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A graphic of the earth for Earth Day 2022. GRAPHIC BY KAT PROCACCI

Earth Day: In honor of an abundant planet

Sasha Kagan April 24, 2022
#OPINION: The creation of Earth Day alone stands for a powerful cause. It speaks to the social unity and activism that work together to strengthen a sense of community and reform our actions for the greater good. 
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Official poster for the Weekly Wrap Up. HANYA GAO/STATESMAN FILE

The Statesman Weekly Wrap Up Ep. 30

Juliana Slocum April 29, 2021
This week, News covers SBU's recent decision to two guests per student at this year’s commencement ceremonies and the push from SUNY faculty to divest $8.42 billion in retirement funds from fossil fuel companies.
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Pictures around the Earth from NASAs website. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Scientists experiment with climate intervention to delay the effects of global warming

Maria Lynders April 22, 2021
As the consequences of global warming are becoming more dire, scientists are considering whether — in addition to reducing and eliminating greenhouse gas emissions — to use geoengineering to mitigate the effects of global warming. 
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The negative stigma attached to weed is the driving force behind biased misconceptions. STATESMAN FILE

Legalizing recreational marijuana is what we needed all along

Matt Lindsay April 20, 2021
#OPINION On March 31, Governor Cuomo signed legislation legalizing the use of recreational marijuana for adults in New York State. While I have never used marijuana, I fully support the legalization of it for several reasons.
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Environmental Club highlights sustainability issues on campus

Environmental Club highlights sustainability issues on campus

Niki Nassiri April 25, 2019
Dressed from head to toe in garbage, Stony Brook Environmental Club president Condrea Zhuang paraded through the Earthstock Festival, Stony Brook University’s largest sustainability celebration on campus, on Friday, April 19.
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Dr. Michael Schrimpff leads a nature walk through the Ashley Schiff Preserve on Stony Brook Universitys campus in honor of Earthstock. STEPHANIE YUVIENCO/STATESMAN FILE

Let’s reframe environmentalism

Andrew Goldstein April 18, 2018
By making little decisions and appreciating the nature we have, we become a society that cares for its tool.
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Celebrate Earth Day every day

Andrew Goldstein January 28, 2018
I believe I speak for Dr. Seuss’ Lorax when I say that every person can help in some way, no matter how small.
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A Stony Brook University student dressed in a costume made of garbage walks through the annual Earthstock celebration in protest of human-caused pollution. ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

Earthstock returns for another year in celebration of Earth Day

Evelin Mercedes April 29, 2017
The annual campus Earthstock event celebrated Earth Day with entertainment, music and educational opportunities on April 21.
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Protestors marched in Washington DC against President Donald Trumps science agenda on April 22. Marchers called for ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook community marches for science in D.C.

Anna Correa April 23, 2017
Members of the Stony Brook community traveled from campus to Washington D.C. on Earth Day, April 22 for the March for Science.
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Millennials not as environmentally friendly as they say

Millennials not as environmentally friendly as they say

Nikita Ramos May 8, 2016
Only about half of millennials say they are responsive to sustainability actions, according to a survey done by Nielsen Global Survey of Corporate Social Responsibility.
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Earthstock educates SBU campus on environment

Earthstock educates SBU campus on environment

The Statesman April 26, 2015
See the sights and hear the sounds of this year's Earthstock 2015 festivities with our audio slideshow.
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Earthstock still a long way from saving the world

Tejen Shah May 1, 2014
Whether or not we choose to acknowledge it, climate change is real.
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