Green It Yourself: Candles

I have always enjoyed using candles to create a nice mood in the evening, but there is always some wax left over after burning them. This craft gives you a way to recycle used candles and make them into new ones. What you will need: Old candles Wick base (you can get this from the […]

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Cleaner India, Greener India

“I will go with the future generations … we must leave for our future generations a climate wherein they can breathe clean air and have a healthy life,” was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s response when he was asked about India’s commitment to the Paris Climate Change deal.  He vowed that his nation would go […]

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My Transition into Minimalism

My earliest exposure to the concept of minimalism was the minimal art on Instagram and minimalism room decor videos on YouTube, which I used to shamelessly watch over and over again. Back then, minimalism to me was just a term given to a certain type of art or design. It wasn’t until my freshman year […]

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The Shaking Earth

Did you know that the Richter scale, the logarithmic scale used to measure earthquake magnitudes, doesn’t have a maximum number it goes up to, but magnitude 9 is the highest ever recorded?  Such earthquakes are powerful and they come with some serious consequences. For example, Mexico was recently hit with one of the biggest earthquakes […]

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Prioritize Park Protection

Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the National Park System. To celebrate, a friend and I decided to take a road trip across the Pacific Northwest during the last two weeks of the summer. By its end, the trip consisted of fourteen days of travel to ten different states and four national parks. We […]

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Suburbia: A Tale of Not-So Green Lawns

  Once upon a time, there was a neighborhood comprised of rows of houses that stretched endlessly along paved roads, hugged by neatly-trimmed patches of grass, and illuminated by fresh water drops from sprinklers. In this ideal town, families would laugh passing by in their minivans that carried children to good neighborhood schools and parents […]

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Thoughts on Ecocriticism and Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake

From Walt Whitman to Japanese poetry and Native American oral traditions, people around the globe have always had a habit of expressing their concern and articulating their inescapable relationship with their natural environment through literature. Whether they spoke of the environment with a delicate love, or expressed an anxiety for nature’s hostile interaction with them, […]

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