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...

Green Team’s poster guide to recycling. Photo Credit: Ellie Lerner

An industry in crisis: exploring the truth behind recycling

Ellie Lerner, Editor of News and Opinions October 24, 2019

Black bin, green bin, and blue bin; a wrapper here and an orange peel there. In the midst of a nationwide recycling crisis, it might be time to revisit our approach to waste sorting.  Until recently,...

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...

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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