Fracking up our future

Why we need a fracking ban, and why voters are being led astray Hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as fracking, is the controversial yet widespread practice of extracting natural gas from shale fields with explosive chemicals. Contaminated water supplies, increased seismic activity and the long-term impacts of climate change are all tangible fears justifiably associated…

Is COP25 the “point of no return”?

Following the largest global calls to action in history, COP25 could make or break the future of global climate action  2019 was a year of unprecedented climate activism, and how global leaders and activists move forward in 2020 could raise that bar. This month, Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Convention on Climate…

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…

Utilizing CNU’s single-stream recycling

The do’s, don’t’s and best practices for sustainable waste management This past Friday, Nov. 15th was “America Recycles Day,” a yearly celebration and recommitment to sustainable waste management, specifically recycling.  Here on campus, there are more recycling bins available across campus than ever thanks to the work of the Office for Sustainability and Plant Operations…

Shelly Simonds is ready to fight for the future of Hampton Roads

A long-time environmental activist, Simonds will deliver the environmental policy that VA-94 needs This past week, the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport hosted the only debate this election cycle for residents of Virginia’s 94th district delegates. Candidate Shelly Simonds and incumbent David Yancey took to the stage for an hour of policy-specific…

Sustainably sourced cold-brew showcases an exciting partnership

Chameleon Coffee, a company with impressive environmental and social initiatives, is now on tap in Einstein’s Cafe As an Einstein’s Cafe regular as well as an avid cold-brew coffee fan, I was excited when I, along with many other students, noticed the new cold-brew tap at our campus cafe. The Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee (with traditional and…

The Green Captain

Where we have been, and where we hope to go Just about nine months ago, I was given the chance to write for The Captain’s Log about environmental issues on campus, on a state and national scale and on a global scale as I saw appropriate.  This opportunity, for me personally, has been one of…