By: Chelsea Worrell As the psychological effects of climate change grow apparent, so does a novel approach to our predicament. By this point, many sustainability initiatives have grown repetitive. Opting for organic products, using energy-efficient appliances, and recycling may seem second nature to many of us. I can recall chanting “reduce, reuse, recycle” when I was … More How Introspection Promotes Environmental Protection
The impacts of increasing heat waves are more than skin deep. BY: CHELSEA WORRELL As winter ushers in the first snowfall to Miami University, I find myself reminiscing on the hotter days of summer and fall. In freezing temperatures, nothing sounds more enticing than a warm, sunny day. But cooling temperatures provide only temporary relief … More The Earth can’t handle the heat, and neither can we.
BY: CELINE THORMANN The recent news cycle has been inundated with stories of natural disasters of unusual intensity, duration, and span. With stories of disasters coming from all around the country and in every direction, it can be difficult to keep track of what is happening, where it’s taking place, and why. In recent weeks, we have … More Hurricanes & Wildfires & Floods, oh my!
By: Annalise Chapdelaine As of last Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, the United States has rejoined the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Here’s what that is and what it means for the environment. On Dec. 12, 2015, 196 countries agreed to sign the Paris Climate Agreement to monitor and combat climate change. Signatories agreed to work towards … More Opinion: The U.S. Has Rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement
By: Alex Knutte On Thursday, Feb. 11 and Friday, Feb. 12th, Miami University welcomed Dr. Jonathan Overpeck, the Dean of the University of Michigan school for the Environment and Sustainability, to speak virtually to students, staff and alumni. Overpeck was this year’s speaker for the annual Dr. Gene and Carol Willeke Frontiers in Environmental Science … More Nobel Peace Prize Winner Speaks on Climate Change
By: Aidan Das Over the past few decades, the impacts of human activity on the environment and the hot topics of global warming and climate change have become more prominent in the media and in government policymaking. But what do all these buzzwords actually mean, and how did concern for the Earth’s changing climate actually … More The History of the Discovery of Climate Change
By: Alex Knutte On Thursday March 5, Miami University welcomed Peggy Shepard, the co-founder and executive director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice, to campus. Shepard was this year’s speaker for the annual Dr. Gene and Carol Willeke Frontiers in Environmental Science Distinguished Lecture put on by Miami’s Institute for the Environment and Sustainability. Students, … More WE ACT Executive Director Visits Miami
By: Celine Thormann Last week Jeff Bezos made headlines by announcing his intention to use $10 billion of his fortune to create the Bezos Earth Fund. This organization plans to back efforts to fight climate change by giving grants to scientists and non-governmental organizations dedicated to protecting the planet. I am going to start this … More Opinion: The Hypocrisy and Hope of the Bezos Earth Fund
To celebrate GreenHawks Media’s 10th anniversary in 2020, the site will feature profiles of alumni staff writers that contributed to the publication’s content and mission during their time at Miami University. Up first is Tyler Gillette, a 2018 GreenHawks and Miami alum. By: Shannon Reilly Climate change, despite its universal impact, has become a highly … More GHM Alumni Profile: Bipartisan Approach to Climate Change Advocacy
By: Denali Selent As a great way to wrap-up Sustainability Week 2019, the Oxford Interfaith Center and Miami’s Green Oxford, with the support of other organizations, hosted a “Paris to Pittsburgh” documentary screening on Sunday, Oct. 20. The screening was followed by a faculty discussion panel on climate change. “Paris to Pittsburgh” is a 2018 National … More “Paris to Pittsburgh” Viewing and Discussion Panel Wraps Up Sustainability Week