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...

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...

The California drought is so severe that many beautiful lakes like Shasta Lake are drying up.

Ending the drought one drip at a time

Ilana Brandstetter, Features Editor November 19, 2014

Despite the Urban community’s pride as environmentalists, few students have made significant changes in the midst of California’s worst drought in reported history. Diana Silvestri (’15), a member...

Pick up the book “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer. One copy is now available in The Urban School library.

Opinion: ‘Tis the season to eat meat, but consider the morality of mammal munching

Marney Kline, Staff Writer December 14, 2011

“My relationship to meat? I eat it,” said Jordan Clark (’12). As Jordan shares her simple and straightforward attitude towards meat-eating, both she and I are put at ease. This statement presents nothing...

Need to buy some bottled water? Think again.

Annakai Geshlider April 5, 2011

I don’t want to be a bothersome imp, tugging at your elbow and telling you not to buy that bottled water. But I’m going to do it: the industry that helps you slake your thirst is really harming communities...

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