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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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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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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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Student Post on Water and Food Scarcity

Jonathan Trinidad     Falling Water Tables and Shrinking Harvest In his book World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse, Lester R. Brown writes about “Falling Water Tables and Shrinking Harvests.” He discusses how the traditional

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Student Post on Alternative Energy

Diana Kochkareva Wind, Solar, and Geothermal Energy Chapter 9 of Lester R. Brown’s World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse explains the possibilities for renewable energy with wind, solar, and geothermal. Because of the environmental problems

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Student Post On Food Scarcity

The Emerging Politics of Food Scarcity by Hue Chen Not only are we facing a crisis of exploitation and depletion of the limited resources and other various environmental problems, we face another troubling concern, worldwide food shortages. As a world,

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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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Jacqui Patterson at John Jay College

by Nyasha Laing On Wednesday, September 30, the Program in Sustainability and Environmental Justice, the Africana Studies department and the Gender Studies program welcomed Jacqueline Patterson, Director of Environmental and Climate Justice at the NAACP to John Jay as part

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Coming to Terms with Climate Change. Book Review: David A. Collings. Stolen Future, Broken Present. The Human Significance of Climate Change.

by Alexander Schlutz Environmentalists celebrated a rare victory at the end of last year, when New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on fracking. The decision was made after the state’s acting health commissioner Howard Zucker – following

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