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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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Series: Sustainability and You

Sustainability & You Series   Over the course of the fall 2015 semester, students in Jennifer Pipitone’s Environmental Psychology: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sustainability course carried out a semester project entitled “Sustainability& You.” The project was designed to give students insight

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Student Post – Measuring your Ecological Footprint

Ecological Footprint By Serena Windett, student in Prof. Popov’s Introduction to Sustainability Studies class   The term “ecological footprint” is unfamiliar to a lot of people around the world. It is important because it measures the impact of a person

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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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