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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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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 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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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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Geology of Fifth Avenue walking tour

On June 7, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., NYC H20 is sponsoring a walking tour of the city’s geological materials.  New York has an abundance of building stones -in lobbies, on facades, sidewalks and curbstone. These materials used in

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Protest hike in the New Jersey Highlands against the Pilgrim Oil Pipeline

By Alexander Schlutz A group of concerned New Jerseyans met this past Sunday morning for a hike in the Ramapo Valley County Reservation to protest the proposed Pilgrim oil pipeline. If constructed, the pipeline would pump 400,000 gallons of crude

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Environmental Club sails the Hudson River

The Environmental Club of John Jay College and SEJ Prof. Sandra Swenson organized a sail on the Hudson River on Tuesday April 28, 2015.  After walking along the Hudson River Park to the 79th street boat basin, the group sailed

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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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South Bronx Unite environmental justice bike tour

Participants of all ages will visit sites along the community-designed Mott Haven-Port Morris Waterfront Plan, including the proposed Lincoln Avenue waterfront park, the 132nd Street pier and the historic Port Morris gantries. Participants will also learn about local organizing campaigns

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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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