Newtown Creek Summer Update

newtownwatersmallWhile updates on the Gulf of Mexico Oil spill are reported daily, the oil that spilled into Newtown Creek in Greenpoint Brooklyn for over 50 years is still largely ignored. The spill, which is one of the world’s largest to date, started in the 1950s, was discovered by the Federal government in the 1970s and was brought to public light by Riverkeeper, an advocate organization for clean water in New York, in 2002.

High School Students Display Engineering Excellence and Environmental Concern

LyceeInstead of lounging and on the couch and playing video games, the LaGuardia Youth Center for Engineering Excellence (LYCEE) students spent the better part of their summers working closely with LaGuardia’s Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science faculty on modern engineering projects. Several of the students incorporated an interest in sustainability with their engineering skills.

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. 


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