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Stung by the Climate – A report on A Film Event

Stung by the Climate by Vincent Irizarry I went to an event called Stung by the Climate, a unit of three short films at the New York Institute of Technology for Climate Week. Check out previews for the films here.

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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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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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Public talk: “Oceans: Fixable messes? How we can help”

As part of the Sierra Club’s Sustainability Series, a panel discussion on ocean pollution will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Seafarers & International House, 123 E. 15th St., Manhattan.  Door open at 6:30 for refreshments and the talk starts

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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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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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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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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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Species loss and the need for environmental education are common themes discussed by SEJ experts

By Joan Hoffman Human predation is rooted in the financial gain to be made from selling various species and their parts. Four of our wildlife and environmental specialists from our prior brown bag lunch talks at John Jay College: Julie

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Countdown to Paris: Update on global climate treaty talks

Come and be a part of confronting climate change at a global level… This is the follow up event to the forum in September, “A Global Climate Treaty: Why the US Must Lead.”  In the six months since the People’s Climate March in NYC,

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