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Just say NO to plastic bags!

29 Feb

It takes 1,000 years for a polyethylene (plastic) bag to break down and less than 5% of shoppers are using reusable bags.  Buy an ecobag and lessen your impact on the environment at  http://www.ecobags.com/

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For Solar Panels

16 Nov

This past Monday, November 14th, members of HSP,  Hunter faculty, students,  and administrators joined together to celebrate the unveiling of the north building’s solar panels.  Co-founder of HSP, Noah Ginsbergh, was able to join in via video chat to help celebrate this amazing achievement.

L-R:  Ines Miyares, Professor & Chair of the Geography Department ; Danielle Amodeo, President, HSP; Hunter President Jennifer Raab; Lauren Swaddell, HSP former president; Allen Frei, Geograph Professor

 

 Noah Ginsburg , HSP founder, Class of ’10.

Tours are planned to start soon along with geography and physics labs based around the efficiency of the solar panels.  Stay tuned!

If you buy gasoline you must see this movie!

16 Oct

…or if you are just interested in learning how selfish corporate agendas have taken over the oil industry and influenced our national policies over the last century.

HSP is screening Gashole this Wednesday 10/19/11 at 3pm in TH 105. If you aren’t a Hunter student, just bring a photo id and get a pass from the visitor’s center in the West building lobby. There will be free vegan food, desserts, and drinks! RSVP here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=267102349990496

 

 

HSP is having a meeting tomorrow!

12 Sep

Tuesday Sept. 13th @ 2:30 in TH305b!  There will be vegan snacks provided! We will be discussing our events and plans for this semester!  Bring your self and you love for the environment!

Victory in Appalachia – EPA stops Largest Proposed Mine in West Virginia

17 Jan

January 13th, 2011 marked a historic victory in the efforts to protect Appalachia from mountaintop removal coal mining.
The EPA announced its decision earlier this morning to protect mountain communities and the health of Appalachian citizens by vetoing the largest single mountaintop removal coal mining permit in West Virginia history, the Spruce No. 1 Mine.

Full article here

University No Impact Week comes to Hunter College

1 Nov

Hey there all you sexy, smart, hard working environmental activists!

Ever wondered what it would take to reduce your carbon footprint to zero? Well, register for University No Impact Week and find out how fun and easy it can be! The week will be from November 14th to 22nd. From the 15th to the 19th, there will be various events and demonstrations at Hunter College that you should look out for, they will be really awesome and interactive.

The No Impact Project uses each day of the week to focus on the different categories of our everyday lives that have potential impact on the planet.

Sunday: Consumption

Monday: Trash

Tuesday: Transportation and Taking Action

Wednesday: Food

Thursday: Energy

Friday: Water

Saturday: Giving Back

Sunday Eco-Sabbath

The week is designed to help you think of fun and creative ways you can change your lifestyle to reduce your carbon footprint on our beautiful mother earth and live a happier, healthier, fuller life.

For more info about the project or any of our events email us at hunter.solar.project@gmail.com

If you have Facebook, look for the University No Impact Week page and Like us.

Hunter College Univeristy No Impact Week

Peace and Love folks! – HSP team

5Gyres.org is an organization whose mission is to end plastic pollution in the world’s oceans

1 Nov

Check them out:  5gyres.org

Vision

Their vision is to witness plastic pollution decline in the environment until it is no longer found in the world’s oceans.

Mission

Their mission is to conduct research and communicate about the global impact of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and employ strategies to eliminate the accumulation of plastic pollution in the 5 subtropical gyres.

Goals To Reach Mission

To understand the impact of plastic pollution they study the 5 subtropical gyres by sailing through them.

Together with their partners, Pangaea Explorations and Algalita Marine Research Foundation, they organize research expeditions, inviting scientists, journalists and other sailors to join the crew.

To communicate about the global impact of plastic pollution, they share their findings through multimedia outlets and peer-reviewed publications.  These include print and television media, websites and blogs, lectures and school outreach, and a traveling exhibition about plastic pollution to museums, science centers and aquariums.

To eliminate plastic pollution they employ strategies that work.  To stop the flow of plastic to the sea they  advocate new materials, better designed products, fair legislation, and engage in consumer education.  Post-consumer cleanup efforts focus on coastal and island debris removal and mitigation.