The Epitaph

Protect the Parks: Personal Responsibility

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

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 cannot make changes to their lives because it is inconvenient or too difficult, and they expect ...

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 to this new burger, which emulates the taste and texture of regular meat burgers. The plant-based patties...

Protect the Parks: act now, or forever hold your peace

Stop saying “I will” and start saying “I am”

By Jane Park

November 20, 2019

M any argue that they care about the environment, and insist that we need to take action. But rarely do I see people take measures against climate change.  Holding our government accountable is ultimately one of the best ways we as American citizens can impact the future of our planet....

Protect the Parks: the insignificance of small-scale actions

Protect the Parks: the insignificance of small-scale actions

By Jane Park

October 22, 2019

F rom reusable metal straws to websites that plant trees every time you use their browser, sustainability has grown ever-more popular. However, people should be wary of the trendy ways to be sustainable, as these initiatives are often unproductive.  Ecosia, for example, is a free search exten...