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EcoCinema Cafe – A Marathon Film Festival

  Join us for the 4th annual Environmental Film Festival Marathon at John Jay College. Three Days. Award winning movies and inspiring discussions in the Student Dining Hall 8 am – 9 pm  April 24-26 Schedule highlights to date: Pachamama

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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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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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Student Post – Measuring your Ecological Footprint

Ecological Footprint By Serena Windett, student in Prof. Popov’s Introduction to Sustainability Studies class   The term “ecological footprint” is unfamiliar to a lot of people around the world. It is important because it measures the impact of a person

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Stung by the Climate – A report on A Film Event

Stung by the Climate by Vincent Irizarry I went to an event called Stung by the Climate, a unit of three short films at the New York Institute of Technology for Climate Week. Check out previews for the films here.

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Volunteer day to care for Highbridge Forest in Manhattan

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. As part of the Forest Crew. you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques, and an

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Foraging tour in Central Park with Wildman Steve Brill

Learn what you can pick and eat from Central Park on this four-hour tour.  Central Park, always a great park for foraging, is spectacular in early summer. There are many terrific herbs, greens, and berries in season– all at the same

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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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SEJ students forage in Central Park, make salads from gathered greens

By Staci Strobl Central Park can feed you if you know what to pick.  Environmental Crime (SUS 240) students toured with Widman Steve Brill, a foraging expert, in Central Park on Saturday May 9, 2015. Exploring the deviant behavior of

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