Environmental Club holds first Donut Forget Your Water Bottle day

To reward students for supporting sustainability, the Environmental Club held its first Donut Forget Your Water Bottle day on the quad Thursday.   Donut Forget Your Water Bottle day is the Environmental Club’s new initiative to encourage individuals to stop using single-use plastic water bottles, which are harmful to the planet.  In exchange for presenting […]

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, […]

New recycling initiative introduced

New recycling initiative introduced

The school added 109 recycling bins around campus as a part of the Environmental Club’s initiative to create a greener, more environmentally friendly campus. The new recycling initiative aims to lower waste consumption. “Having a comprehensive recycling program at Harvard-Westlake will not only motivate students to engage in good waste disposal practices, but will make […]

Students participate in Earth Day beach cleanup

The Environmental Club and the English department teamed up and traveled to Santa Monica Beach on Saturday to participate in its first beach cleanup. The cleanup was organized in collaboration with Heal the Bay, an environmental non-profit organization. The Environmental Club and English department teamed up for the first time with Heal the Bay, an […]

Environmental Club encourages students to “stop sucking”

The Environmental Club promoted the national “Stop Sucking” campaign to eliminate plastic straws by providing paper alternatives and presenting a visual display on Thursday. “Caring for the environment is protecting the earth that we live in and rely on for literally everything,” Environmental Club member Anja Clark ’19 said. “I hope that from this campaign, […]

Environmental conservationist speaks to club

Conservation International member Gillian Wynn spoke to the Environmental Club on Oct. 23 about ways that students can volunteer for CI, a non-profit organization that works to protect nature and ecosystems. Wynn also spoke about how she became involved with environmental conservation. “When I was in college, I took a great course called Pollution Politics […]

Environmental Footprints

Environmental Footprints

Last month, Governor Jerry Brown declared an end to the six-year drought that plagued California. At that point, Environmental Club leader Hannah Tuchman ’17 breathed a sign of relief. “I also think saying the drought was over may be true in that we filled a certain quota, but we should always be trying to conserve […]

Environmental Club participates in Green Living Fair

Environmental Club participates in Green Living Fair

In the hopes of highlighting its involvement in environmental causes, the Environmental Club gave away free plants during the Green Living Fair in Studio City on March 11. The plants, muhly grass and yerba buena, which came with pots participants were able to decorate, are native plants that require little watering. “It is really important […]

Environmental Club to plant garden

Members of the Environmental Club will plant a new garden on campus Jan. 30. After researching what types of plants would thrive in the given conditions, the students decided to plant rosemary, white sage and lavender. The garden will be located next to Taper Gym. Environmental Club co-president Hannah Tuchman ’17 is leading the project, and […]

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 […]