Calling all #GreenCaptains!

Writers of all backgrounds are needed for the Green Captain column This semester, the Green Captain column will turn one year old, and I couldn’t be more proud of the feedback I have gotten from my fellow Captains since its inception in January of 2019. Developing and writing for this column has been an incredible…

Greenwashing: Can you market your way out of environmental degradation?

Informed consumerism requires looking past the green curtain Consumers are becoming more and more informed; in just this semester, I’ve covered multiple issues of informed choices from what coffee you choose to drink to the clothes you buy or thrift.  Our digital era allows us to be more aware than ever about the products and…

Sustainability is in style

Trends come and go, but ethically-sourced clothing is more than a fad The term “fast fashion” has been used in recent years to describe the rapid production of clothing following new trends sold at cheap prices.  Think about it: you’re scrolling Instagram, you see some influencer or celebrity on Instagram wearing a wildly-expensive article of…

Remaining positive in the light of climate change news

Climate anxiety is a real phenomenon and understanding it is crucial Understanding climate change is a crucial step in acting towards effective personal, social and institutional changes, but taking the time to read the climate-related studies can be emotionally draining and sufficiently depressing, to be frank. How do we reconcile the need to read the…

Christopher Newport Students strike for climate action

One week before the Global Youth Strike, students joined global activist Greta Thunberg in her Friday for Future demonstration On Friday, September 13th, one week before the Global Youth Climate Strike expects to bring millions of young people from around the world to the streets to demand climate action, Christopher Newport students travelled to the White…

The Green New Deal is a blueprint

What it means, even if it doesn’t pass ~James Duffy, Staff Writer~ With the formal support of Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts, New York’s 14th district representative and congressional newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced the fully outlined text of her “Green New Deal” resolution on Feb. 7, seeking congressional support for the large governmental reform.  The…