Aquatic conservation isn’t just water under the bridge

April 23, 2013 Sorraya Brashear-Evans 0

We’ve all been shown the repercussions our wasteful behaviors have on the environment through shocking statistics and devastating imagery. Deforestation, global warming, clean energy and pollution concerns have found a permanent spot in our society. Despite the ongoing effort to bring awareness to our environmental impact, many still cannot grasp just how much damage we’ve done to this planet. […]

Environmentalist offers college sustainability guidelines

April 16, 2013 Sorraya Brashear-Evans 0

Beavan, also known as the “No Impact Man,” has been described as being a “liberal schlub who got tired of listening to himself complain about the world without ever actually doing anything about it,” according to New York City publications. However, I consider him a courageous individual who wasn’t afraid to make a difference in his community. In 2006, Beaven, along with his family, embarked on a yearlong experiment to live in the heart of New York City with as little environmental impact as possible. […]

Perfect match: vegetarianism and environmentalism

April 9, 2013 Sorraya Brashear-Evans 5

When I wear my shirt that spells out “vegetarian,” I almost always gets weird looks. People constantly bombard me with responses like “Why did you do it?” and “You don’t seem like one.” That response in particular baffles me; what does a vegetarian look like? In recent years the term “vegetarian” has had a negative stigma attached to it. […]