Coming to California has been a serious step up in environmental progressivism from Georgia. Being on a campus like Stanford’s has only increased this progressivism, and coming into this quarter I felt like a green machine in terms of environmental awareness. My PWR class this quarter, entitled “Who speaks for nature? Rhetorics of environmentalism and justice,” has been the metaphorical icing on the cake that has been my environmental evolution.
Whether it’s a plastic boba cup after a late-night craving or a paper Coupa coffee container, students on campus frequently discard their recyclable or compostable items in the landfill.
After years of research spanning healthcare, education, autonomous vehicles and beyond, renowned computer science professor Andrew Ng has his sights set on climate change.
Signs have been intermittently placed along the trail surrounding the lake since 2017 “in an effort to minimize the environmental impacts of human activities,” wrote University spokesperson E.J. Miranda.
Over the past two years, few political ideas have captured the imagination of progressives — and attracted the ridicule of conservatives — as intensely as the Green New Deal. Touted most prominently by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Green New Deal began as an ambitious yet abstract commitment to tackling climate change through an unprecedented economic transformation focused on empowering the communities who will face the effects of climate change most severely. Even before the Green New Deal had any official language attached to it, the leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination all threw their support behind the concept, making it somewhat of a progressive litmus test.
When the importance of protecting the environment seems obvious to many who recognize threats such as global warming and extinction, you may wonder if it is really necessary or effective to dedicate a day to raising environmental awareness. After all, if we should live like every day is Earth Day, why do we need an…
Several miles south of my Outside Lands experience, Darel Scott ’17 was drafting the plans for a new kind of festival aimed at people of color and their connection to nature.
Earth System Science Professor Greg Asner received the 22nd annual Heinz Award from the Heinz Family Foundation earlier this month for his work in applying ultra-high resolution technologies to analyze different ecosystems. The Daily interviewed Asner on his research and interests.