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The clearance section of a Forever 21. Convenience of fast fashion comes with the price of an expanding carbon footprint. JULIA HEMING/THE STATESMAN

How the price of fashion may cost us our planet

Amaya McDonald April 24, 2022
Refraining from shopping or buying one top from a fast fashion company will not necessarily make or break our climate crisis, but the more we work together to adjust our practices, the more businesses will take note.
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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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The universal recycling symbol. PUBLIC DOMAIN

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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50 years forever wild: Looking back on the Ashley Schiff Preserve

50 years “forever wild”: Looking back on the Ashley Schiff Preserve

Brianne Ledda, Margaret Osborne, and Taylor Beglane October 11, 2019
When Stony Brook University decided to bulldoze the tallest conifer tree on campus in the 1960s, political science professor Dr. Ashley Schiff chained himself to its trunk.
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The Rim Fire in the Stanislaus National Forest near in California began on Aug. 17, 2013 and is under investigation. The fire has consumed approximately 149, 780 acres and is 15% contained. U.S. Forest Service photo.

Talk Newsy to Me Episode 2: U.S. Climate Change Report

Aleeza Kazmi and Sara Ruberg December 2, 2018
Four students sit down to discuss the United States government's new climate change report and why it matters to college students.
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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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Poisoned by plastics

Kurt Bretsch February 11, 2016
There is no doubt that plastics are appropriate for some products, but one-time-use plastics are usually wasteful and unnecessary.
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