Leslie Zebrowitz bought her Tesla as a gift to her grandchildren, but she said she did not think the environment would also reap the benefits of her gift. Newton needs to make structural changes to its transportation systems, and the best way is through the use of electric vehicles (EVs), Zebrowitz said. About 60 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the city come from residential and personal vehicles, according to Zebrowitz.
The Schiller Institute collaborated with BC’s Forum on Racial Justice in America to host an environmental racism panel on Feb. 23 over Zoom. Mizelle and two other panelists spoke about the convergence of environmental and racial issues.
A City of Newton ordinance requiring businesses over 3500 sq. ft. to provide paper bags instead of plastic bags to customers went into effect Jan. 8. The ordinance also requires that businesses charge customers at least 10 cents per bag. In July, all Newton businesses regardless of size will be required to comply with the…
We had all this potential for wind energy, for solar energy, and there were so many barriers to developing [clean energy], that we set about trying to knock down barriers,” Ritter said.
“When we shorten the food chain, people learn more about how food is produced,” Pollan said.
Alyssa Florack, a member of CJBC and MCAS ’17, believes that social justice and climate change are deeply intertwined.
On Thursday night, Climate Justice Boston College gathered outside of President Father Leahy’s house to protest the University’s investment in fossil fuels. CJBC also held a vigil for climate refugees around the world.