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 destruction.” Often we go on living our lives with a passive attitude towards the planet we call our home. We don’t take the time to take in the beauty of our planet and instead of taking care of the land we cause destruction and hold a passive state of mind towards the consequences. (Bridget Ixcot, Environmental Justice student)
“For this radio show, seven students have joined forces to create United States of Mind, a group with a united mindset to inform the uninformed about the crises our nation is facing, through artistic means.” (Laura Estrada, Environmental Justice student)
Students in Environmental Justice created four radio shows to express their concerns and share their knowledge:
 United States of Mind  offers original eco-poetry followed by discussion with the authors
 An Energy Debate  introduces the pros and cons of wind, solar, nuclear and fossil fuel energy sources
 Food Justice discusses the economics and science of what we eat and why and suggests some things what we might not want to eat anymore
 Interview took students out into the field to ask other students what they know and how they feel about climate change. Their answers led these same students to create a Sustainable Energy brochure for distribution on campus.