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Smaller events such as painting terracotta pots are enjoyable and help spread environmental awareness, GreenOps secretary-treasurer Alana Stillman said. (Photo courtesy of Jacob Chen)

GreenOps discusses gardening events

By Parker Lin November 3, 2023

Gardening is a great hobby that helps the environment in the process, GreenOps secretary-treasurer Alana Stillman said. Club officers are planning more gardening events for this school year to spread environmental...

As an ASB sustainability commissioner, sophomore Aayushma Adhikari said she encourages other students to bike to school if they have the ability.

Biking toward a sustainable future

By Ella Chan and Annabelle Yip May 22, 2023

For many, getting to school every day is not something to think twice about, especially in regard to sustainability. But for some students, taking that extra step to be more environmentally conscious in...

Students gather on April 26 to shop at a thrift store full of clothes donated by other students.

A week of green

By Nicole Kim and Mackie Vu May 5, 2023

During the week following Earth Day, ASB hosted its first Earth week full of themed days and activities leading up to the Earth Day festival. Lasting from April 25-28, Earth week worked to promote sustainability...

Stop textile waste by finding new solutions to stay sustainable, such as upcycling.

From fashion to landfills

By Ella Chan April 21, 2023

Even as someone who spends most of my money on clothes, I often end up finding myself staring into my closet with nothing to wear. Little did I know, my shopping habits contribute to a major environmental...

After filming of the movie “The Beach,” the island of Koh Phi Phi Leh in Thailand where the movie was shot became increasingly damaged, exacerbated by the influx of tourists along the shores.

International film industry has high viewership, but lack of global awareness

By Karuna Chandran March 21, 2023

When I think of the climate crisis, the first things that come to mind are carbon emissions from automobiles, greenhouse gasses, sea level rise and much more. But one of the largest contributors to environmental...

Many corporations are corrupting a sustainable future by deceiving consumers into thinking they are saving the environment.

The truth behind greenwashing

By Ella Chan February 6, 2023

One of the first things I do today when buying an item is look at its packaging to see if it's “clean” or eco-friendly, with extra points if it’s made from recycled materials. When customers buy...

Mr. Grossman bikes alongside the students.

Don’t Strive to Drive

By Ella Chan November 26, 2022

While huge corporations largely make carbon emissions, every person has an equal responsibility to the environment, and teenagers are no exception. To combat the inevitable effects of climate change, there...

By creating my own sustainable sense of style, I was able to improve my self-image and confidence.

A beginner’s guide to sustainable fashion

By Karuna Chandran October 28, 2022

Intro Trying to be a more sustainable consumer is a lofty goal. It often feels overwhelming, like there are just too many factors to keep track of at once. I decided that one of my primary areas of...

Celebrating Earth Day

Celebrating Earth Day

By Madhavi Karthik April 21, 2021

Click the image to check out The Epitaph’s tips to celebrate Earth Day  

Staying sustainable through the holidays

By Amber Birrell December 6, 2020

Choosing sustainable products is important for our environment; here are some sustainable gift ideas for the upcoming holidays. Click this link to find how you can help the enviornment this season!

My refrigerator, like many others, is cluttered with plastic wrapped foods.

Protect the Parks: Personal Responsibility

By Jane Park May 31, 2020

During the shelter in place, I have been thinking a lot about my ecological footprint and the impact of my actions. Throughout this year, I have talked to many people who care about the environment. Most...

Plant-based meats provide health benefits, increase sustainability

Plant-based meats provide health benefits, increase sustainability

By Shruti Magesh April 4, 2020

The conventional options of a traditional meat or veggie burger are now being overtaken by a new option on the menu: the plant-based meat burger. Both meat eaters and vegetarians alike are flocking...

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