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Environmental Club members engage with students in their setup on the Quad. Throughout War on Waste Week, they raised awareness about plastic waste on campus.

Environmental Club fights plastic waste with new week of awareness initiatives

Erin Ryu, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer February 26, 2024

The Environmental Club partnered with Prefect Council to host War on Waste Week, an initiative dedicated to reducing plastic and waste at the school Feb. 12-15. Throughout the week, the club screened a...

Students wait in line during lunch for the Plant Power Food Truck hosted by Environmental Club.

Environmental Club hosts vegan food truck for Earth Day

Grant Park April 26, 2022

The Environmental Club hosted a Plant Power Food Truck on Friday to conclude a series of on-campus events including a clothing drive, a used battery drop off and plant sale throughout the week in honor...

Students participate in the Environmental Clubs weeding event by the senior parking lot.

Environmental Club weeds garden

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff February 14, 2022

The Environmental Club weeded the native plant garden next to the senior parking lot in an event Monday. Students met after school by the garden, which Science Teacher Nadine Eisenkolb has cultivated over...

Max Thompson ’23 and Brandon Damelin ’23 interact with marine animals at the Heal the Bay’s aquarium in Santa Monica on a trip hosted by the Environmental Club and the Heal the Bay.

Environmental Club hosts clean-up event

Davis Marks and Jackson Mayer February 5, 2022

The Environmental Club hosted an educational and clean- up event with Friends of the LA River (FoLAR) and Heal the Bay as a part of their monthly event series during a Feb. 2 Flex Day. Environmental...

Dennis Masaba displays a photo of young people playing music during their presentation in Ahmanson Lecture Hall.

Environmental Club hosts FoLAR executive

Tate Sheehy December 3, 2021

The Environmental Club and interested students gathered in the Ahmanson Lecture Hall Monday during Community Flex Time to listen to Dennis Mabasa from Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) present about...

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 14, 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...

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