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2061’s School of the Earth Would Be Healthy For Campus

2061’s School of the Earth Would Be Healthy For Campus

By WSN Editorial Board

October 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The School of the Earth project would not only make NYU a more environmentally-friendly campus, but would also help the surrounding community as a whole

‘Seasons’ Argues for Environmental Protection

‘Seasons’ Argues for Environmental Protection

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Can humanity survive itself for much longer?

Publishing industry to swap paper with leather

Publishing industry to swap paper with leather

April 1, 2014


Filed under Arts

Publishing groups shocked the general public with the announcement that they will no longer be printing books on paper. “Paper printing is an unsustainable industry,” said Mark Hewitt, a representative of a major publishing house. This comment comes in light of a recent study claiming ...

New York plastic bag policy does not reflect progressive city ideals

New York plastic bag policy does not reflect progressive city ideals

September 9, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

As the school year continues, the inevitable trip to Staples serves as a ritual pastime. However, when taking their plastic bags from the checkout, many customers fail to recognize what a controversial act this is. Currently going through the City Council is a bill aimed directly at the overuse of p...

NYU must divest

February 8, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

This past Tuesday, leading environmentalist Bill McKibben stood before a crowd of 600 people at Cooper Union’s Grand Hall, urging them to confront universities about divesting from fossil fuel companies. His organization, 350.org, is devoted to finding tangible, strategic and systematic ways to restrict...

All-natural cosmetics: better for your health and the environment

All-natural cosmetics: better for your health and the environment

October 23, 2012


Filed under Features

We use a large number of beauty products every day, from lotions and creams to sprays and balms. However, we rarely consider the ingredients and environmental effects of the products we use. Although the purpose of cosmetics is to improve the condition of skin, hair and nails, many products contain hidden...