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Barent Roth Leads TEDC Skills Lab: Plant Positive

  Barent Roth, part time lecturer in Product Design at Parsons, led a TEDC Skills Lab called “Plant Positive.” The Skills Lab looks at how avoiding animal agriculture can help prevent climate change. Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO’s) are environmental disasters but any consumption high on the food chain exacerbates resource depletion and exponentially magnifies […]

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TEDC Associate Director Ana Baptista Leads Skills Lab: TRANSFORMING OUR TRASH SYSTEMS

Ana Baptista, Associate Director of TEDC and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, led an interactive TEDC Skills Lab about transforming our trash systems, which examined zero waste policies and environmental justice implications. The Skills Lab covered the history of the Ironbound trash incinerator in […]

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Associate Professor Fabio Parasecoli Leads Skills Lab: How Ecological Imperialism Originated Indigenous Knowledge Exploitation and Biopiracy

Fabio Parasecoli, Associate Professor and Director of Food Studies Initiatives, led a TEDC Skills Lab with a fascinating lecture about how ecological imperialism originated indigenous knowledge exploitation and biopiracy. The Skills Lab looked at five centuries of colonial and neocolonial enterprises have constantly looked at  genetic wealth and agrobiodiversity of the Global South as opportunities to […]

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Assistant Professor Ivan Ramirez Leads First TEDC Skills Lab

Ivan Ramirez, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health at Eugene Lang College led the first TEDC Skills Lab with an interactive workshop about El Nino and Sea-Air Interactions. El Nino is the anomalous warming of the ocean waters in the eastern Pacific and coastal Peru and Ecuador. La Nina is cooler than average sea surface temperatures in the central and […]

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