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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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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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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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Brown bag talk: Distributed solar power and the energy-system revolution

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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Film screening and discussion: “The wisdom to survive: climate change, capitalism, and community”

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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Cleaning up oil spills

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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More pictures from the People’s Climate March

Here’s another installment of pictures from last month’s climate march, with SEJ program members and other John Jay faculty out in force among the other marchers.                      

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John Jay students, staff, and faculty help make history at the People’s Climate March

Joining hundreds of thousands people from thousands of organization, members of the John Jay community enthusiastically turned out for the People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21, 2014, to draw attention to the pressing need for a political roadmap to

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Activist mothers speak out at John Jay educational forum on children’s health and fossil fuels

By Alexander Schlutz Yesterday’s educational forum on Today’s Fossil Fuels and the Future of Our Children’s Health – co-sponsored by The Mothers Project, Climate Mama, the Center for Environmental Health, and John Jay’s program in Sustainability and Environmental Justice  –

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