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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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Series: Sustainability and You

By, Laura Estrada Have you ever attempted to change something about yourself because you knew that it would better something or someone? For a class project we were challenged to change a behavior in our lives that has a negative

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Series: Sustainability and You

Convenience Kills Connor Fass   The convenience of plastic materials, whether plastic bags, bottles, or any other type of packaging, is slowly poisoning the environments we all live in. I’ve learned this terrifying truth while conducting an environmental research experiment

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Series: Sustainability and You

by Amanda Zufolo   Reusable Water Bottle vs. Plastic Water Bottles Back in the beginning of the semester, we were asked to pick a sustainable habit and follow through with it until the end of the semester, but ultimately for

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Eco-Fashion Show

Great report on a recent Eco-Fashion Show held at John Jay College by Milena Popov and her students. Please check out the link to see more pictures of the incredible articles our students made. EcoFashionShow-MilenaPopov-article

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Eco Fashion Show

Eco Fashion Show at the John Jay College By Milena Popov   Photo by Carolina Fernandez Photo by Elijah Wilson  John Jay’s first ever Eco Fashion Show happened on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 during community hour on the Jay Walk

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The (il)legal trade in e-waste between Europe and West-Africa

By Lieselot Bisschop Contemporary society generates ever higher quantities of waste as a result of increased consumption and production. The use of chemicals in manufacturing products has also contributed to a higher toxicity of waste (Pellow, 2007). E-waste – waste

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“leftovers”: A group art show about your trash

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Recycled art using materials from Beijing building sites on display in NYC

The beauty of reusable materials is on full display in a public exhibit of two majestically crafted birds hanging from the ceiling at St. John the Divine cathedral in upper Manhattan (1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street).  Chinese contemporary artist Xu Bing

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