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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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Environmental Club sails the Hudson River

The Environmental Club of John Jay College and SEJ Prof. Sandra Swenson organized a sail on the Hudson River on Tuesday April 28, 2015.  After walking along the Hudson River Park to the 79th street boat basin, the group sailed

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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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Reporting back from the Galapagos

By Mary Ting During winter break, I had the opportunity to be part of a twelve-day tortoise conservation-focused tour to the Galapagos Islands organized by Russell Burke, biology professor at Hofstra University. The group included a number of noted turtle scientists,

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Brown bag lunch talk: Reporting back from the Galapagos

Professor Mary Ting will discuss her 12-day trip to the Galapagos Islands with a special emphasis on giant Galapagos turtle-breeding, during a brown bag lunch on February 26, 2015, at 1:40 p.m. at John Jay College (Manhattan) in room 7.63.42, new building (English

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“We need our open spaces”: Panel discussion about NYC’s community gardens

As part of the Sierra Club’s Sustainability Series, a panel discussion of city policies around community gardens will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at Seafarers & International House, 123 E. 15th St., Manhattan.  Door open at 6:30 for

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BOOK REVIEW: Portney’s “Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously”

By Joan Hoffman Are sustainable cities our salvation? The growth of city sustainability plans is impressive. Is this “greenwashing” or are the plans serious? Kent E. Portney, in Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously: Economic Development, the Environment, and Quality of Life

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