Archive for September, 2011

RIP Wangari Maathai

September 26, 2011
RIP Wangari Maathai

The Nobel laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, Wangari Maathai passed away yesterday. I’m not sure that there is a good time for such an amazing figure to leave us, but the current moment seems awfully unfortunate.  As may be indicated by the recent waive of protests on austerity measures, the  XL pipeline […]

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City Atlas Has Launched!

September 22, 2011
City Atlas Has Launched!

We are thrilled to announce that the City Atlas is now launched and running. We are still in a beta testing mode, but all of our content is up there and the site will be functioning, updated, and utilized from now on! Please do come and check it out for your self but a recap […]

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Climate Reality Check: 98 vs. 2

September 15, 2011
Climate Reality Check: 98 vs. 2

Al Gore’s latest initiative to galvanize the masses on the dangers and realities of climate change kicked off today with  24 Hours of Reality; an online educational event that will bring 24 people, from 24 places, in the span of 24 hours to discuss how changing climates are already impacting them. CISC Director Bill Solecki […]

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Funding Available for Undergraduate Student Projects Promoting Sustainability

September 13, 2011

Do you have an idea to make Hunter even greener?   The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) is a new mini-grant program on campus, open to all undergraduate students.  TGIF is currently accepting applications and will award grants on a competitive basis. The application deadline is Monday, October 17th. You can download the 2011-2012 TGIF Application […]

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Art and Transit and String Instruments

September 12, 2011
Art and Transit and String Instruments

There was a lot of serious stuff going on in the world of environmental politique last week. From hydrofracking to the Regional Green House Gas emissions initiative, New York policy makers were busy. More on these issues later this week, but for now, I just wanted to share this most excellent project by Alexander Chen, […]

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