Bringing Fashion Finds to Earth Week

by Lauren Raziano, Social Media Editor The toxicity of fast fashion and constant new trends can be tough on the wallet and even worse for the environment. If you are searching for a better local alternative option, go to My Unique Thrift, located at 218 W 234th St, The Bronx, NY 10463. My Unique Thrift is ver y popular with the local commu- nity and … Continue reading Bringing Fashion Finds to Earth Week

HerCampus Manhattan Joins National Initiative to Write Greener

by Jilleen Barrett & Kelly Cwik, A&E Editor & Asst. A&E Editor HerCampus Manhattan is taking part in a new challenge encouraged by the national HerCampus organization to promote sustainability on col- lege campuses. During the “green week” challenge, contributors to the college’s chapter of the magazine will focus all articles on different aspects of the environment. Casey Schellberg, a sophomore childhood and special education … Continue reading HerCampus Manhattan Joins National Initiative to Write Greener

The Environmentalists of Manhattan College Discuss Food Waste, Sustainability and Advocating for Change on Campus

by Kyla Guilfoil, Asst. News Editor Although it is one of Manhattan College’s smaller departments, environmental studies students are passionate about improving sustainability around campus. Through the department, as well as environmentally active students in the different environmental-focused clubs on campus, students have developed new initiatives to improve the environmental impact made at MC. Mary Stahl, a first-semester senior and environmental studies major, has spent … Continue reading The Environmentalists of Manhattan College Discuss Food Waste, Sustainability and Advocating for Change on Campus

Manhattan College Fights for Sustainability

by Caroline McCarthy, Asst. Features Editor Is your plastic bag’s fifteen minutes of fame worth the 500 years of infamy it will spend in a landfill? According to the New York Sanitation Department, single-use plastic bags are used for an average of 12 minutes, only to be discarded to waste away for over 500 years, leaving harmful toxins behind to fur- ther pollute the environment … Continue reading Manhattan College Fights for Sustainability

Student-Run Rooftop Garden Begins to Sprout Amidst Spring Weather

by Kiersten Thompson & Adrianne Hutto, Staff Writer & Asst. Production Editor Students on campus may have noticed planters on the roof of the student parking garage. These planters are a part of an initiative run by the Environmental Studies department called A Green Roof. The Green Roofs, which collect rainwater and help to cool the roof, was started by Nathan Hunter, a Manhattan College … Continue reading Student-Run Rooftop Garden Begins to Sprout Amidst Spring Weather

Environmental Studies Program Prepares Students for the Future

by Kelly Cwik & Megan LaCreta, Asst. A&E Editor & Staff Writer Manhattan College offers a unique experience in its en- vironmental studies program. Part of the school of liberal arts, the program uses an interdisciplinary approach to provide students with a well-rounded education regarding environ- mental issues. Professor Dart Westphal is the director of environmental studies at MC, described the program’s mission. “Environmental Studies … Continue reading Environmental Studies Program Prepares Students for the Future

NYWEA Offers Home to All Environmentalists

by Gabriella DePinho, Senior Writer The students in Manhattan College’s chapter of the New York Water Environment Association see their club as a space where students can explore and pursue their environmental passions. While the ongoing pandemic has prevented the club from offering its usual, numerous in-person activities, the club has remained active and dedicated to its mission. According to the organization’s website, NYWEA was … Continue reading NYWEA Offers Home to All Environmentalists

Are Manhattan College Students Environmentally Conscious?

by Kyla Guilfoil & Nicole Fitzsimmons, Asst. News Editor & News Editor While activism and awareness has increased over the years with the rise of social media and accessible environmental information, there are still many misconceptions around the topic of sustainability and environmental justice. And, because major corporations and government officials have not made structural changes to address the severity of our climate crisis, many … Continue reading Are Manhattan College Students Environmentally Conscious?