Ocean Cleanup Project’s first mission a success

By Contributing Writer Caroline Quirk Just under a month ago one of the Ocean Cleanup projects had its first successful plastic pick up from the high seas. The focus of this project is to lessen the amount of trash and pollution in the ocean, specifically the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.   The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of marine debris (litter) in the North … Continue reading Ocean Cleanup Project’s first mission a success

Amazon commits to renewable energy, who is next? 

By Contributing Writer Caroline Quirk The recent influx of global climate strikes and the 2019 UN Climate Summit have sparked an increasing interest in the issue of climate change. More discussions have developed globally about what can and should be done about the growing climate crisis, so much so that monster companies such as Amazon have completely changed course.  No doubt that the issue of … Continue reading Amazon commits to renewable energy, who is next? 

Greta Thunberg’s UN speech 

By Contributing Writer Caroline Quirk Just a few weeks ago, Greta Thunberg crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a zero emissions sail boat to speak at the United Nations Climate Action Summit. Her speech was nothing short of extraordinary, let alone necessary. In the speech, Thunberg addressed the issue of the youth community being left to deal with the mess that older generations left, due to their … Continue reading Greta Thunberg’s UN speech 

Plant-based progress

By Contributing Writer Caroline Quirk The standard American diet consists of pre-packaged foods, processed meats, and high-fat dairy products. It doesn’t sound so good when said out loud, does it? Thursday October 10 at 12:30 in the campus center the Green Navigators will be leading a discussion about how a plant-based diet will help reduce the impact on people, the planet, and profits. A plant-based … Continue reading Plant-based progress

Taking the crown for teen environmentalism

By Contributing Writer Caroline Quirk What started with a 16-year-old organizing a school strike for climate, flourished into a huge environmental movement, seemingly overnight. Greta Thunberg is a 16 Swedish teenager who has taken the future of our climate crisis in her own hands. Thunberg first learned about climate change when she was 8 years old and has since then become one of the only teenagers who has captivated the attention of adults and environmental activists all over the … Continue reading Taking the crown for teen environmentalism