Tag: Lea Hart

Opinion

“But our Global Climate has Always Fluctuated!”

The challenge of leaning into climate change research is engaging in hard conversations with children and adults. I distinctly remember a conversation I had with my 11-year-old brother over Thanksgiving break about climate change. We were lacing our shoes to go on a nice jog on the trail behind our […]

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Small Steps to Take Towards Environmental Living

With the daunting news broadcasts claiming Earth’s expiration date, it only seems appropriate to panic. We may be far from solving the so-called climate crisis, but if each of us takes small steps toward a more eco-conscious way of living, we might have a chance to lift some of the […]

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White Christmas? What About Green Christmas?

As the season of gift-giving and house-decorating approaches, it is easy to be overzealous—overzealous with your spending, your décor (yes, your house can be too decorated) and your waste. According to the Stanford Recycling database, Americans throw away 25% more waste from Thanksgiving to the New Year’s holiday period than […]

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Natural vs Organic? How Do You Choose?

How do you choose between yummy natural granola bars and delicious organic granola bars? Without looking at the ingredients, you might be persuaded to grab the natural granola bars because they are cheaper and, well, they are natural. Natural seems to be just as good as organic when you look […]

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Alternatives to plastic that everyone can use

We easily find to-go cups from our favorite coffee shops, Walmart bags and plastic water bottles littering our college campus. We can also find them in our ocean, landfills and streets. I hear you: paper and plastic are useful and convenient. But my reply is that convenience can no longer […]

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Greta Thunberg and the Battle Against Climate Change

Greta Thunberg’s name is appearing in our newsfeeds, social media feeds and conversations with our friends. However, if her name is not familiar to you, let me fill you in. Greta is a 16-year-old from Sweden who has, over the past year, become quite the face of climate change activism. […]

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Hey, JBU! Let’s Chat About #EarthWise!

I am sure you have heard about how we can save the turtles by eliminating plastic straws, or that our oceans are estimated to have more plastic than fish by 2050 or that it takes 713 gallons of water to make one cotton T-shirt. Individuals are becoming increasingly aware of […]