Consumers add environmental devastation to their shopping carts

Ellie Lerner, Editor In Chief, Print January 20, 2021

For more than 40 years, the share of consumer spending on experiences and events has increased by 70%. Millennials have been at the forefront of preferencing experiences over material goods. According...

Eco Thanksgiving Recipes

Eco Thanksgiving Recipes

Ellie Lerner, Editor In Chief, Print November 19, 2020

As Thanksgiving draws closer, consider substituting some of your traditional Thanksgiving dishes for more environmentally sustainable foods. According to a recent study at the University of Oxford, cutting...

Is coronavirus good for the environment?

Ellie Lerner, News and Opinions Editor May 21, 2020

Images of blue skies and waterways, reports of goats taking to the streets in Wales, endangered sea turtles returning to empty beaches in Eastern India, macaque monkeys traversing through Lopburi, Thailand,...

VOSS bottled water is now sold in Urban cafeterias. Illustration credit: Loki Olin

Editorial: It’s time for Urban to boycott bottled water

Ellie Lerner, Staff Writer May 30, 2019

As of this May, hundreds of VOSS water bottles can be seen strewn around Urban classrooms and knocked over next to recycling bins. While Flik recently replaced the sale of plastic LIFEWTR water bottles...

Digitally modified photograph of members of the freshman class of Congress pose for a photo opportunity on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.

Congressional communications director discusses room for bipartisanship in the House of Representatives

Eli Gordon, Managing Editor February 27, 2019

After eight years in the minority, Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2018, flipping 39 seats. They now control 235 out of the 435 total voting seats. Calling the...

Interior of a thrift store on Haight street. By Ellie Lerner, staff writer.

Green is the new black: thrifting could be the answer to fast fashion pollution

Ellie Lerner, Staff Writer February 27, 2019

This December, the Urban school Green Team hosted a school clothing swap in which Urban students donated clothes and were able to choose items to add to their wardrobe from one another’s donations. “The...

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