(PHOTOS + VIDEO) Environmental Justice on the Cutting Edge – A Conversation with Dean Robert Bullard

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On March 20, 2014, CUER co-hosted an evening conversation about environmental justice featuring Dr. Robert Bullard.

Some Recent News Affecting (Mostly) Your (Urban) Environment

This article touches on a number of news items, with my comments. 1) [This post ended up being longer than expected]. According to the NY Post (sorry), the New York City Council is considering a proposal…

Mayah’s Lot in Action

With the generous support of the Northstar Fund’s Greening Western Queens Fund, CUER spent Spring 2013 and Fall 2014 working closely with fifth grade students at PS85Q in Astoria Queens.

Environmental Justice at City Council

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On February 28, 2014, CUER Director Rebecca Bratspies testified before the City Council Environmental Committee.

Environmental Justice on the Cutting Edge – A Conversation with Dean Robert Bullard

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Join CUER on March 20th for an evening conversation about environmental justice featuring Dr. Robert Bullard.

Professor Bratspies writes on Greenpoint’s Environmental Benefit Fund as a Model for Community Participation

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At first glance, Greenpoint seems much like many other ethnically diverse New York City neighborhood struggling with rapid gentrification.

(VIDEO) Transforming Brooklyn’s Urban Backwater: Perspectives on the Gowanus Canal

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, … hosted at the CUNY School of Law. View the videos below…

Environmental Legislative Successes Close Out 2013 and Ring in the New Year

Some good news for the environment coming out of the NYC City Council and off Gov. Cuomo’s desk in Albany yesterday: 1) NYC is starting the process of banning polystyrene takeout containers. A one-year study on…

Rally on Subway Noise at Elementary School Includes Prof. Bratspies, Local Leaders

Yesterday, parents and local leaders held a rally at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to draw attention to the noise that the nearby subway makes each time it travels past the school, affecting students’ learning and health….

Young, Loud and Something to Say: CUER Joins Global Kids at NYC Talking Transition Tent

This article was jointly written by Andy Jones and Ethan Middlebrooks On Friday, November 22, CUER Fellows Andy Jones and I joined youth from Global Kids, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to fostering global learning and youth…