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Earth Week Spotlight: Maya Lazzaro

As Earth Week at The New School approaches, it is time to explore some of our special guests that will be a part of this event-filled week. Maya Lazzaro will be one of multiple individuals that will be a part of a panel focusing on Native Sovereignty during Earth Week. Maya is currently a Senior […]

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Call for Faculty Proposals: Sustainability Curriculum Funding Opportunity

We are excited to announce the Tishman Center’s faculty funding opportunity for Academic Year 2017-2018.  The Tishman Center will offer grants to faculty members designing projects to develop curriculum or pedagogy that addresses a set of core sustainability learning competencies. This funding opportunity is focused in part, in response to a mandate from University Leadership […]

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Cecil Corbin-Mark on Climate Resiliency in Northern Manhattan

Cecil D. Corbin-Mark has learned, first-hand, the importance of utilizing resident expertise when dealing with climate resiliency. The current Deputy Director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice discussed this importance during the Resilient Cities, Livable Futures: New York City conference on March 20th at The New School. Hundreds joined researchers from the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research […]

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Director Michelle DePass honored at NYC-EJA’s 25th Anniversary Gala

The New York City Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA) celebrated its 25th anniversary on Thursday, April 6, 2017. At the celebratory Gala, NYC-EJA honored the contributions of former board members and staff who have gone on to work at different levels of government, academia, foundations, non-profit organizations, and media. The first of the “Magnificent Seven” honorees was Michelle DePass, […]

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Who’s Behind the Earth Week Logo?

As Earth Week at The New School approaches, the Tishman Center talks logistics with Earth Week Logo creator, George Ellis. George Ellis, who graduated from Parsons in the Spring of 2016 with an M.S. in Strategic Design and Management, has had quite the journey to get to where he is now. George came to the […]

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Trash Free Waters Partnership Meeting Highlights

  On March 16th, The New School community was invited to join the Trash Free Waters Partnership Meeting to hear from local experts about ongoing efforts to reduce plastic debris in our waterways, including a presentation by New School faculty Barent Roth. The TFW Partnership NY/NJ, formerly led by EPA Region 2, is a collaborative effort across public, private, […]

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Resilient Cities, Livable Futures: New York City Keynote Highlights

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.” This quote from Mahatma Gandhi was presented by Cecil D. Corbin-Mark, Deputy Director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice, during the Resilient Cities, Livable Futures: New York City Keynotes Event that took place on March 20th at The New […]

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Parsons Professor Barent Roth to Speak at 2017 Plastic Pollution Summit

Parsons Professor Barent Roth will be speaking at the South Carolina Aquarium 2017 Plastic Pollution Summit. The South Carolina Aquarium is collaborating with 5 Gyres Institute and the Lonely Whale Foundation to host Breaking Down Plastic, a one-day summit being held March 30, 2017, in Charleston, South Carolina. The summit partners represent local, national, and international […]

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Professor Mia White Reflects on Feminism for the 99%

In a recent article in Browsings, The Harpers Blog, Mia White, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Tishman Center Affiliated Faulty shared her thoughts on the strike on International Women’s Day, 2017. Dr. White focused on her response to students who have come to her feeling unsure about what to do in light of the current political situation in […]

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Director Michelle DePass Comments on the Resignation of Mustafa Ali from the U.S. EPA

Mustafa Ali resigned from his post as Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice at the U.S. EPA last Friday. Ali’s resignation letter included some key lessons from his 24 years of service, including: “Communities Speak For Themselves,” the value of knowledge held by “Frontline” communities, and the importance of preserving the EPA’s Brownfields program. In an interview with […]

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