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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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Volunteer day to care for Highbridge Forest in Manhattan

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. As part of the Forest Crew. you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques, and an

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Foraging tour in Central Park with Wildman Steve Brill

Learn what you can pick and eat from Central Park on this four-hour tour.  Central Park, always a great park for foraging, is spectacular in early summer. There are many terrific herbs, greens, and berries in season– all at the same

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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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Hudson River Park mulch-a-thon

Join your friends and neighbors this spring and lend a hand alongside Hudson River Park staff to plant, weed, mulch and prune—while basking in the spring sunshine. From Chambers Street to 59th Street along Manhattan’s west side, Hudson River Park

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Brooklyn beach clean-up

join NYC H20 and NYC Audubon for a beach clean­ing event at Plumb Beach, Brook­lyn, on Sat­ur­day, April 18, from 10am-1pm.  Free tranportation by bus from Union Square (Manhattan provided).  Click here for more information and to register.

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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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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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“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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Free admission to Wave Hill garden and conservatory

Enjoy Wave Hill, a 28-acre garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson Rover in the Bronx, for free if you enter by noon on any day (Tues.-Sat.) from January 3 to 31, 2015.  A winter wonderland, this New York City

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