Posted on May 4, 2016 by Rebecca Bratspies
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…
Posted on October 15, 2015 by Andy Jones
CUER and the CUNY Law Green Coalition held a lively discussion at the CUNY School of Law on September 25, providing students a unique international perspective on our country’s consumption practices and global warming impacts. The…
Posted on October 14, 2015 by Andy Jones
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…
Posted on March 28, 2014 by Webmaster
On March 20, 2014, CUER co-hosted an evening conversation about environmental justice featuring Dr. Robert Bullard.
Posted on March 11, 2014 by Webmaster
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.
Posted on March 7, 2014 by Rebecca Bratspies
On February 28, 2014, CUER Director Rebecca Bratspies testified before the City Council Environmental Committee.
Posted on February 25, 2014 by Rebecca Bratspies
At first glance, Greenpoint seems much like many other ethnically diverse New York City neighborhood struggling with rapid gentrification.
Posted on December 13, 2013 by 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…
Posted on December 4, 2013 by Rebecca Bratspies
Professor Rebecca Bratspies and student fellows with CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) have been working closely with parents at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to address noise from nearby subway tracks that is affecting…
Posted on November 13, 2013 by Rebecca Bratspies
We have a problem in New York City: We generate more than 30,000 tons of waste each day. Roughly one third of that waste is household trash, and the daunting task of collecting garbage from New…