Dr. Sacoby Wilson speaks at CUNY

In September 2020, CUER was honored to partner with CUNY BLSA and the Environmental Justice Collective to bring Dr. Sacoby Wilson to campus (via zoom).

Mayah’s Lot at the IGU Biennial Symposium

The 2021 Institute for Global Understanding Biennial Symposium focusing on Human Rights and the Environment featured Mayah’s Lot on the Environmental Justice panel. You can watch the panel from this link. https://www.monmouth.edu/igu/symposium/

CUNY Queens Sustainability Consortium

Join CUER and all of CUNY’s Queens Campuses to explore how academic research and expertise can support environmental justice advocacy. March 5 10:00-4:30. Register at http://bit.ly/2N7U1LD

CUER and CUNY Students object as Port Authority reneges on Clean Truck Plan

CUER filed official comments raising  serious objections to the Port Authority’s plan to abandon its Clean Truck Plan, the ambitious plan that would have dramatically reduced air pollution across the region. CUER alleged: “the Port Authority’s…

Queens environmental group honors CUER’s Professor Bratspies

The Eastern Queens Alliance recently honored CUER Director Rebecca Bratspies at its annual Idlewild Wetland and Wildlife Benefit and Award Luncheon. This year’s theme, “Our Communities Matter,” resonated throughout the afternoon, as community activists discussed a…

Environmental Justice at City Council

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

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

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…

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…

CUER Fellows Comment on Rockaway’s Pipeline

CUER Fellows Sharon Abel, Andrew Sawtelle, Andy Jones and Ethan Middlebrooks with CUER Director, Prof. Rebecca Bratspies

On behalf of the CUNY Center for Urban Environmental Reform, CUER Fellows Andy Jones and Ethan Middlebrooks recently submitted comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the Rockaway Delivery Lateral…