Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Please Join us at the CELS Winter Meeting

The CELS executive board is meeting this Friday to discuss the upcoming semester, and we would like to extend the invitation all CELS members! If you have ideas about what you would like to see from CELS in the spring, you would like to help us plan, or you just want to hang out, please join us this Friday, January 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the Third Floor Lounge for a meeting that will probably last around 45 minutes. If you can't make it but have event ideas for the spring semester, feel free to email us (preferably before Friday at 2:00).

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Lawyers and Climate Change

On Tuesday, CELS hosted an event titled "Climate Change and Alternative Energy: Where Do Lawyers Fit In?" It was a huge success.

In recent years, climate change has taken center stage in a national conversation. It was a topic of conversation during CELS's first meeting of the semester and we wanted to learn more about it, so we invited engineers and scientists to speak to the Cardozo community. Engineer Marc Karell taught us more about what climate change really is, as well as the social and policy issues surrounding the problem. Then physicists Eric Lerner and Rezwan Rezani spoke about fusion, a possible solution to the problem. The response from the event's attendees and speakers was extremely positive.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sustainability Week Recap

A huge thank you to those who attended the Alternative Resolutions to Environmental Disputes Panel! And a huge thank you to our panelists, John Byrne, Johanna Dyer, and Professor Herz; and to our co-sponsoring clubs, NLG and CDRS! We had a great turn out and a great conversation! I certainly learned a lot about the details and complexities of alternative resolutions to environmental disputes, and we had very positive feedback from the students who attended the event.

Here are some photos of the sustainability tabling, courtesy of Andrew Hoyles of the NYC Compost Project:

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sustainability Week at Cardozo

Our inter-school ELS potluck was a lot of fun, and sustainability week at Cardozo is well under way.

On Monday, we had a sustainability table, where people recycled hard to recycle items such as highlighters and printer cartridges. Students took the YU sustainability pledge, and we had a special composting guest from the Lower East Side Ecology Center.

We can't wait for our next event, Alternative Resolutions to Environmental Disputes, this Monday night in room 2:06! We're co-sponsoring this one with Cardozo Dispute Resolution Society and NLG. We'll be featuring John Byrne of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Johanna Dyer of the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Cardozo's own Professor Herz. We're also going to be serving Chinese food.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

First Meeting of the Semester Tomorrow!

It was great meeting so many Cardozo students at the club fair today! If you couldn't make it and want to be on our mailing list, shoot us an email at cardozoenvironmentallawsociety@gmail.com. Our general meeting will be tomorrow in room 211 at noon. We're going to introduce the club and screen "Beyond Oil," a documentary put out by the Sierra Club. If you're not sold on this already, join us for great company and great pizza!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Exciting News!

Last week, Samantha and I met with Environmental Law Society members from Brooklyn Law School, NYU, and Columbia. What a group of fun, creative, and driven people! We have some very exciting initiatives coming up. Details to follow!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Year Ahead

The CELS exec board is already in full planning mode, and we’re kicking into gear some great ideas for the 2010-2011 school year.  We already have a viewing party lined up for September, where we will screen the film “Beyond Oil,” which is about the BP oil spill. 

Additionally, we plan to become even more active in our community this year, and to participate in more environmental events in New York City. We’re going to help Cardozo students learn more about different environmental issues that affect us every day, such as energy issues. 

We will also be working in conjunction with other campus clubs to host different events throughout the year. And of course, there will be at least one environmental law career panel. These have been very successful in past years, and we’re really looking forward to it!