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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

Code Red: 2021 Climate Report

Natalie Cosgrove August 27, 2021

A recent report from the United Nations’s (UN) climate panel details the full extent of the damage human behavior has caused to the environment. As greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, the newer...

Environmental Club members team up with FoLAR to restore local fire-damaged habitat

Natalie Cosgrove April 30, 2021

The Environmental Club partnered with Friends of the L.A. River (FoLAR) for a habitat restoration day April 24. The event took place at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve, which was affected greatly...

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No Planet B

Milla Ben-Ezra December 9, 2020

Wildfires blazed across California, torching over 2.1 million acres of land in 2020 alone. The year's hurricane season consisted of 30 named hurricanes, greater than any year in history. Global sea levels...

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...

Student activists hold up signs in Pershing Square to raise awareness about climate change and advocate for more government legislation addressing the environmental crisis. Credit: Siobhan Harms/Chronicle

Students leave school early to attend Global Climate Strike

Sarah Healy October 3, 2019

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...

Environmental Club hosts final events to encourage sustainability

Ruoshan Dong May 31, 2019

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...

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...

Student Climate Emergency Coalition founder Sonya Ribner ’19 interacts with visitors at the first-ever Sustainability Fair in Rancho Park. Credit: Saba Nia/Chronicle

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

Hannah Han April 29, 2019

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...

Environmental Club holds first Donut Forget Your Water Bottle day

Crystal Baik January 10, 2019

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...

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...

Students sit amidst the littered tables of the quad.  Credit Caitlin Chung/ Chronicle

New recycling initiative introduced

Caitlin Chung August 29, 2018

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...

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