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EcoCinema Cafe – A Marathon Film Festival

  Join us for the 4th annual Environmental Film Festival Marathon at John Jay College. Three Days. Award winning movies and inspiring discussions in the Student Dining Hall 8 am – 9 pm  April 24-26 Schedule highlights to date: Pachamama

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Endangered! – Extended Until March 3

  ENDANGERED! Extended to March 3, 2017   ©Nick Brandt, Ranger with Tusks of Killed Elephant, Amboseli, 2011 Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich   John Jay College – President’s Gallery Haaren Hall, 899 Tenth

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John Jay Students Doing Awesome Things – Environmental Justice Radio Shows

Four Environmental Justice Radio Shows Created by Students American marine biologist and conservationist Rachel Carson once said, “The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe, the less taste we shall have for

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Sustainable Vancouver: Lessons in Variability

by Joan Hoffmann Planning a trip while decluttering my office and preparing for a presentation precluded formation of precise anticipations. Vancouver, therefore, handed me a string of surprises and unexpected lessons. My first reaction was a desire to stand up

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Series: Sustainability and You

Tomer Joshua Environmental Psychology December 2015 My Journey towards Subjective Self-Awareness I grew up in the desert in Israel and spent a lot of my time outdoors. I had a strong connection to nature, always thinking about behaving in a

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Food should be shared, not thrown away! by Rolando Galan There is enough food to feed everyone worldwide, but in the course of a year about 1.3 billion tons of food were wasted by gluttonous human behavior (Buzy).There are currently

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College Student vs. Farmers Market by Michelle Sharkansky Just like most other kids in the United States, one of my favorite things to have in the morning was a big bowl of sugary cereal most likely produced by General Mills.

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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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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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Plastic Water Bottles and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by Cesar Ponce   The fall semester at John Jay was quite unique for me. For my Sustainability 280 class, I was assigned to make a behavior change that would promote

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