Archive for February, 2011

Diversity in the City: Stephanie Matthews

February 28, 2011
Diversity in the City: Stephanie Matthews

I’m not a native New Yorker but I’ve grown up very aware of a loss of culture, loss of land, and traditions. I think it’s extremely important that people are not displaced and that folks don’t lose what really matters to them, however they define that.

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The Greenhouse that Keeps on Growing

February 24, 2011
The Greenhouse that Keeps on Growing

Last week, Carina and I visited the rooftop greenhouse at P.S. 333.  I wrote about the opening of the greenhouse in an earlier post, so it was great to have the opportunity to see the project firsthand. We were met by founders of the Greenhouse Project Manuela Zamora and Sidsel Robards (both parents at P.S. […]

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Diversity in the City: Sandra Elia Martinez

February 14, 2011
Diversity in the City: Sandra Elia Martinez

This series of interviews with New Yorkers of color seeks to both explore these issues and to capture personal narratives of individual experiences related to community equity and sustainability.

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“Changing the Way We Eat” with TEDx Manhattan

February 10, 2011

This Saturday, TEDxManhattan will be hosting a day long event in New York City entitled “Changing the Way We Eat.” The program features a wide range of food stakeholders- activists, authors, journalists, physicians, environmentalists, and entrepreneurs- engaging with the event’s central question. CUNY’s own Fredrick Kaufman– Professor of Journalism at the CUNY Graduate Center and […]

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Transition and Resilience in Cuban Agriculture

February 4, 2011
Transition and Resilience in Cuban Agriculture

This week, Hunter and the rest of the CUNY campuses gear up for the spring semester with their first full week of classes (though I use the term “spring” lightly- what with the mountains of snow piled on every sidewalk in the City). It has been nearly two weeks since I returned from Cuba. As […]

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