Reducing Curbside Littering in NYC: Policy Memo to Mayor Bill DeBlasio

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TO: MAYOR BILL DEBLASIO FROM: ROSALIA POLANCO, CONCERNED SOPHMORE, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES MAJOR SUBJECT: REDUCING CURBSIDE LITTERING IN NYC DATE: APRIL 11, 2016 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   New York City generates 14 million tons of waste annually, costing over $300 million for residential waste alone.[1] The litter that results from the daily journeys of New Yorkers is […]

Rosalia Polanco

About Rosalia Polanco

Rosalia Polanco is an Environmental Studies Major on a Social Science Track at Davidson College. She was raised in New York City, where she developed her interests in sustainability and environmental justice.

Mining in the Adirondacks: A Stakeholder Analysis

Stakeholder Analysis of NY Constitution Amendment Favoring Adirondack Mining by NYCO Minerals When a mining company decides it wants to gain state-reserved land for profit-making purposes, it is important to analyze what exactly is at stake. The consequences of such mining could seem beneficial to some, but are they as beneficial on a larger, more […]

Rosalia Polanco

About Rosalia Polanco

Rosalia Polanco is an Environmental Studies Major on a Social Science Track at Davidson College. She was raised in New York City, where she developed her interests in sustainability and environmental justice.

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About David Nnadi

David Nnadi resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is currently pursuing a Political Science major and an Economics minor at Davidson College. He was a Davidson sustainability intern from 2013 to 2015. In his free time David unwinds through playing sports, going to the beach, writing fiction and creating music and fashion opportunities on campus.

The 11th Hour: Narratives of Persuasion

Narrative Analysis of The 11th Hour             The 11th Hour is a 2007 environmental documentary film focused on the current “state of the earth,” narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio (11th Hour Film). The film touches on everything from ocean stagnation and the political roadblocks preventing change to opportunities for the future. In this paper, I will […]

Rosalia Polanco

About Rosalia Polanco

Rosalia Polanco is an Environmental Studies Major on a Social Science Track at Davidson College. She was raised in New York City, where she developed her interests in sustainability and environmental justice.

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Policy Memo

To: President Carol Quillen From: Becca Ravitz, Davidson College Class of 2018 Date: March 2016 REDUCING FOOD, WATER, AND ENERGY WASTE AT COMMONS DINING HALL Commons Dining Hall is buffet style, so customers can take as many helpings of food and drinks as they would like, as long as they do not leave the building … Continue reading Policy Memo

Becca Ravitz

About Becca Ravitz

I am a Political Science Major and Communications Minor in the Davidson College Class of 2018. I am a goalkeeper on the Division I Woman's Soccer team and am a member of Warner Hall Eating House. I have an older brother and a younger sister, and am from Skillman, NJ.

Interstellar: A Narrative Framework

Interstellar (2014) takes place in the year 2065 in eastern Colorado. More than half of the world’s population has died off due to famine, and America has become a dated, agrarian society. The climate is very similar to The Dust Bowl during The Great Depression, and the only surviving crop is corn. There is no … Continue reading Interstellar: A Narrative Framework

Becca Ravitz

About Becca Ravitz

I am a Political Science Major and Communications Minor in the Davidson College Class of 2018. I am a goalkeeper on the Division I Woman's Soccer team and am a member of Warner Hall Eating House. I have an older brother and a younger sister, and am from Skillman, NJ.

Recent Success of Renewable Energy

Just a couple of weeks ago, the National Geographic published an article describing how wind and solar energy sources are thriving, despite the decline in prices of fossil fuels. Regardless of oil prices reaching a 12-year low, the clean energy market continues to boom (Koch 2016). While the profits of fossil fuel industries are crippling, … Continue reading Recent Success of Renewable Energy

Becca Ravitz

About Becca Ravitz

I am a Political Science Major and Communications Minor in the Davidson College Class of 2018. I am a goalkeeper on the Division I Woman's Soccer team and am a member of Warner Hall Eating House. I have an older brother and a younger sister, and am from Skillman, NJ.

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Joe St. James Lopez

About Joe St. James Lopez

My name is Joe St. James, and I am a political science major with a particular interest in environmental policy and diverse issues of sustainable development. I am taking Dr. Bullock's Environmental Politics class so that I can further learn about these issues, as well as the roles that energy efficiency and renewable energy issues have had on politics.

Case Response Paper – Fracking Wars

Bullock April 21, 2016 Case Response Paper: Fracking Wars Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” is a well-stimulation technique that extracts natural gas from deeprock formations (Gandossi 2013). Fracking is practiced in the US and other countries. Fracking has provided… Read More

About Lawrence King

My name is Lawrence King. I'm from Brooklyn, NY. I'm a Film and Media Studies major and communications minor. I'm currently a Freshman at Davidson College. I have a passion for film, music and learning.

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