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District 15 Film

November 25, 2020 by | Uncategorized

Join the Office of Sustainability for a screening of and panel afterwards of the short documentary District 15 on December 2, from 12-1:30PM. The documentary features the work of non-profit organization Communities for a Better Environment  (CBE) which focuses on environmental justice and building healthier and sustainable environments in predominantly low income communities of color. District

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Green Thanksgiving Tips + Composting

November 18, 2020 by | Uncategorized

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the beginning of the holiday season is here, and for many, that means food is on our minds, so we’ve got some tips for you and your loved ones about sustainable food options and proper composting. And while many of us are fortunate enough to have access to fresh

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Vote for the Environment

October 19, 2020 by | Uncategorized

As we observe the ever-changing political, social, environmental, and cultural climate throughout this fall in the United States, we also approach the election date in just less than 20 days. Due to many factors such as a pandemic and the demand for social and environmental justice, it is essential to exercise our rights to vote,

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Back-to-School Sustainability Tips

September 9, 2020 by | Uncategorized

1. Bring your dorm/living area to actual life From succulents to fresh flowers, plants are a great way to clear toxins from the air in your living space and add color to a corner. Studies have also shown that indoor plants can boost productivity, mood, and creativity – we could all use some of that

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Intersectional Issues: Food Deserts

August 26, 2020 by | Intersectional Environmentalism

Even before COVID-19 seemingly took over any form of normalcy, millions of Americans struggled to have consistent access to groceries. A food desert is an area where there is lack of access to nutritious and affordable food, oftentimes due to a combination of having to travel farther to find healthier food options and also being

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Intersectional Issues: Environmental Racism

August 3, 2020 by | Intersectional Environmentalism

It seems as though we have reached a new turning point in history – in the midst of a pandemic, police brutality being documented, and emphasizing social justice movements such as Black Lives Matter like never before. In order to address the concept of intersectional environmentalism, we must first acknowledge environmental racism. Essentially, this is

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Fast Fashion and Outsourcing

February 26, 2020 by Maya Cheav | Uncategorized

If you go into your closet right now, it’s likely that most of your clothing tags read, “Made in China.” This is a result of large retail companies like H&M and Forever 21 using a technique called outsourcing to produce their clothes. Outsourcing occurs when a company hires an outside party to create their products.

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A Fair Trade Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2020 by | Uncategorized

It’s that time of the year again – almost Valentine’s Day! This year, we encourage you to look into the products which you’re purchasing for the holiday. Fair Trade is an institutional arrangement that allows businesses and producers to meet international standards on the production of goods. This organization advocates for environmental and social good,

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Eco-Friendly and Affordable New Year's Resolutions

January 15, 2020 by | Uncategorized

Consider committing to Meatless Mondays, vegetarianism, or veganism. Through purchasing whole foods such as fruits, veggies, grains, seeds, and legumes, you might be surprised with how much money you can save by cutting out animal products or processed foods while staying healthy at the same time! Stay tuned for our plant-based guide for Chapman and

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5 Tips for a Green Thanksgiving

November 25, 2019 by | Uncategorized

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we think that calls for some ideas on how to have an eco-conscious holiday! Whether you’ll be a host or a guest this year, you can help reduce your environmental impact for this feast 1. Reuse Use reusable utensils, plates, and glasses for dinner instead of plastic dinnerware

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