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Our Earth’s future: One-day course at the Natural History Museum

In a special one-day event , Dr. Debra Tillinger will lead an exploration of the science of the Arctic and Antarctica, examining how changes in these two regions of Earth reflect and shape the impacts of climate change. Participants will hear from guest speakers

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Paradigm Shift Festival at Baruch College

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Eating a “paleo” diet in the city: Public debate

On March 5, a fascinating debate on nutrition science is taking place between Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, and John Mackey, the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market. John

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Film event: “Escape to Papua New Guinea”

On Tuesday, February 24 the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) is hosting a world premiere screening of Escape to Papua New Guinea, the latest release in the Escape to Nature Series. There will be a Q&A with the producers Libor Spacek

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Eco-artist Betsy Damon speaks in “When Nature Roars” class

A world renowned eco artist Betsy Damon will present her work to John Jay College students in the Professor Milena Popov’s “When Nature Roars: Global Catastrophe and Human Responsibility” class this Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:10 a.m. in the

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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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Walmart’s hazardous waste crimes: Toward public awareness and shaming

By Jovanni Rodriguez Last year Walmart Stores Inc. pled guilty in three criminal cases that were brought against them by federal prosecutors and a civil case brought by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Walmart violated the Clean Water Act which

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On behalf of nature: A voice ensemble performance

Meredith Monk has spent decades exploring the the human voice. She headlines at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) this holiday season,  presenting a mesmerizing hymn to compassion.  Inspired by the Buddhist conception of oneness,  On Behalf of Nature represents our connection to the natural

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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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Boots on the ground: Protecting rhinos in South Africa from poachers

Matt Bracken, a ranger who works to protect rhinos in South Africa will be giving a talk on his work at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on December 3 during community hour.  Please join us in room 3510, North Hall,

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