Environmental Club supports climate strikes

Environmental Club supports climate strikes

The Environmental Club hosted a fundraiser on the quad in conjunction with the Los Angeles Global Climate Strike downtown and the United Nations Climate Conference in Madrid on Dec. 6. Students purchase items from Bake Sale and Vegan Burger Cookout During the event, students were able to purchase items from a student-run bake sale and […]

Staying Sustainable

Students and teachers comment on fast fashion, the impact it has had on the environment and ways to avoid it. As she browsed the clothing racks of the Salvation Army store, Cameron Herring ’21 searched for a piece that was both unique and trendy. The thrift store provided easy and affordable finds, which aligned with […]

Students leave school early to attend Global Climate Strike

Students leave school early to attend Global Climate Strike

Upper school students skipped class to join the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20 at Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles, raising their voices against lack of government and business action regarding the climate crisis. Participants of the strike urged leaders to take meaningful initiative in order to help the environment, according to the Los […]

Environmental Club hosts final events to encourage sustainability

In addition to distributing donuts to students using reusable water bottles, the Environmental Club sold sustainable utensils and promoted environmental organizations as part of its Donut Forget Your Water Bottle event May 23. Club members sold environmentally sustainable cutlery sets, straws, bracelets and homemade pins to encourage students to seek environmentally friendly alternatives. Proceeds from […]

Environmental activist group combats climate change at first-ever Sustainability Fair

Environmental activist group combats climate change at first-ever Sustainability Fair

Students of the Student Climate Emergency Coalition partnered with environmentally-friendly small businesses and vendors to raise awareness about the detrimental effects of climate change at their first-ever Sustainability Fair in Rancho Park on April 28. The SCEC, which Sonya Ribner ’19 founded this year, is an environmental activist group comprised of high schoolers from across […]

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 […]

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