John Jay College’s 6th Annual three-day marathon of award-winning environmental documentaries. Monday April 15, 2019  through Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in John Jay College’s New Building Student Dining Hall. Full Schedule at:  jjay.cuny.edu/ecocinema Free Tickets at:  http://tinyurl.com/jjc-films Films Screening in …

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    The climate crisis brought on by our use of fossil fuels which is threatening the human habitat was the topic of the entire August 6th 2018 New York Times magazine. The article  presents previously unknown information on how …

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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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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 …

Coming to Terms with Climate Change. Book Review: David A. Collings. Stolen Future, Broken Present. The Human Significance of Climate Change. Read more »

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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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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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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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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Professor Milena Popov’s Introduction to Sustainability Studies (SUS 299) students have been devising methods to clean up oil spills, exploring the traditional methods such as aeration, filtration, sedimentation, conglomeration, and even brainstorming new and improved methods. For example, using a filter …

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