“I spent 13 years in the Marine Corps reserves. I spent 32 years as a union millwright in the building trade of Ohio. I like people that are straight-talking, say what you do, do what you say. That’s who I thought I was voting for.” Hear more testimonials from all over the United States here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…
Delegates to the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit held on October 24-27, 1991, in Washington DC, drafted and adopted 17 Principles of Environmental Justice (http://ejnet.org/ej/principles.html). These Principles were created to build a national and international movement to fight the destruction and taking of lands and communities and to secure political, economic, and cultural liberation denied for over 500 years of colonization and oppression. Since then, The Principles have served as a defining document for the grassroots movement for environmental justice.
This video registers the Tishman Environment and Design Center (http://newschool.edu/tedc) on the 25th Anniversary of the adoption of these environmental justice Principles as it examined the issues of race and the environment in the 21st century. The event featured a discussion with our faculty as they explored the themes of the Principles and opportunities for achieving environmental justice across different social movements, practices and disciplinary perspectives.
– Joel Towers, Executive Dean of Parsons School of Design – Maya Wiley, Senior Vice President for Social Justice & Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management – Mia White, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies – Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Urban Policy and Health – Ana Baptista, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management & Associate Director of the Tishman Environment and Design Center
– Michelle DePass, Dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy Tishman Professor of Environmental Policy and Management Director of the Tishman Environment and Design Center
Voters are already casting ballots in an election that could determine how the U.S. faces the growing global climate crisis. Michigan remains a crucial battleground state. Pres. Trump won it by fewer than 11,000 votes statewide in 2016. The state continues to suffer from a lack of clean drinking water, as well as the impact of various regulatory rollbacks by the Trump admin. A diverse range of women are leading the charge for bold climate action. NowThis and Climate Power 2020 host a virtual town hall with community leaders throughout Great Lake State to celebrate the climate leadership of women. The discussion will focus on the progress women leaders have made toward environmental justice, why we’re still fighting, and what’s at stake in this election.
The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis demands an unprecedented global response. With winter arriving in the northern hemisphere and a potential second wave, vaccine development is essential. So what are the essential criteria for a safe and reliable vaccine? How can skeptics’ doubts be reassured?
President Donald Trump added more turbulence to the U.S. election campaign on Thursday, pulling out of an Oct. 15 debate with Democratic rival Joe Biden after it was changed to a virtual event and saying he may hold a rally in Florida on Saturday.
Separated from Vice-president Mike Pence by plexiglass barriers, Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris called the Trump administration’s response to the growing coronavirus pandemic “the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our country”. Speaking directly to the camera, Harris said, “They knew what was happening, and they didn’t tell you.”
Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer called for unity and condemned Donald Trump for stoking division during the coronavirus outbreak during a press conference in which she addressed a plot to kidnap her.
Members of two domestic terrorist groups have been charged with Whitmer’s attempted kidnap, which she said she ‘never could have imagined’ when she took office.
Referencing the first presidential debate, when Trump told far-right group the Proud Boys to ‘stand back and standby’, the governor said he is ‘rallying’ groups such as the ones that plotted her kidnap Six people charged in plot to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer Trump campaign pushes debate delay as Pelosi teases discussion on his fitness for office – live
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
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