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A graphic with vegetables suitable to consume for those following the vegan diet. J4P4N BY CC0

Veganism: perhaps the better alternative for a healthy body and planet

Sasha Kagan March 13, 2022
#OPINION: While veganism would certainly decrease carbon emissions and help to halt climate change, it isn’t necessary for everybody to resort to the diet.
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The United States Capitol Building. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

To go green, we must take smaller steps in legislation

Anya Marquardt April 24, 2021
#OPINION In order to address climate change, legislation must be passed. Even if we don’t agree with all the Green New Deal proposes, we can see it as a positive step toward solving one of the world’s most pressing problems.
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How neocolonialism is killing our planet

How neocolonialism is killing our planet

Benjamin Joffe April 23, 2021
#OPINION Corporations and governments across the world are pushing the Earth deeper into the global climate crisis, and immediate action must be made to combat this.
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Why individual actions are dragging down the environmental movement

Matt Venezia April 18, 2021
#OPINION: For a sustainable future — and an environmental movement with a tangible, positive impact on climate change — a focus on organized systemic change is necessary.
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COVID-19 presents an opportunity to restructure our society around sustainability

Matt Venezia September 6, 2020
Though we are still causing catastrophic levels of damage to ecosystems by consuming natural resources at an unsustainable rate, the pandemic has managed to slow us down.
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SBU researchers work on technique that could help reduce carbon emissions

Cindy Mizaku December 1, 2019
Stony Brook researchers are using an artificial intelligence (AI) approach to reduce carbon emissions by converting carbon dioxide into methane, which will be made into a non-fossil fuel energy source.
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President Samuel L. Stanley at the 2016 State of the University address. Wednesday he hosted a town hall meeting about diversity. JERROD WHITE/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook joins University Climate Change Coalition

Mike Adams February 11, 2018
Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. joined the launch of a multi-university coalition to fight climate change at the 2018 Higher Education Climate Change Leadership Summit on Tuesday, Feb. 6.
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Ice cream overlords hiding the truth of global cooling

Skyler Gilbert November 9, 2015
Folks, we are on the verge of perhaps the greatest environmental catastrophe of our lifetimes: Global cooling.
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Campus making strides to improve energy efficiency

The Statesman October 1, 2013
Located between Circle Road and the Simons Center is a field of mud, a collection of strange-looking offices and a building that emits smoke. This area is dedicated to the Office of Sustainability’s Facilities and Services division, tasked with providing Stony Brook University with reliable power, installing sustainable technologies and initiatives and monitoring the campus’s consumption of energy. James O’Connor, the director of Sustainability & Transportation Operations, oversees this effort, making sure different divisions work together in this goal.
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Bill Nye the Science Guy presents to a sold-out crowd at Stony Brook University about his support for alternative forms of energy, like the sun and wind, to reduce fossil fuel use. (KENNETH HO / THE STATESMAN)

The Science Guy talks energy at Earthstock

Michael Ruiz April 22, 2013

As this year’s Earthstock wound down Friday, Bill Nye the Science Guy told a sold-out crowd in the Student Activities Center Auditorium that students do not need to “do less” to change the world. Instead,...

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