Tag: environment

Decreasing Your Ecological Footprint

Small ways you can help the environment in your everyday life BY KATHYA MENDEZ, STAFF WRITER April is Earth Month, a time for people around the country to pay closer attention to environmental threats such as air pollution, deforestation, climate…

Students Reach New Heights In Nepal Study Abroad

Two-week study abroad trip teaches filmmaking and better photography BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF When students think of a study-abroad trip, they probably imagine living in a flat in London or an apartment in Paris, where they can spend their time…

I Am the Lorax and I Speak for The Trees!

BY SUMMER BROWN, PROFESSIONAL LUMBERJACK You know what? When I came back from spring break and noticed the trees gone, I realized something. I realized something so incredibly important that I was beside myself for days on end. What did…

A Greener Vision

The Green New Deal resolution seeks to cut emissions, create jobs BY ALEXANDRIA MCALPINE, ART DIRECTOR Three hundred billion dollars is how much money the United States spent on 16 natural disasters in 2017. Six is the average number of natural…

Mason At the Bay

University of Maryland partners with Mason to restore the Chesapeake Bay BY CYD MEJIA STAFF WRITER The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States. According to Lindsay Eney from the Chesapeake Bay Program, “[The Chesapeake Bay] is…

Is Fast Fashion Worth It?

Roosevelt@Mason discusses the consequences of the fast-fashion industry BY NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER New fashion releasing according to the seasons is a thing of the past due to the rise of fast fashion, as new fashion now releases every week. Roosevelt@Mason…

OPINION: Green is the new black

By Kim Bartenfelder, Contributor The idyllic model that a majority of college students are versed in the literature and implementation of environmental matters is heavily dramaticized. While not entirely our fault, we as students live by a one-day acknowledgment and…

Let’s talk about climate change: Mason and beyond

(Credit: Laura Baker/Fourth Estate) The Earth Month event “Let’s Talk About Climate Change,” which was held April 1, explored how organizations on Mason’s Campus, the city of Fairfax and the state of Virginia educate and empower residents to combat climate…

Mason stirs up Earth Month with food sustainability

This story was originally published in the April 11 issue of Fourth Estate. Mason’s Sustainable Food Systems Symposium on April 1 was one of numerous events that will bring together students, staff and faculty to examine emerging food systems during…

Students clean up campus streams for Earth Month

(Photo credit: Alec Moore/Fourth Estate) The Office of Sustainability’s latest Earth Month event, the Mason Stream Clean-Up, took place last Saturday by Lot C. Student volunteers, as well as Office of Sustainability and Facilities Management staff, worked together to pick up…