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 […]

Club combats trout depopulation

Club combats trout depopulation

The Environmental Club acquired trout eggs through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Classroom Aquarium Education Program. The club will release the trout into California waterways after the eggs hatch later this year. In the past 150 years, severe trout depopulation has occurred in California due to overharvesting, urban development and pollution, according to […]

Environmental Club to restore LA river

The Environmental Club will hold its first Los Angeles river restoration trip on Jan. 31 in an attempt to beautify and and improve the conditions of the area surrounding the river, while providing students with an additional way to earn community service hours. “We are setting up monthly visits to the LA River site on […]

Environmental club to screen documentary

The Environmental Club will screen the Netflix Documentary “Mission Blue” in the Ahmanson Lecture Hall Jan. 16. The documentary follows the work of internationally-recognized oceanographer, marine biologist and environmentalist Sylvia Earle. “[Mission Blue] is really thrilling,” Environmental Club co-president Brian Adler ’15 said. “It’s also really informative, and it details someone that we really admire. […]

Bake sale raises $900 for Tree People

A bake sale sponsored by the Environmental Club Nov. 22 raised $900 for Tree People, a non-profit environmental organization headquartered south of the campus at Mulholland and Coldwater Canyon. Students and faculty were able to purchase cookies, French macarons, muffins and lemon bars. Macarons cost $2 while buyers were able to chose how much to […]

Environmental Club kicks off its first Earth Week celebration

Harvard-Westlake is currently in the midst of Green Week festivities hosted by the Environmental Club. The Earth Week celebration is a completely student-run initiative. Green Week is a week-long celebration promoted by the Environmental Club. This week-long celebration is a step up from the club’s old Earth Day celebration in an attempt to get the […]