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


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


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.


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,


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


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


Hunger Banquet Success

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


Pledge to Meatless Mondays!

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


10 Tips to Green Your Dorm

August 14, 2019 by | Sustainable Chapman

Excited for move-in day? As you start prepping for your move, here are some tips on how to make your living space greener.  Minimalism: Bring what you can from home and only purchase items you absolutely need. Communicate and coordinate with your roommates on what can be shared to prevent overbuying.  Shop second hand: Orange


Confident in Your Recycling Abilities?

June 7, 2019 by | Sustainable Chapman

Last April, in celebration of Earth Day, the Office of Sustainability gave away over 400 of our widely popular bamboo reusable utensil sets! Before members of the Chapman community were able to get their hands on these sustainable gifts, students, faculty and staff tested their recycling knowledge on a variety of items that we previously

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