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Endangered Species

by Alexnder Schlutz Right by the barricades on the north-east corner of 5th avenue and 57th street, where the unending throng of protesters united in the NYC Women’s march was dispersed by the NYPD, just a few tantalizing blocks short

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Environmental Justice: Art and Protecting Wildlife

By Yichun Luo In 2008, I started my academic experience at John Jay College. While exploring the study of justice, I found myself also becoming interested in visual art. My first studio art class was Introduction to Drawing taught by

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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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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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Geology of Fifth Avenue walking tour

On June 7, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., NYC H20 is sponsoring a walking tour of the city’s geological materials.  New York has an abundance of building stones -in lobbies, on facades, sidewalks and curbstone. These materials used in

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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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Environmental Club sails the Hudson River

The Environmental Club of John Jay College and SEJ Prof. Sandra Swenson organized a sail on the Hudson River on Tuesday April 28, 2015.  After walking along the Hudson River Park to the 79th street boat basin, the group sailed

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“EcoCinema Cafe”: 3-day environmental film festival at John Jay

From April 21 through 23, 2015, in the John Jay Cafeteria, Lindsey Kaymen (Director of Environmental Health and Safety) will present the annual “EcoCinema Cafe” film festival a joint project of the college’s Sustainability Committee, the Environmental Education Fund (EEF) and

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