Archive for the Environment Category

Welcome to the 4th Dimension!

October 24, 2011
Welcome to the 4th Dimension!

The idea that maps help us better understand our surroundings, whether on a simple navigation level or by providing a more in-depth profile of a neighborhood is not new.  Maps ultimately serve to help us better understand ourselves and our relationship to the world around us.  They sometimes even let us explore new places within […]

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New Ways to Support the Local Food-Shed

October 12, 2011
New Ways to Support the Local Food-Shed

Regarding fresh, local food in the city, I feel like a veteran to many models. I have been a member of multiple Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs–and experienced the vegetable anxiety/overload that can come with that. “I can’t possibly go out this weekend. My greens will go bad.” I love the farmers market, but buying […]

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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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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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