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Brown bag talk: Distributed solar power and the energy-system revolution

On Thursday, March 12, 2015, James Martin will discuss his work on “Distributed Solar Power and the Energy-System Revolution.  The talk will take place at 1:40 p.m.  in room 3510 North Hall (Economics conference room) at John Jay College of

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Law as a solution to climate change

Recent court filings in Europe accuse governments of insufficiently countering climate change By Lieselot Bisschop In 2012, Roger Cox, a Dutch lawyer, published a book called Revolution Justified: Why only the law can save us now. This provides a well-documented historic account of

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Confronting climate change: Insight from the nuclear disarmament movement

This talk, on Thursday December 4, 204, at 6 p.m. at the New School (Manhattan), will focus on how to generate the political and social change necessary to confront climate change. The presenters include: Robert Jay Lifton, author of many books, including

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Film screening and discussion: “The wisdom to survive: climate change, capitalism, and community”

Join filmmaker John Ankele for a screening of his new documentary “The wisdom to survive: Climate change, capitalism, and community” followed by a discussion.  The film starts from the point of view that climate change has already arrived, as scientists

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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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SEJ students and professors attend “Extreme Whether”

Environmentalism and theater– a winning combination!  A group of students in the SEJ undergraduate minor program, taking Prof. Alexander Schlutz’s Environmental Justice (SUS 300) and Prof. Milena Popov’s Introduction to Sustainability (SUS 299) courses, were among the theater audience at

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Video of the Climate March

Raymond Fuller from Prof. Alexander Schlutz’s Environmental Justice course (SUS 300) shot the below video of the historic Climate March on September 21, 2014. Check it out! It gives the viewer a sense of how many, many people were there, the

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“Extreme Whether”: A play about the future of our planet

SEJ faculty member, and adjunct instructor in the Communications & Theater Arts Department, Karen Malpede wrote and directs Extreme Whether, which hits the stage in NYC this fall (October 2-26, 2014). Extreme Whether dramatizes the controversy over climate change but evolves into a reverie about the sublime in

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Message from Mother Earth

by Joan Hoffman, Founder of the SEJ Program Large looming images of Mother Earth, as diverse as the bodies, hands, and communities of beings who created them, paraded down the streets of New York City during the World Climate March

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More photos from Climate Week

Featured image (above): Caribbean Youth Exchange for Climate Change Resilience participants discuss the environmental health and justice challenges in Caribbean nations. Below: More scenes from the John Jay contingent at the Climate March last Sunday. [Photos by Nyasha Laing and

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