Urban Studies Fall 2 Seminar for Faculty and Staff


Greening the City: Sustainability for Whom and for What Purposes?

Was the blizzard a wake-up call for all of us, even including our Mayor? Did it make you appreciate the power of Mother Nature? Did it make you wonder about the future of the city? Will the city become increasingly vulnerable or will we try to make it more sustainable? Do you care? If so, join the Urban Studies Fall 2 seminar to explore different perspectives on the theory and practice of sustainability.

Opening Sessions 2010 Website and More

foodthoughtLaGuardia’s Opening Sessions 2010 website is live! Food for Thought: Strategies for Educating a Sustainable Community is this year’s theme. The website contains an overview of the theme; the program for Opening Sessions for Faculty and Staff, Tuesday, September 7, 2010; workshop descriptions and a brief bio of keynote speaker Anna Lappe, bestselling author and public speaker. 

LaGuardia Community College Celebrates Earth Day on April 21

globe_handsLaGuardia Community College will observe Earth Day’s 40th anniversary by hosting its fourth annual Earth Day Celebration on Wednesday, April 21. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the College’s E-building Atrium located at 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City. The College will host several green organizations offering information and internship opportunities.

Renewing Newtown Creek: LaGuardia Lends a Hand

newton3sNot too far from LaGuardia Community College, separating Queens from Brooklyn, is Newtown Creek. This tributary of the East River may seem small and inconsequential at first, but it is actually one of the most polluted areas in the United States and the site of the largest oil spill in the nation; one of the largest in the world. Many local groups seek to revive it, not only to enjoy the waterfront area, but also to eliminate health concerns associated with its pollution. One of these is the Natural Sciences Department at LaGuardia.

Sustainability at LaGuardia: Why it Matters



At LaGuardia’s Vision Summitin February 2009, members of the College community voted unanimously to seek out and implement initiatives that would reflect the College’s commitment to provide leadership for a sustainable world. This website showcases how LaGuardia students, faculty and staff are doing just that: lessening their impact on the environment and carrying the message of the importance of sustainable practices -whether on a large or small scale- to others.


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Diana Escobar



Diana Escobar isn’t only getting an education at LaGuardia, she comes on-campus everyday with one other thing in mind – how to make the College a greener place.

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recyclessKnow a LaGuardian that sets a good example of how to live sustainably? We want to know! To nominate them for a Green Spotlight profile, email abalavender@lagcc.cuny.edu  

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