Students participate in Heal the Bay Coastal Cleanup

Students taking AP Environmental Science traveled to Santa Monica Beach Oct. 19 to participate in a beach cleanup organized by Heal the Bay, an environmental non-profit organization. “All kinds of trash ended up on the beach because of the drainage system,” Bennett Markinson ’21 said. “Plastic gets broken into small pieces so animals think they […]

The metal straw in an era of uncertainty

The metal straw in an era of uncertainty

My sister recently coerced our mother into buying rainbow, stainless steel straws for our family (0.5” wide and angled for better boba consumption). The straw came in a slick wood case with its own cleaning brush, and it fit easily into a bag. Toting her straw around in her backpack, my sister whips it out […]

Climate Strikes: I will not stop here

I was not involved with planning the Los Angeles Youth Climate Strike, but I walked at the front of the hundreds-strong group, leading the occasional chant, and staring down photographers’ lenses. The atmosphere was dynamic: the students were colorful and loud, flaunting their witty signs. It was powerful to be among these caring few. I […]

Reduce, reuse, recycle: Speaker urges students to protect the environment

Educator and artist Miles Hochhalter spoke to the Environmental Club about how disposable materials affect the planet and the necessity of environmental activism Dec. 3. Hochhalter also encouraged students to implement change by living environmentally-friendly lives. “It’s important to know that you guys have significant change-making potential,” Hochhalter said. “If you’re one person who says, […]

The Last Straw

The campaign for this year’s Earth Day is to end the global crisis of mounting toxic plastic pollution. According to environmentalist Marcus Eriksen, so much plastic has been dumped in the oceans that now more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic waste, collectively weighing over 250,000 tons, are afloat at sea. Some nations have already […]

Stop Sucking

Stop Sucking

Let’s face it, you suck. I suck. We suck together. But we can stop sucking and that’s my challenge to you, HW. We at HW need to do our part to help reduce toxic plastic pollution. The Strawless Ocean Initiative of the Lonely Whale Foundation has started a campaign, #stopsucking, to encourage people to stop […]

Tree People representatives visit Environmental Club

Representatives from Tree People talked to the Environmental Club about their organization and how the school can make a difference in the world Nov. 7. The representatives spoke to the club during break about how they can make their campus more environmentally friendly. Tree People works with volunteers to plant trees throughout Los Angeles. The […]