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Intersectional Issues: Environmental Racism A brief introduction to environmental racism and the consequences BIPOC face today

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 Fashion stores always seem to have a million new products to constantly keep up with the customer’s needs. But have you ever considered how they make their clothes so quickly?

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 Flowers and chocolate decorate the front of every grocery store. But at what cost are these V-Day goods being produced and sold?

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 Trying to be more environmentally conscious on a budget in 2020? Here are some New Year’s resolution ideas on how to do just that!

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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Hunger Banquet Success An event which highlighted food insecurity and its relationship to climate change

October 31, 2019 by Sixtine Foucaut | Uncategorized

On Thursday, October 10th, the Office of Sustainability joined Civic Engagement and Second Harvest Food Bank for Chapman’s annual Hunger Banquet in the Fish Interfaith Center. Students participated in an interactive meal simulation wherein they randomly chose a card designating their social class for the night, which determined where they would sit and what meal

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Pledge to Meatless Mondays! Do your part for the environment by eating less meat

September 25, 2019 by Sixtine Foucaut | Sustainable Chapman

On Monday, September 9th,  the Office of Sustainability and Civic Engagement teamed up to table in the Piazza for Meatless Monday! Students were able to sign a digital pledge to commit to not eating meat on Mondays, and in exchange were offered reusable metal straws. Along with this environmentally-conscious pledge, students could grab vegetarian and

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