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.

A Comic Book Sparks Kids Toward Environmental Justice


In my first blog post for The Nature of Cities, I wrote about environmental justice as a bridge between traditional environmentalism and an increasingly urban global population. I suggested that we had work to do to…

CUER Hosts Multigenerational Environmental Conference

On June 6, 2013, CUNY School of Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) is hosting “Act Now: Environmental Activism Conference,” a conference for both youth and adults to connect with climate and environmental activists, leading…

Mayah’s Lot Teaches Environmental Justice to Young Readers

Mayah’s Lot, the environmental justice comic book created by Professor Rebecca Bratspies and graphic artist Charlie LaGreca, is the focus of a article. The article describes the comic as simple and accessible, but also keenly…

Reaching New Audiences With an Environmental Justice Message


Environmental Justice, I bet you don’t even know what that means…I had no idea that it actually affects every one of us. That is, until it came to my home.

CUER Brings Environmental Justice to City Classrooms


The Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) at the City University of New York School of Law is helping to bring environmental justice to classrooms with the release of its comic book Mayah’s Lot. Mayah, the…

New York Times mentions Mayah’s Lot

This article on the New York Times Motherlode Blog mentions Mayah’s Lot as an option for teaching social studies through graphic novels. Between this article and the success of today’s Greening the Red Zone event, CUER…

Environmental Justice Comic Book: Mayah’s Lot

Mayah's Lot

CUER is proud to announce the releaase of Mayah’s Lot, our?? first environmental justice comic book. The book can be downloaded free of charge here..?? Community groups and schools interested in using Mayah’s Lot for educational…