, 2015, in the John Jay Cafeteria, Lindsey Kaymen (Director of Environmental Health and Safety) will present the annual “EcoCinema Cafe” film festival a joint project of the college’s Sustainability Committee, the Environmental Education Fund (EEF) and

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