Color the Census with CUER

Join Mayah and Bina as they learn about the Census in CUER’s new coloring book We All Count. This project is part of the Environmental Justice Chronicles, CUER’s ongoing collaboration with artist Charlie LaGreca. Also, be…

CUER Debuts New Mayah’s Lot Comic to Activate Census Advocacy

As part of its Maya’s Lot series, CUER’s latest work with artist Charlie Lagreca takes readers inside why the Census process is integral to our rights – and dispels misconceptions around whether participation in the Census puts data or undocumented people at risk (it doesn’t!).

CUER Goes Inside FOIA for Environmental Justice with Conference and Comic

In Fall 2018, the Center for Urban Environmental Reform co-hosted a day-long conference titled Separating Facts from Fake News: Environmental FOIA in the Trump Era. The conference featured panels of environmental journalists and environmental law and…

Read Book 2 in the Environmental Justice Chronicles: Bina’s Plant

The Center for Urban Environmental Reform is proud to announce the release of Bina’s Plant, the second book in the Environmental Justice Chronicles. Bina’s Plant again features the unstoppable sisters Mayah and Bina as they advocate…

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…

Overconsumption and Climate Justice

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…

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…

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

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

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

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