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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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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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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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Green 2.0 Releases Diversity Derailed: Limited Demand, Effort and Results in Environmental C-Suite Searches Report at The New School

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Jonathan Kent jkent@rabengroup.com     December 8, 2016 NEW YORK, N.Y. — Today, at an event at The New School in New York City, Green 2.0, the only organization solely dedicated to increasing racial diversity across mainstream environmental NGOs, foundations and government agencies, released its new report Diversity Derailed: Limited Demand, Effort […]

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The Election: Our Thoughts

As the election draws to a close, the Tishman Center stands together with our campus, neighbors, and communities for peace, justice and solidarity. We believe that everyone has the right to thrive in a democratic, peaceful and sustainable society. Today we are focusing on the potential for progress on the challenges we face as a […]

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