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Around 200 people mobilize outside of the Chase Bank in Downtown Crossing to protest major banks funding fossil fuel companies.

‘Stop Dirty Banks’: hundreds of senior citizens rally downtown to protest major banks funding fossil fuels

By Sabrina Lam, Staff Writer
March 29, 2023

More than 200 Boston residents, including many senior citizens, rallied on the streets of Downtown Crossing last Tuesday, ardently protesting Chase Bank, Citibank, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo—the...

Illustration by Rachel Choi

Bird flu is flying, turkeys are dying

By Rachel Choi, Multimedia Managing Editor
November 16, 2022

Let’s imagine: you’re sprinting to the nearest Walmart at full speed and hurtling straight towards the poultry section. You’ve finally mastered spatchcocking in theory, and you need that turkey to...

IIlustration by Hailey Akau

Food fights will not save the planet

By Hailey Akau, Assistant Multimedia Editor and Magazine Section Editor
November 2, 2022

Real-life food fights are rare––for good reason. In addition to wasting a perfectly good meal, throwing food in any context creates unnecessary and disgusting cleanup work and ultimately achieves...

College, city work toward climate damage mitigation

College, city work toward climate damage mitigation

By Vivi Smilgius
April 21, 2022

As the world feels the effects of climate change, Boston attempts to limit damages—but the question of whether its action plan is adequate remains unanswered. The city’s climate action plan, released...

The way we experience the weather says a lot about our positionality and our privilege.

Climate change is detrimental for people living in poverty

By Shannon Garrido, Editor-in-chief
April 21, 2021

A few days ago it was raining, and for the first time in a while, it wasn't too cold for me to enjoy the drizzle. Whenever I see rain, my mind immediately travels back home to the Dominican Republic, where...

Unless you are a business mogul or a Rockefeller, shrinking your carbon footprint will not create the same level of difference that a corporation would by changing their waste methods.

Private corporations must be held accountable for climate change, not the American public

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor
March 25, 2021

For as long as I can remember it has been ingrained in me that helping the planet is my individual responsibility. Posters in the hallways of my middle school urged me to “go green” and television...

2019 Awards Ceremony for Go Carbon Neutral! A Transportation Challenge

Museum of Science, Boston to host third annual ‘Go Carbon Neutral!’ competition virtually

By Lucia Thorne, Living Arts Editor
February 28, 2021

The Museum of Science, Boston is adapting to the pandemic while encouraging college students to combat climate change by holding its third annual “Go Carbon Neutral! A Transportation Challenge” online...

Stand with Standing Rock- March on Washington, D. C. 
March 10, 2017

Climate justice must include Indigenous sovereignty

By Joshua Sokol, Staff Writer
February 10, 2021

When I think of the year 2016, it seems like eons have passed. In the past four years, time has moved awry, with one headline after another bringing waves of turmoil caused by the Trump administration....

The Massachusetts Senate is set to vote on a package of three climate bills Thursday. Photo credit: Cho Yin Rachel Lo

Senate to vote on expediting carbon neutrality

By Maxwell Carter, State House Reporter
January 30, 2020

The Massachusetts Senate will vote on three bills Thursday that would set Massachusetts on a fast-track to carbon-neutrality by 2050 if passed by the legislature and signed by the governor. If passed,...

Graphic by Christine Park.

Fighting climate change should be everyone’s New Year’s resolution

By Melissa Rosales, Podcast Producer
January 15, 2020

My New Year’s resolution was to take my vitamins every day. I wanted something simple and attainable considering 2020 is the big year I graduate and start my career. However, my boyfriend said it was...

The Brown sisters recorded their podcasts live show in the Cutler Majestic Theatre. Jakob Menendez / Beacon Archives

Podcast live show warns of climate crisis

By Emily Cardona
December 17, 2019

Podcast hosts Autumn Brown and Adrienne Maree Brown sat on either side of their friend Toshi Reagon to discuss the end of the world.  On Dec. 2., ArtsEmerson and the Office of Intercultural Student Affairs...

Boston Climate Strike attendees march down Tremont Street towards the State House on Friday. Sam Hwang / Beacon Correspondent

Youth-led strike pressures Mass. legislature to act on climate change

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
September 21, 2019

Thousands of demonstrators gathered at City Hall Plaza and marched to the State House Friday to participate in the Boston Climate Strike, part of an international youth-led movement to demand legislative...

A speaker at the Massachusetts Youth Climate Strike talks to hundreds of attendees on the steps of the Massachusetts State House. Madison Goldberg / Beacon Correspondent

Hundreds of students strike for climate change reform at State House

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
March 16, 2019

Hundreds of students and protestors gathered at 11 a.m. outside the State House on March 15 for the Massachusetts Youth Climate Strike. The protest was just one of thousands of other youth-led climate...

EDITORIAL: Making changes before the climate does

EDITORIAL: Making changes before the climate does

By Editorial Board
October 18, 2018

At issue: Student engagement with sustainability Our take: We must do more Over a week ago, the New York Times detailed a seemingly apocalyptic future, with worsening food shortage, rampant poverty,...

Let’s dismantle obstacles that prevent people from prioritizing eco-friendly eating habits, like income inequality. Illustration by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Rethinking the accessibility of veganism

By Maya Pontone
April 4, 2018

I encountered quite a few road bumps when I decided to go vegan last April. Aside from a 10-day attempt to go vegetarian after watching Cowspiracy at the Bright Lights theater a few weeks earlier and giving...

Linden Wolbert 03 created the Youtube channel Mermaid Minute to educate viewers on the ocean. Photo courtesy of Linden Wolbert.

Alumna dives into ‘entrepremermaid’ business

By Natalie Busch
April 4, 2018

Linden Wolbert ‘03 quit her job in 2005, moved back in with her parents, and poured her time and money into a new career. Now, Wolbert makes a living as a mermaid. Wolbert, a self-proclaimed “ocean...

The cardboard mosaic will be installed in the State House from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2. Photo: Justin Scott Johnson / Beacon Staff

Climate meets culture at State House event

By Annika Hom
January 25, 2018

Paintings depicting zebras running through grasslands, trees with neon tops, and environmental pleas such as, “Whatever you do, see the planet and save it,” decorated the lobby of the Massachusetts...

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