It’s refreshing to hear a civic leader clarify the essential responsibilities of citizens. Former Governor Christine Todd Whitman made these pointed remarks at a Citizens’ Forum on Environmental Literacy at the Newark Museum, April 25, 2011.
“There is a cumulative impact of individual behavior. We’ve got to get citizens to recognize that individual actions add up to a lot over time. We have to remind them that protecting [our resources] is part of their responsibility.” ~ Christine Todd Whitman, 50th Governor of New Jersey.
(Video produced by NJ Arts News. Excerpts published April 25, 2013)
Students, Faculty share passion for languages, philosophy, civics at MSU:
What are the humanities, why are they important, and how do they relate to a robust democracy?
The above questions are being answered through a series of six short videos called “Humanities Hits,” produced by New Jersey Arts News in partnership with Drew University, and filmed on six New Jersey university and college campuses. The video project is funded in part by a $3,000 mini-grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
A garden at the center of the Seton Hall University campus functions as a teaching tool, and a food source for the university’s dining services. Julianne Aiello (Director of Marketing and Sustainable Development) describes sustainability as ‘thinking about our actions and what we’re doing in relation to the environment – every day.’ Dr. Marian Glenn (Professor of Biology) and Dr. Judith Stark (Professor of Philosophy) explore the relationships between sustainability, ethics, humanities and science. (Filmed February 7, 2013.)
This story was broadcast on NJ Today (NJTV’s evening newscast) Thursday, April 4, 2013.
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