Sustainability


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Eating as a Vegan in a Meatlover Household

Meezan Hamzavi
April 7, 2021

Vegan eating is all about finding alternatives, and enjoying the process.

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Mask’s Save Lives, But Kill the Earth

Gilli Mistry
November 24, 2020

Masks are a crucial thing to wear while we're in the middle of a pandemic, however disposable masks they have a detrimental effect on our earth.

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How can the US Improve its Abhorrent Air Quality? (PODCAST)

Ishan Nyati
November 24, 2020

Air Pollution kills thousands of people every year. Find out how we can fix it.

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EV's Really As Good As We Thought?

Graeme Jagger
November 20, 2020

A look into the efficiency of producing an electric vehicle

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GM's Plan for the Future

Joe Formicola
November 12, 2020

How GM's partnership with First Solar, and new gallery of electric cars, sets the company up for a positive impact on the planet.

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Clothing Under Capitalism

Gilli Mistry
October 28, 2020

Sometimes it feels like every mainstream and affordable clothing brand participates in fast-fashion or sweatshop labor. Since shopping in thrift stores can sometimes contribute to gentrification, it can seem impossible to shop in an ethical and environmentally friendly way, but there are steps we can take on a path to a more sustainable fashion industry let's look at what they are.

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Colorado Wildfires erupts, and deepens drought focing evacuations

Fiza Ali
October 26, 2020

This article will talk about the Colorado wildifres, and some ways we can prevent these wildifres.

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The Disastrous State of The Great Lakes

Ishan Nyati
October 14, 2020

The Great Lakes are being absolutely decimated by pollution. Find out what's happening and what can be done.

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An Easy Way to Save Water

Sarah Robinson
May 5, 2020

People are always trying to find new ways to improve sustainability by saving water, but they may feel like their contributions are insignificant. Here’s an easy way everyone can help save water at home

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Water Bottles and the Climate Crisis

Sydney Cha
February 4, 2020

Single-use water bottles are piling up in our oceans, but some companies are stepping up to help. What are the advantages of reusable bottles, and why should you make the switch?

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Greedy for Geckos

Natalie Sell

Geckos make interesting pets, but that’s not all they’re valued for.
The use of Tokay geckos in traditional medicine has increased demand, subsequently increasing trafficking of wild-caught geckos and having a severe impact on ecosystems around the world.

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Today’s hottest topic: tracking your teen’s location

Sam Brown

Today's hottest topic: tracking your teen's location

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What Makes Something Funny?

Trinity Batts

The science behind what makes us laugh.

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Color Psychology

Sabeen Malik

There is more to color than just its brilliance and vividness. It turns out that red, blue, green, and yellow messes with our mind. Colors emit light and that light alters our moods. The idea of color psychology is widely used in marketing because color has the ability to attract specific types of shoppers and change their behaviors.

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Why SAP Remains Important

Johnny Ellsworth

Overview of semester-long collaboration between 8th grade SAPers and Upper School Journalism students.

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Mushrooms: A Cautionary Tale

Natalie Sell

Michigan is home to 2,500 species of mushroom, most of which are inedible.
What happens when a toxic mushroom is consumed?

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Biomimicry: Where Nature and Innovation Converge

Johnny Ellsworth

Bullet trains inspired by kingfisher birds, shock wave absorption technologies motivated by woodpeckers, ventilation systems inspired by termites. We have a lot to learn from the natural world. Middle schoolers around the nation are designing these technologies—and their ideas are impressive.

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PlumSmart Composting

Lila Rubin

Interviews and information about the PlumSmart food service composting practices.

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Drugs in Our Drinking Water

Sabeen Malik

Improper drug disposal can lead to many problems for people and the environment. The number of illnesses will increase due to the amount of toxic chemicals present in our drinking water. Many people dispose of their unwanted medications in a disrupt manner, such as flushing them down the toilet, mostly because they have no other convenient method of disposal.

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Worm Decapitation

Natalie Sell

Earthworms will not produce 2 worms if cut in half. Planarians flatworms, however, can produce up to 279 worms when cut into pieces.

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The SAP Files

Frances Beedon

The SAP project is a major event in the 8th grade year at Greenhills. Students who completed their SAP in previous years were interviewed from each grade in the upper school, and asked to reflect over their experience.

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