EPA Budget Cuts Will Especially Harm Low-Income Communities of Color

The Trump administration’s proposed $2 billion EPA budget cuts will be felt particularly hard in low-income communities of color. The proposed budget cuts would troublingly eliminate the agency’s environmental justice office, which had unveiled a four-year environmental justice agenda before the election that aims to “further integrate environmental justice considerations in all of the Agency’s […]

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Grant Winner Wendy Popp Hosts “Beyond the Polar Bears” Workshops

Wendy Popp is a part-time faculty member at Parsons School of Design, Tishman Center Affiliated Faculty, and a Tishman Center  Faculty Grant Recipient. This semester, Popp has held several workshops with artists as a part of her research project, Beyond the Polar Bears. Check out her recaps of these workshops below! Beyond the Polar Bears Waxing on […]

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Car Free Day NYC Logo Design Competition 2017

Check out an exciting opportunity for this year’s Car Free Day! They are holding an open competition for the art that will accompany Car Free Day and that will be used to promote the initiative leading up to the 22nd. They will be accepting submissions of designs for the official 2017 Car Free Day Flier and artwork until […]

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Student Opportunity: New York Restoration Project

SEASONAL ENGAGEMENT ASSISTANT Industry: Not‐for‐Profit – Environmental Department: Community Engagement Reports to: Director of Community Engagement Date posted: February 28, 2017 Salary: $15-$20 hourly Start Date: April, 2017 Classification: Non-Exempt NYRP improves, maintains, and programs open spaces in communities lacking adequate resources. Working on public and private land citywide, NYRP’s flexible approach to land management […]

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In the News: Scott Pruitt Promises Aggressive Regulation Rollback

The new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spoke this Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, vowing to undo Obama era regulations including the Clean Power Plan, the Waters of the United States rule, and rules limiting methane emissions from oil and gas installations of federal lands. Pruitt hinted that these regulations could […]

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In The News: Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock Shut Down

After nearly a year of protests led by the Standing Rock Sioux Water Protectors, the Oceti Sakowin camp was shut down last Wednesday, and 47 remaining protesters were arrested on Thursday. The authorities have already brought in heavy machinery to remove any left over structures or debris. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the thousands […]

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Professor Jaskiran Dhillon Joins Tishman Center Affiliated Faculty

Jaskiran Dhillon, Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Anthropology at the Schools for Public Engagement, has joined the cohort of Tishman Center Affiliated Faculty. Her research and practice focuses on decolonization, Indigenous rights, and environmental justice. She shared her thoughts on decolonization and the future of the pipeline protests. Q: What lead to you researching and […]

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Professor Andy Smith Publishes ‘Food and the Environment’

Andy F. Smith, of Part Time Foods Studies Faculty, has officially joined the Tishman Center’s Affiliated Faculty cohort. Professor Smith has taught food studies courses at The New School for the past 20 years, and now he has joined the Tishman Center to address social justice issues surrounding global climate change. Andrew F. Smith is […]

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Beyond Polar Bears Storytelling Workshop with Todd Lambrix

Wendy Popp welcomes the stories of artist and beekeeper Todd Lambrix. Join us for storytelling inspiration, creative writing, drawing and the taste of raw honey while we think about climate change and pollinators, brainstorm, journal, and sketch a model donned in beekeeping attire for our collaboration with 350.org. Please bring your sketchbook and/or laptop! Bringing […]

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