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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fracking: An epic poem

By Bailey Sincox Preface to Fracking: An Epic Poem “But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.” –Rachel Carson Marcellus’ story is just that: a story. Building upon the Odyssey, the

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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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“leftovers”: A group art show about your trash

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