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

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 goal,” said Elsie Lipson ‘20, the leader of the clothing swap on Green Team, “[was] to brin...

The overlooked controversy surrounding the Oscar Best picture nominee, “Green Book”

The overlooked controversy surrounding the Oscar Best picture nominee, “Green Book”

Ian Ryan, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

The Oscars took place on Feb 24, and while the ceremony may have gone much better than many thought it would without a host, one big point of controversy has been the winner of the Best Picture award, “Green Book”, a film marred by a string of racial issues both on and off camera. “Green Boo...

Organic food may not be worth it, new Stanford Medical study finds

Organic food may not be worth it, new Stanford Medical study finds

Tessa Petrich, Staff Writer

October 3, 2012

How often do you pay the extra dollar per pound for those crisp organic apples? As it turns out, according to a Stanford Medical study released Sept. 4, organic produce isn’t healthier than the conventional kind. Does that mean that food shopping has become more like clothing shopping? Is t...

Will San Francisco adopt a bike-sharing program?

Zoe Pleasure, Staff writer

February 6, 2011

Think about two-wheeled contraptions gliding down the street, like an eco-friendly parade: With San Francisco considering a bicycle-sharing program, to begin at the end of 2011, more bikes may take to the streets. New bike lanes would open up, making the city even more accessible for citizens without...

How far are you willing to go to be eco-correct?

Elizabeth Logan, Staff writer

April 11, 2010

Since the beginning of Urban, nay, since the beginning of time, man has slowly but surely destroyed Mother Earth through the use of the most satanic substance: paper (or, as it is known in Canada, demon-fiber). The ancient Egyptians, after inventing papyrus, were so concerned about its potential role...

Sustainable sushi restaurants protect environment

Sustainable sushi restaurants protect environment

Emily Wen

April 11, 2010

It doesn’t take a genius to know that sushi is a posh trend that is here to stay. Unfortunately, unless we sushi consumers become more aware of what types of sushi are eco-friendly and which are not, the trend may die out sooner than we think. The Monterey Bay Aquarium published a “Sushi Guide” and many popular sushi fish are on the list to ...

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