Category Archives: Environmental Issues

NYC Mayoral Elections: The Debate Over Sustainability in the City

With the 2013 mayoral elections rapidly approaching, environmental issues regarding New York City have been brought up frequently in the media. Both Republican candidate Joe Lhota, and Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio had differing views during the mayoral debate regarding … Continue reading

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Room for Improvement Campaign: Part 1

Have you noticed something around campus that you thought was unsustainable and wondered why no one did anything about it? Questioning where some of the resources used on Pratt’s campus are going and worried that they aren’t being used efficiently? … Continue reading

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Giant Pile of Trash in the Ocean?: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

As a kid, you may have wondered what happens to all of the trash that gets pulled out into the ocean. You may have been told it floats around space, or maybe that it just sinks to the bottom of … Continue reading

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The Presidential Elections: Environmentally, Where Does Your Candidate Stand?

        The presidential election is fast approaching and everywhere you turn, there is some sort of political support or slander. Most may already know who they will be voting for on the November 4th Election Day, but even … Continue reading

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I just recently found out that Strathmore brand manufactures artist paper from wind- generated electricity! I was aware of their recycled products, but this just blew my mind a little bit. They also have products made from alternative fibers such … Continue reading

Tar Sands Action – Washington D.C. – November 6th

This Sunday November 6th, thousands of people will be gathering in Washington DC to do something remarkable: We will join hands to surround the White House to ask President Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. We’re doing … Continue reading

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“Gasland” documentary to be screened on Pratt campus

Gasland Screening/Discussion with Director Josh Fox Thursday, November 10 6:30-9:30 pm Engineering 307 Discussion immediately following the film

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Special presentation at Pratt on the risks of hydraulic fracturing

Please join the Pratt Faculty Union (UFCT 1460) for a special presentation:  ‘Hydraulic Fracturing’  [the new Halliburton technique used to drill for natural gas] Learn how proposed “fracking” regulations will NOT protect New York City! On Thursday, Oct. 13, from 6:30-8:30 … Continue reading

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