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Biodegradable signs created, hung for Earth Day

Biodegradable signs created, hung for Earth Day

Madeline Thiara, Reporter

April 27, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Biodegradable signs illustrated with fish stuck in single-use plastic bottles are hanging in front of the Flood Mansion and on the corner of Broadway and Fillmore Streets in celebration of  Earth Day. Five thousand signs were distributed throughout San Francisco, Venice Beach, and Sant...

Fashion industry goes green

Fashion industry goes green

Caroline Thompson, Senior Reporter

September 27, 2018

The fashion industry is the third most polluting industry and one of the largest water consumers in the world, but some companies are joining the “eco-fashion” movement, implementing policies to reduce their footprint on the environment. Brands that are certified sustainable and ethical, features prod...

Zero waste, zero change

Zero waste, zero change

Editorial Board

February 9, 2018

San Francisco had a diversion rate of 52 percent as of 2001, with over half of the waste generated was either recycled or composted, according to the San Francisco Department of the Environment. Former Mayor Ed Lee announced in 2012 that San Francisco had achieved a diversion rate of 80 percent, the...

Convent and San Francisco strive to be more eco-friendly

Convent and San Francisco strive to be more eco-friendly

Laura Mogannam and Olivia Mohun

October 21, 2016

Students learned about San Francisco’s goal to become a greener city and have zero waste during espacio at today’s assembly. Paul Pryor Lorentz, theology teacher and one of Convent’s environmental ambassadors, presented a video highlighting the management of trash in San Francisco. “I...

Microbeads cause wave of macro effects

Microbeads cause wave of macro effects

Julia-Rose Kibben, Design Editor

November 5, 2015

Neon-colored beads have become a part of many daily hygiene routines and may even make face wash bottles more appealing, but the microplastic polyethylene pearl-like beads, used as an exfoliator in many over-the-counter facial cleansers, are killing marine life. “I’m ashamed to say that I used to use a...

Overthrow the reign of drought

Overthrow the reign of drought

February 28, 2014

STAFF EDITORIAL Many Bay Area residents awoke to the pounding of rain against their windows last Thursday morning. Four days of sporadic showers had many crying “miracle” after one of the driest seasons on record, but the California drought is far from over. While the past week has been ...

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