FDU Enters Collegiate Climate Collaboration Across N.J.

By The Equinox Staff

The Equinox joins a select group of New Jersey college newspapers to collaborate on the issue of climate change organized by the Center for Collaborative Media at Montclair State University, as part of the New Jersey College News Commons (NJCNC).

Editor-in-chief Admir Durakovic, managing editor Justin Rimpi, opinion editor Patrica Ressell-Deras and faculty adviser Mo Krochmal attended a launch event Aug. 23.

The other student newspapers that attended this climate collaboration included The Montclarion from Montclair State University, The Vector from NJIT, The Signal from the College of New Jersey, The Gothic Times from New Jersey City University, and The Whit from Rowan University.

All of the newspapers involved in the NJCNC will focus on the issue of climate throughout their news coverage this semester.

The event took place at River Barge Park in Carlstadt, N.J. The attendees went on a  pontoon boat ride and cruised down the Hackensack River with representatives from the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA, formerly the Meadowlands Commission) and the NY/NJ Baykeeper to learn about the issues and challenges facing the river and other Garden State waterways.

The event was organized by Joe Amdidits from the Center for Collaborative Media at Montclair State University.

Three guest speakers at this event: John Schwartz, a science writer for The New York Times, focusing on climate change; Maya Miller, who covers health and climate for Climate Central; and Michael Sol Warren, an environment and outdoors reporter for NJ Advance Media and NJ.com.

The Equinox looks forward to covering an important issue that affects not only our immediate community but the entire world.

The Equinox will join NJIT’s The Vector in reporting on how commuters and their methods of transportation affect the climate of the communities between, and including, the two campuses.

Climate Co-opN.J. student media organizations board boats for a tour of the Meadowlands.

Photo by Admir Durakovic