Global problems need global solutions. As the world’s only truly universal global organization, the United Nations has become the foremost forum to address issues that transcend national boundaries, including climate change, disease, migration, refugees, human trafficking, and international crime. Here’s a look at UN agencies promoting a better standard of life. Read More
Persistence has paid off for members of our Society, led by Janet Glass and our Social Action Committee, who protested plans for a power plant in the Meadowlands, as Gov. Phil Murphy announced this week that he is “unequivocally opposed” to the project and “increasing emissions.”
Society members participated in the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20 in both Teaneck and New York City and attended NJ Gov. Phil Murphy’s Town Hall in Teaneck on Sept. 25. Janet Glass asked the governor how allowing fracking to produce natural gas was compatible with climate science.
By Dr. Sylvain Ehrenfeld and Dr. Reba Goodman About 66 million years ago, a six-mile wide asteroid hit near the Yucatan Peninsula, setting off a chain reaction that wiped out the dinosaurs and roughly three-quarters of the other species on Earth. According to a recent landmark UN report, today’s extinction rate is unprecedented in human […]
Our Social Action Committee, headed by Dan Rosenblum, has written this letter to NJ Gov. Phil Murphy to ask that he keep his campaign promise to focus on renewable energy rather than fossil fuels. Feel free to print and send this letter [pdf with envelope] yourself.
Members of our Ethical Culture Society participated in March for our Lungs on May 18 in Ridgefield. Organized by students from around the state, the march protested plans for the Meadowlands Power Plant, a natural-gas-fired plant that would be built along a flood-prone stretch of the Hackensack River and would be the largest emitter of […]