Post Tagged with: "environmentalism"

KAPASI: The Ballad of Yellowstone

KAPASI: The Ballad of Yellowstone

When President Ulysses Grant established Yellowstone National Park on March 1, 1872, he helped introduce a new concept to the West. By setting Yellowstone aside as the first American park, Grant provided the foundation for modern conservationism and environmentalism through the celebration of land’s inherent qualities, not its material usefulness.[Read More…]

by February 28, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Protect EPA From Pruitt

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s confirmation last Friday as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency spells an ominous sign for the future of the agency. Pruitt’s official attorney general website boasts of his status as “a leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda,” as is evident in his[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Concert Marks 45th Earth Day

Global Citizen Earth Day 2015, a free eight-hour event aimed at raising awareness for the issues of poverty and climate change, will take place on the National Mall to mark the 45th anniversary of Earth Day on Saturday. The Global Poverty Project and Earth Day Network have partnered for the[Read More…]

by April 17, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

GULC Climate Center Launches Online Tool

The Climate Center at the Georgetown University Law Center has launched a new online tool that allows the public to view actions — or in some cases, the lack of actions — taken by states in response to climate change problems. Funded in coordination with the MacArthur Foundation, the State[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 0 comments City News, News

University Signs Sustainability Pledge

President John J. DeGioia and other D.C. area university presidents signed on to Mayor Vincent Gray’s College and University Sustainability Pledge Wednesday. The pledge, a voluntary public agreement between the D.C. government and its institutions of higher education to support a more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable District, was publicly[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Earth Day: Consider Impact of Daily Actions

Last week, Eco-Action co-sponsored an event with Campus Ministry on Catholicism and the environment, which included a speech by the executive director of the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change. In its newest wave of ads, the Catholic Coalition poses the question: “Who’s under your carbon footprint?” This inquiry is jarring[Read More…]

by April 20, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Back to Nature: Eco-Friendly Semantics

One of the more extraordinary features of the current generation of students is the near- universal embrace of environmentalism. While previous generations have had their share of environmentalists, they tended to constitute a fringe movement notable for their affection for muesli and Birkenstocks. Many of today’s young environmentalists are preppy[Read More…]

by March 23, 2010 0 comments Opinion