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Earth Day 2015: Welcome to Earth Day

Welcome to Earth Day at Hostos!

Earth Day at Hostos will be celebrated from April 21-23.
SEE BELOW for a schedule of events, and especially note the many opportunities to see fellow students present their research!
Earth Day is for everyone!  You don't have to be a science major to get involved.

In fact, take a look at some of the thoughtful ways that people interested in the humanities (writing, history, philosophy, literature, for example) are thinking about the environment:

The Environment & Society Portal offers access to articles, images, and recordings about how people interact with the environment.

 

The Environmental Humanities Project, based at Stanford University, showcases research conducted by "humanities scholars in disciplines such as cultural studies, history, literary studies, philosophy and anthropology that has engaged with environmental problems, and explores how this research contributes to current discussions about ecological crisis."

Environmental Humanities is an open-access journal that "draws humanities disciplines into conversation with each other, and with the natural and social sciences" about environmental concerns.

 

 

For people who aren't sure how their strengths outside natural science can help the environment, consider Fareed Zakaria's provocative essay, which argues that our country is now over-emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and that we should remember that all disciplines are important for our future!

Also take a look at an essay written by Hostos Professor Julie Trachman, which outlines some of the many ways that all living beings and natural forces are connected.  The file is attached below this box.

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Earth Day at Hostos - Schedule