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Environmental Action Club

Laasya Mamidipalli, Audience Engagement Editor

September 4, 2019

“For the new school year, officers and members met over the summer and discussed possible changes and projects that may be implemented,” said Ben Ring, Environmental Action Club officer and senior. Brian Yuan, club member and junior, said, “We are hoping to have more community outreach projects t...

In light of recent Fair Oaks incident, students, dietitian explain experience with, reasoning behind vegan lifestyles

In light of recent Fair Oaks incident, students, dietitian explain experience with, reasoning behind vegan lifestyles

Grace Xu

August 13, 2019

The day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the winter of 2018, junior Carmen Broadnax suddenly decided to never eat meat again. And not just meat, either. She’d chosen to cut out all animal-related foods from her diet, including dairy, seafood and egg. In other words, she’d simply decided to beco...

Carmel students address climate change; think globally, act locally

Avery Thorpe

May 3, 2019

According to The National Climate Change Assessment, “Over the last 50 years, much of the United States. has seen increases in prolonged periods of excessively elevated temperatures, heavy downpours, and in some regions, severe floods and droughts.” With the increase of severity and occurrences of major storm...

Environmental Action Club looks forward to Eagle Creek volunteer opportunity

Environmental Action Club looks forward to Eagle Creek volunteer opportunity

Laasya Mamidipalli

March 22, 2019

Ben Ring, Environmental Action Club officer and junior, said, “The Invasive Species Strike Team at Eagle Creek looks like a great volunteer opportunity. This involves locally identifying and removing invasive species in the environment.” The club officers are contacting organizations like those at Eag...

Students Participate in Global Climate Strike

Students Participate in Global Climate Strike

Josie Cruzan

March 22, 2019

On Friday, March 15, CHS students participated in a global climate strike to protest government inaction regarding global warming and climate change. Approximately 400 students from 20 schools across the state attended the rally, which was held on the south side of the Indiana State House from 12-2. ...

Environmental Action Club Makes Plans to Start off New School Year

Environmental Action Club Makes Plans to Start off New School Year

Laasya Mamidipalli

September 3, 2018

Ben Ring, Environmental Action club officer and junior, says, “The call out meeting is after school on Sept. 10 in room B207, and the club typically meets the second Monday of every month.” Ring says, “At the call out meeting we mainly want to talk about what’s going on locally. We want to introduce the clu...

Graphic: Earth-Friendly Foods

Amberly Xie, Graphics Staff

September 21, 2017

A look into the life of a custodian (Behind the Scenes)

A look into the life of a custodian (Behind the Scenes)

Julianna Kessilyas, Reporter

October 20, 2016

When students leave CHS, custodians venture around doing their job, involving their utmost power and effort that takes to make the school prepared for whatever may be thrown in its direction. Many students go about their days not considering what happens when they are not around. While others like j...

Dakota Wipeout Line. Dakota Access Pipeline harms environment, Native American civil rights

Dakota Wipeout Line. Dakota Access Pipeline harms environment, Native American civil rights

Lin Lin Mo, Reporter

October 13, 2016

Last year, I joined the fight against the Keystone XL Pipeline; I wrote letters to the senators and signed online petitions, as well as donated to environmental groups. The pipeline would have run through Canada and the United States, but the Obama administration ultimately voted to forbid its constructi...

Recent fall in gas prices concerns environmentalists

Recent fall in gas prices concerns environmentalists

Contributor

February 20, 2015

In any given October, as the sweltering summer days cool to crisp autumn and the trees exchange the greens of their foliage for fiery reds, brilliant oranges and regal golds, Elizabeth Baach, co-president of Environmental Action Club and junior, can be found strolling through the woods. She frequents Cool Creek...

Too little, too late. The environment is too far gone for little fixes, but we should still take political action against corporations.

Too little, too late. The environment is too far gone for little fixes, but we should still take political action against corporations.

perspectives

February 20, 2015

With gas prices below $2 for the first time in years, we are less likely to conserve gas and more likely to drive more. However, with increased gas use, there’s an increase in external costs—that is, cost in environmental damage—that is separate from the actual monetary cost of the gasoline. And...

Green Team to meet Oct. 28

Beats

October 26, 2013

Green Team plans to meet on Oct. 28 in Room B222 to brainstorm about future projects they could pursue. According to president and senior Charles Liang, the club wants to concentrate on projects that the school could later take over and do on a larger scale. “One of the ideas that we came up wit...