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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

School prepares environmental impact report for river park property

Tessa Augsberger March 26, 2021

The school is currently preparing an Environmental Impact Report for its proposed River Park athletic and recreational facility after applying to the City of Los Angeles for a Conditional Use Permit last...

Illustration by Alexa Druryanoff

Unmasking the Environmental Disaster

Mia Feizbakhsh October 14, 2020

As Emma Donnelly ’21 longingly looked down at her feed on Depop, an app for buying and selling clothing, she wistfully recalled a time when being eco-friendly did not entail putting her health at risk. “I...

Alumni speak about sustainability during Scholar in Residence event

Tessa Augsberger June 26, 2020

The Kutler Center invited 2020 Scholar in Residence Adam Werbach ’91 and environmental attorney Jake Levine ’02 to discuss sustainability strategies during a Zoom webinar Tuesday. The school originally...

Shutting down for the environment

Tessa Augsberger May 21, 2020

Although the global shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc in humans’ daily lives, it has also affected our environment in various ways. Just two months ago, Angelenos lined up...

Lettuce Eat

Lettuce Eat

Lauren Cho March 4, 2020

Determined to both contribute to a bake sale fundraiser for sustainable forestry and to comply with her newly vegan diet, Lexie Warlick ’21 mixed dark chocolate, vegan butter and applesauce into her...

Stephen Purdum ’22 sells baked goods to Micah Gold ’22 on the lower quad. Friday while explaining that proceeds from the bake sale will be donated to the Rainforest Action Network.

Environmental Club supports climate strikes

Siobhan Harms December 15, 2019

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...

Staying Sustainable

Marina Nascimento December 12, 2019

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...

Students participate in Heal the Bay Coastal Cleanup

Celine Park October 25, 2019

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...

Illustration by Sydney Fener

The metal straw in an era of uncertainty

Maya Doyle October 3, 2019

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...

Illustration by Sam Ko '19.

Giving Back: Celebrating Earth Day on Campus

Lindsay Wu May 1, 2019

As Izzy Llevat ’20 walked to her second period class April 22, she noticed something out of the ordinary: hundreds of water bottles hanging from strings on the ceiling of her science classroom, Munger...

Climate Strikes: I will not stop here

Anja Clark April 24, 2019

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...

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

Luke Schneider December 13, 2018

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...

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