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Big businesses take action with clean energy initiatives

Wind farms like the one pictured are part of the future of clean energy. Soon, large corporations across the globe will use these to power stores, cell towers, and even homes.
November 19, 2020

In an effort to slow climate change and lower carbon footprint, many big corporations from all industries such as Apple, Starbucks and Disney have created environmental initiatives. These initiatives range...

Climate change disproportionately discriminates against racial minorities

A couple climate activists of color attend and hold signs at a climate change march. One of the signs importantly states
June 23, 2020

In a time of increased awareness in America surrounding the abhorrently unjust conditions of systemic and institutionalized racism, it is important to shine light on the many issues that disproportionately...

Worldwide shutdown amidst pandemic allows Earth to breathe

Since everyone has been in lockdown during the coronavirus and is using less transportation, pollution in the sky has cleared.
May 21, 2020

For decades, a polluted cloud has loomed over China and murky waters have filled Venice’s canals. But recently, both the skies and the waterways have begun to clear up, leaving beautiful and clean cities....

Valentine’s Day: not so sweet for the environment

The Walgreens in Potomac Woods Plaza has begun stocking the iconic chocolate heart boxes of Valentine's Day. Most of this chocolate will not be bought or eaten, and as displayed by the pile of boxes on the cart, creates waste. The quantity of candy available in early January also prompts thought on the fossil fuels necessary to make all of these products and transport all of them to thousands of stores throughout the country.
February 3, 2020

There is no better way to show how much you love someone than  presenting them with a bouquet of roses, a heart shaped box of chocolates and a plush teddy bear. But these flowers die in a week or so,...

Lungs on fire: Amazon news encourage environmental action

Just outside the Capitol stands a group of WCHS juniors after walking out of school on Friday, Sept. 20, the day of the D.C. Climate Strike. Holding their handmade posters, they take their picture to commemorate the day they fought for environmental regulation, a controversy similar to that being fought in Brazil regarding the Amazon.
October 11, 2019

The ongoing fires in the Amazon are a prime example of an environmental crisis that has been fueled by a political and economic agenda. As the Amazon is the most biodiverse area on earth and additionally...

Zero waste lifestyles are unrealistic

In order to promote a “low-waste lifestyle” instead of a “zero-waste lifestyle,” students should be encouraged to carry reusable water bottles instead of plastic ones when at all possible.
June 4, 2019

Taking care of the environment has become a new trend. This is a good thing because many nearby restaurants have started to hand out paper straws instead of plastic ones, and stores encourage customers...

Fast Fashion Leads to Environment Concerns

November 26, 2018

Need a cheap yet fashionable outfit fast? Never fear! Look no further than Forever 21; it has everything you could possibly hope for and more, as long as you do not mind contributing to water pollution...

Churchill Green makes environment priority

December 22, 2010

Churchill Green, a club founded by senior Aaron Katz and junior Hal Zeitlin this year, was created to help the school become more environmentally aware. Its main goal is to promote a “greener” environment...

Club Corner: Enviornmental Club

September 30, 2009

The CHS Environmental club focuses on creating a environmentally friendly school by recycling paper and bottles around the school and promoting the use of more efficient energy. “The new blue and...

Toxic plastic bags need to be banned

May 28, 2009

The Empire State Building is a renowned landmark in the US, known for once being the tallest building in the world and now, after the destruction of the World Trade Towers, being the tallest of all New...

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