Category Archives: Feminism and the Environment

Media Literacy: About Face

I have my doubts about how effective media literacy efforts alone can be at combating gender stereotypes. It seems like an uphill battle in the current environment. But About-Face is one organization that is trying to do something. I blogged … Continue reading

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“Enviro-Toons” in Cultural and Historical Contexts: “That’s All Folks?” by Robin Murray and Joseph Heumann

From the FLP mailbox comes a notice of a new book by Robin L. Murray (English, Eastern Illinois University) and Joseph K. Heumann (Emeritus, Eastern Illinois University).  Here‘s the publisher’s description of That’s All Folks? (Univ. Nebraska Press 2011): Although … Continue reading

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CFP- “America’s Energy Plan: From Dinosaurs to the Next Generation-Evolution or Extinction”

From the FLP mailbox, this notice and CFP from Thurgood Marshall Law Review: Thurgood Marshall Law Review Call For Papers and Proposals The Thurgood Marshall Law Review invites participation from scholars, researchers, and practitioners in its Symposium: America’s Energy Plan: … Continue reading

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Pace Law School Hiring Assistant Dean of Environmental Programs

Here’s a notice about a mixed administrative/teaching position at my home institution: Pace University School of Law (White Plains, NY) is seeking to fill one position, titled, Assistant Dean of Environmental Programs and Professor of Law for Designated Project or … Continue reading

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Human Rights Defenders: In the frontlines

Today is Human Rights Day, the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Some thoughts on this day, cross-posted on IntLawGrrls: Dora “Alicia” Recinos Sorto of El Salvador was shot dead in November 2009 while on … Continue reading

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CFP: Gender and Climate Change, Prato, Italy, September 2011

From the FLP mailbox, this Call for Abstracts for an international conference on “Gender and Climate Change”: Call For Abstracts: Gender and Climate Change – Prato, Tuscany September 2011 Gender and Climate Change is an international conference that will seek … Continue reading

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Overview of Lisa Pruitt’s Recent Work on Geography, Poverty and Equality

Professor Lisa R. Pruitt (UC Davis) has published two articles that study poverty and its consequences in relation to place. In particular, she brings together the socio-geographic concept of spatial inequality (adding "where?" to the core sociological inquiry "who gets … Continue reading

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Greening Your Pleasure

The UK company LoveHoney has announced a “Rabbit Amnesty” program, and they’re not talking about Bugs (as in Warner Bros.), the car (as in VW) or even lepus capensis: When you recycle a rabbit vibrator with Rabbit Amnesty, LoveHoney will donate … Continue reading

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“Why are women being left out of climate decision-making?”

From this article: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced an important new climate change financing group last week, but out of the 19 people named, no women were included. This is unfortunate because women will bear the brunt of the effects … Continue reading

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Farm Chemicals, Cancer and Non-Disclosure

Feminist Law Prof Sandi Zellmer (Nebraska) has an important post over at the Center for Progressive Reform’s blog about the impact of pesticides and herbicides on the incidences of cancer in farm communities.  Here is an excerpt: My family has … Continue reading

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From the Department of Good Vibrations

New hand-cranked vibrator uses a small wind-up handle to power up rechargeable batteries inside the casing. Details here. And, see also. –Ann Bartow

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NYC now has Jane Jacobs Way, named for the famed author-activist who changed the course of urban planning in the 1960s.

From this NYT story: Ms. Jacobs, who died in 2006, lived between West 11th and Perry Streets at 555 Hudson Street and immortalized the”sidewalk ballet”of that block in her book,”The Death and Life of Great American Cities.”As of Tuesday morning, … Continue reading

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Pace Environmental Law Review Announces Shift to Peer Review

Here’s a great announcement from one of the journals at my home institution: As of August 1, 2009, Pace Environmental Law Review (PELR)  will use a new Peer Review process to select articles for publication.  Submissions will be reviewed internally … Continue reading

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Thinking S-L-O-W-L-Y

  Is it just me, or is there something a little odd about the similarity between the “slow-sex movement,”described here, and the slow-food movement?   (The latter is now organized into”Slow Food,” a non-profit that seeks “to counteract fast food … Continue reading

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Water Bottle Fountain

Photo taken at   the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. by Joan Perry.

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Looks like most if not all of the “EPA Fugitives” are men.

Information on these environmental offenders here.

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“The Countertraffickers”

That’s the title of this article that was published in the New Yorker. Below are a couple of excerpts: … Rotaru, who is twenty-six, works for the International Organization for Migration, a group connected to the United Nations, in Chisinau, … Continue reading

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“In the late 1990s the government began underwriting studies … using poor neighborhoods as laboratories to make a case that sludge may … directly benefit human health.”

BUT: … Meanwhile, there has been a paucity of research into the possible harmful effects of heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, other chemicals and disease-causing microorganisms often found in sludge. A series of reports by the EPA’s inspector general and the National … Continue reading

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Strangelets on the Front Page

I can’t help but think of author Dan Brown when I hear the acronym “CERN.” The Swiss science institute has been sued in federal court in Hawaii: [T]wo men pursuing a lawsuit in federal court in Hawaii . . . … Continue reading

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“Socially responsible sweethearts”

The political economy of Valentine flowers is discussed here.

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Stacy Malkan, “Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry”

From this website: …The book reveals the toxic truth about everyday personal care products, and offers an insider’s view of the campaign to get the cosmetics industry to use safer ingredients. Shockingly, toxic chemicals are also widely used in children’s … Continue reading

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