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    Ecotourism in Action

    Ecotourism in Action

    Sunny Zhang is a junior at Duke University studying Environmental Science and Public Policy. She enjoys roadtrips, reading about nature and upcycling. As a college student, getting up on a weekend before 10 a.m. is a rare occasion. Surprisingly, I found myself awake at 4:30 a.m., the morning after my 20th birthday, waking up to watch birds. Students with […]

    Urban Greenway System Will Link 60 Miles of Trails

    Urban Greenway System Will Link 60 Miles of Trails

    By Emma DiPasquale Emma DiPasquale is a rising senior at John Carroll University. She studies English and environmental studies and hopes to pursue a masters degree in English literature with focus in environmental theory. Emma worked as an intern at EcoWatch last summer. It was a cold winter evening in February when citizens gathered at […]

    Victory! University of Washington Divests from Coal

    Victory! University of Washington Divests from Coal

    Morgan Sinclaire is a third-year math major at the University of Washington involved in Divest UW for the past two years. “If it’s wrong to wreck the planet, then it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.” This quote by Bill McKibben has become the mantra of the fossil fuel divestment movement, the campaign which has […]

    Cleveland Rocks: From ‘Mistake on the Lake’ to ‘Green City on a Blue Lake’

    Cleveland Rocks: From ‘Mistake on the Lake’ to ‘Green City on a Blue Lake’

    Morgan Rogers is a senior at Baldwin Wallace University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Sustainability with double minors in Urban Studies and Sociology. After graduating she would like to work with environmental nonprofit organizations in the Cleveland area. Cleveland, Ohio was once a booming industrial city, home to winning sports teams and both economic growth […]

    How Social Entrepreneurship Can Change the World

    How Social Entrepreneurship Can Change the World

    Sean Gogolin is a graduating senior at Bowling Green State University. There he studies Environmental Policy & Analysis, and looks to further his education in earning an Masters in Public Policy after graduation. Prior to his involvement with EcoWatch, he worked with Sierra Club last summer in Washington, DC. Social Entrepreneurship—a simple, productive concept, yet […]

    19 Students Arrested by Yale Police at Fossil Fuel Divestment Sit-In

    19 Students Arrested by Yale Police at Fossil Fuel Divestment Sit-In

    Hannah Nesser is a junior at Yale College studying environmental engineering and organizing with Fossil Free Yale. Nineteen Yale students were arrested by Yale police yesterday following a day-long sit-in that called for the university to reopen the conversation on fossil fuel divestment. Yale is one of the first schools where a fossil fuel divestment action has led […]

    Growing Trends in the Local Food Movement Show Industry Is Thriving

    Growing Trends in the Local Food Movement Show Industry Is Thriving

    A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report to Congress reports that local and regional food sales in the U.S. totaled US$6.1 billion in 2012—an increase from the reported US$4.8 billion in 2008. This amount accounts for the selling of food from local farms, “for human consumption through both direct-to-consumer (e.g., farmers’ markets) and intermediated […]

    Trash or Treasure?

    Trash or Treasure?

    [Editor’s note: This article is the second in a six-part series about the remote Alaskan town, Arctic Village near the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, where six students from Sierra Nevada College visited last fall. Read part I.] Aaron Vanderpool attends Sierra Nevada College in his home of Lake Tahoe Nevada. Falling perfectly into his life path […]