BY: MARIA ALMEIDA What Really is Greenwashing? You know what’s a shame? How people who try their very best to act eco-friendly are often scammed by companies that lie about how they are “helping the environment” with their sales. If you weren’t aware of this unfortunate phenomenon, let me give you a brief overview, and … More Opinion: How to Avoid Greenwashing
BY: GRACE BERRY Plastic pollution in the oceans is a well known problem. We’ve all seen pictures and videos of plastics choking marine wildlife or of giant masses of plastics floating across miles of open ocean. The problem of plastic in the ocean goes deeper, however, and is made worse every time we wash our … More Microplastic Contaminants in Personal Care Products
Part 1: Introduction and Thoughts BY: SYDNEY RUSHING Co-living/Co-housing has become an increasingly popular typology in architecture recently. It is characterized by communal housing where major common spaces are shared such as kitchen, family, and sometimes bathrooms and bedrooms being private spaces. This model prioritizes community building, and it is affordable, flexible, more sustainable, and … More Opinion: What College Living Teaches us About Life; A Series.
By: Mackenzie Lotz President-elect Joe Biden has already declared his climate reform plans just days after it was reported he won the 2020 presidential election on Saturday Nov. 7. Climate was on the ballot this election cycle, but a lot of the candidates’ plans were fairly vague. Biden has now released his concrete plan on … More Opinion: President-Elect Biden’s Climate Reform Plan
By: Lindsay Cook It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but in 2020, that almost seems impossible. Still, either out of habit or hope, many people have already begun buying gifts for the coming holiday season. But in the midst of this unprecedented historical moment, we should ask ourselves: what exactly will the season … More What a COVID Christmas Might Look Like- and What It Could Do To the Environment
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. Our March spotlight is Katherine Kohls, a 2011 GreenHawks and Miami alum. By: Claire Rinck As a college student, thinking about your future can … More GHM Alumni Profile: From Oxford to D.C.
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: Elizabeth Weber Γειά σου! This is the phrase for hello, something you would hear while bustling through the streets of Pláka, snacking on a chocolate croissant on the way to class, or exploring the many archaeological sites that represent what we usually think of as Greece. While Greece is known for the famous Acropolis … More Sustainability in Greece Over J-Term
By: Brandi Young Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays, so during my research investigating the environmental impacts of the season, I hoped I wouldn’t find anything shocking. Unfortunately, that is not the case. As with all other holidays, although the sentiments involved may be honest, they cause massive amounts of waste. With Valentine’s … More Roses Are Red for the Wrong Reasons