How to love the planet this Valentine’s Day

5 Tips for a more sustainable Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so the goal of this week’s #GreenCaptain column is to highlight classic Valentine’s Day traditions that can easily be more sustainable this year.  Reduce single-use waste: Buying gifts are highlights of any holiday, but the ones we choose for our…

CNU Captain tackles the challenge of creating a sustainable campus

CNU junior James Duffy has taken it upon himself to help CNU become more sustainable Climate Change is the culmination of how people have treated the earth for centuries. Living sustainably is not an easy path to take as there are many definitions. However, our own James Duffy ‘21 gave us a simple, yet effective…

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…

Getting your hands dirty in the interest of sustainability

CNU’s community garden creates a space of personal and horticultural growth Behind the Washington residence hall on East Campus is one of Christopher Newport’s hidden gems that not every student is aware of: the community garden. A myriad of different crops line the plots in neat rows. The area is fenced off and somewhat secluded,…

Local choices, global impacts

Sustainable alternatives to daily plastic consumption Pushes for sustainable alternatives are vital in the fight for sustainability in the era of anthropogenic climate change and increasing global inequality. Recycling and finding more sustainable options in our consumer practices are often touted as the solution to problems of plastic pollution in the oceans or contaminated waterways….