Professor Rebecca Bratspies and student fellows with CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) have been working closely with parents at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, to address noise from nearby subway tracks that is affecting students’ learning and health.
Prof. Bratspies on NYC Sanitation Workers, Sustainable Cities, and the Value of Knowledge
November 14, 2013
Professor Rebecca Bratspies blogged for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Action in Justice blog about trash and the importance of sanitation workers in creating a more sustainable New York City.
CUNY School of Law Hosts “Tales from Our Trash: Sanitation Workers, Sustainable Cities, and the Value of Knowledge”
November 14, 2013
Event in memory of sanitation worker Frank Justich features discussion with anthropologist and author Dr. Robin Nagle
CUNY Law Professor Awarded National Fellowship
November 12, 2013
Professor Rebecca Bratspies has been named an Audubon and Toyota TogetherGreen Fellow for 2013–2014. As a fellow, she will receive a $10,000 grant to help support an innovative community-based conservation project and an opportunity to network with other committed leaders.
Prof. Bratspies to Speak on Sustainable Communities
September 23, 2013
Professor Rebecca Bratspies will be speaking about sustainable communities on a panel at the Environmental Law and Public Health Conference later this week.
This summer, CUNY School of Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) hosted visiting scholar Dr. Elif Colakoglu, whose work focuses on climate change in the context of sustainability and environmental security.
Using Mayah’s Lot as an Environmental Justice Learning Tool
September 3, 2013
In a guest blog post for The Nature of Cities, Professor Rebecca Bratspies discusses how Mayah’s Lot, the environmental justice comic book that she developed with graphic artist Charlie LaGreca, can be used as a learning tool to teach young students about environmental justice.
Mayah’s Lot, the environmental justice comic book created by Professor Rebecca Bratspies and graphic artist Charlie LaGreca, is the focus of a Colorlines.com article. The article describes the comic as “simple and accessible, but also keenly illustrates some of the more nuanced problems the environmental justice world faces.”
Prof. Bratspies on Using Environmental Justice Comic Book Mayah’s Lot as a Learning Tool
July 2, 2013
For the past month, Professor Rebecca Bratspies has been using Mayah’s Lot, an environmental justice comic book that she developed along with graphic artist Charlie LaGreca, in educational workshops with fifth and sixth graders in Queens to cultivate their understanding of environmental law and environmental justice.
CUNY School of Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) is hosting “Act Now: Environmental Activism Conference,” a conference for both youth and adults to connect with climate and environmental activists, leading environmental regulators, and educators to learn and take action.