Intersectionality and Environmental Justice

Intersectionality and Environmental Justice

Something I'm really passionate about is environmental justice. Many people don't understand the extent to which privilege can protect and provide for those in higher classes. I'm actually writing about this a little for my senior thesis, which is about the gap between media literacy and climate change. Part of this means looking at how [...]

Seven Plastic Things You Don’t Need to Be Using

Seven Plastic Things You Don’t Need to Be Using

Convenience kills. It's what I saw in an Instagram post a couple of days ago. The photo is an illustration of a dolphin being weighed down by all of the plastic we use for the sake of convenience. None of us are perfect, and it's hard to remember to bring along a reusable tote for [...]

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

I've been fascinated with monarch butterflies' migration ever since reading Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. Monarch butterflies are the only butterflies that have a two-way migration (think: birds). Using nothing but environmental cues to guide them, they fly down to Michoacan, Mexico every winter. Every single year, they do this. Every single year, the butterflies die and [...]

The Sixth Extinction Book Review

The Sixth Extinction Book Review

When I first started reading Elizabeth Kolbert's book, The Sixth Extinction, I was hit hard with the realization of "this is what I want to do when I get older." I was so intrigued by her adventures to find the truth behind the sixth mass extinction, and was so relieved to see how easy it [...]

Effective Environment Social Media Campaigns

Effective Environment Social Media Campaigns

With social media comes more creative ways to bring awareness to issues we care about, and organizations have been doing just that. Social media has been a really effective way for organizations and brands to market in a completely different, and interactive, way. It can bring attention to issues that need monetary donations, volunteers or [...]

The Pros of Environmental Journalism

The Pros of Environmental Journalism

Throughout my college career, I realized that what I most wanted to write about was environmental issues. To me, it seems like there is a hole there where we could have more specialized reporting on things happening in the science world. More specifically, the environment. Especially now, as we see more and more need to [...]

Giving Science a Chance

Giving Science a Chance

The science we learn throughout elementary and middle school simply isn't enough. Or, it's presented to us in ways we get bored of quickly and we forget as soon as we get home the day of taking whatever test we had been studying for. High school education provides more options, usually. I remember my senior [...]