Archive for the Sustainability Category

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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Hey New Yorkers! Other New Yorkers Need You!

September 1, 2011
Hey New Yorkers! Other New Yorkers Need You!

People love to talk about the big city/upstate divide. But really, I think most people are far less extreme and find wonderful, redeeming qualities in all parts of our great state. Now would be a good time to display that camaraderie, by  coming together to show a little love to parts of our home that […]

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Irene, and other extremes

August 30, 2011
Irene, and other extremes

As New Yorkers return to business as usual, largely spared from the severe impacts of Irene that surrounding suburbs and neighboring states experienced, there is of course the quiet chatter of people who felt duped. That the city over-did it on the evacuations, that all the buying of water and batteries was the result of […]

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Good Economic Growth vs. No Economic Growth

August 23, 2011
Good Economic Growth vs. No Economic Growth

So, most people have noticed that the “recession,” is not so fickle.  As we clumsily and painfully coast through year four of this economic debacle, some are claiming that we are in a depression, while others are simply stating that this is the double dipper.  The reality is, times are tough. I haven’t done any […]

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The Harlem River Plant Fire and New York City’s 150 Year Old Sewer Problem

July 25, 2011
The Harlem River Plant Fire and New York City’s 150 Year Old Sewer Problem

Last week, a fire in the engine room of the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant ­­­— located on the Hudson River, from 137th Street to 145th Street — shut the plant down, causing millions gallons of untreated sewage to pour into the New York waterways. The North River plant is one of the largest in […]

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