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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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Endangered! – Extended Until March 3

  ENDANGERED! Extended to March 3, 2017   ©Nick Brandt, Ranger with Tusks of Killed Elephant, Amboseli, 2011 Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich   John Jay College – President’s Gallery Haaren Hall, 899 Tenth

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John Jay Students Doing Awesome Things – Environmental Justice Radio Shows

Four Environmental Justice Radio Shows Created by Students American marine biologist and conservationist Rachel Carson once said, “The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe, the less taste we shall have for

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The Environmental Injustice of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

by Danielle Cabrera     Although the Great Pacific Garbage Patch may seem like just an island of floating trash, it is actually a great danger to sea animals and humans. Everyone needs to know how this environmental issue is

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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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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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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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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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