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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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LEAP Entrepreneurship Club Partners with Sure We Can During Earth Week

LEAP Entrepreneurship Club is partnering with Sure We Can Recycling Center during Earth Week to collect plastic bottles and aluminum cans at The New School, which will support Sure We Can’s mission to support the local community, particularly the most vulnerable residents, and promote social inclusion, environmental awareness, and economic empowerment. Look out for donation spots in the […]

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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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Earth Week at The New School 2017 is here!

Earth Week at The New School 2017 is April 15-22. Earth Week is dedicated to championing environmental justice, inspiring activism through artistic expression and design, fostering professional opportunities in environmental sectors, promoting sustainable practices, and advancing sustainability in New York City and the world. Check out what will be going on this Earth Week!  Textile Scrap […]

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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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Michelle DePass on Women’s History Month and the Environmental Justice Movement

Michelle DePass, Director of the Tishman Center and Dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy reflects on the environmental justice movement and women’s role in the environmental justice movement for Women’s History Month. By Michelle DePass In recognition of Women’s History Month, I am taking this opportunity to reflect on […]

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Space and the Making of Race-Capitalism: A Presentation by Mia White

Public Lecture: Space and the Making of Race-Capitalism Monday, March 13 6:00-7:50pm 6 E. 16th Street, Room D1107 Mia White, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, The New School This lecture erects three conceptual pillars: institutions, history, space. “Institution” is understood broadly as any structure or mechanism of social order governing the behavior of individuals while […]

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JoAnn Kay Chase Joins the Tishman Center as a Visiting Scholar in Spring 2017

JoAnn Kay Chase has joined the Tishman Environment and Design Center as a Visiting Scholar for Spring 2017. Chase will join the Tishman Center during Earth Week at The New School, to curate and moderate one of the highlighted events: Ecology and Sovereignty: Native and Indigenous Perspectives Transcending Boundaries. The event will bring together Native […]

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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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