Student Blog

  • What is a 'Circular Economy'?
    What is a 'Circular Economy'?
    New GSA Student intern Haen Jennie Cho explores the concept of a 'Circular Economy' and why it's so important in the modern world.    more
  • Environmentalism, Sustainability, And Social Justice
    Environmentalism, Sustainability, And Social Justice
    Environmentalism, sustainability, and social justice are terms often used in relation to and connected with each other. In this post I talk about each of these terms and my relationship throughout my life with them. more
  • Be An Imperfect Environmentalist
    Be An Imperfect Environmentalist
    Previously, when I thought of a “perfect” environmentalist, I pictured someone who composts every day, leaves zero waste, bikes and walks everywhere, and has a minimalist closet of only thrifted clothes. But I realize now that just like everything else in life, achieving “perfection” is impossible. Even the ideal environmentalist I just described is not perfect. Read on to see why imperfections make better environmentalists.    more
  • Tree By Tree: Part V
    Tree By Tree: Part V
    In Part V, the final part of this blog series, we discuss Sam’s future aspirations, along with how individuals can help support tree planting initiatives. more
  • Climate Change And Photoperiodism
    Climate Change And Photoperiodism
         Don’t let the seemingly long and fancy word “photoperiodism” throw you off from reading this blog! Though it may sound complex and full of syllables, the definition is simple. ‘Photo’ means light and ‘period’ means length, so together the word photoperiod  just refers to how much sunlight plants get per day (how long the daylight is).      ... more
  • Tree By Tree; Part IV
    Tree By Tree; Part IV
    In Part IV of this blog series, we learn more about the #greenschoolsinitiative, and the challenges and successes of this enormous tree-planting project. more
  • Tree By Tree: Part III
    Tree By Tree: Part III
    In Part III of this blog series, we learn about the 8 Billion Trees project, and the impact of Sam Mutua’s work with students in Kenya.  more
  • Reduce Runoff With Rain Gardens
    Reduce Runoff With Rain Gardens
    Stormwater runoff is a huge issue for water systems, people, plants, and animals. Usually, runoff is filtered by soil before spreading. However, many watersheds (water bodies that drain into several rivers and streams) have become urbanized, meaning these locations now contain concrete, which is an impervious surface. Thus, stormwater in these locations pick up pollutants such as fertilizers, bacteria, pesticides, and petroleum by-products from cars and spread these pollutants across land and into rivers, polluting these areas. Rain gardens are a great, cost-effective way to reduce runoff! Read on to learn how you can bring them to your community! more
  • Tree By Tree: Part II
    Tree By Tree: Part II
    GSA Intern Ava interviews Sam Mutua, an everyday sustainability hero who runs the Konza Greens Nursery project in Kenya - a program that plants trees and educates youth in partnership with 8 Billion trees.  In Part II of this blog series, Sam Mutua shares his thoughts on the challenges of climate change and environmental destruction, as well as some ways to address them. more
  • Interview With Sustainability Hero Sam Mutua: Part I
    Interview With Sustainability Hero Sam Mutua: Part I
    GSA Intern Ava interviews Sam Mutua, an everyday sustainability hero who runs the Konza Greens Nursery project in Kenya - a program that plants trees and educates youth in partnership with 8 Billion trees. In Part I of this blog series, Sam shares the beginnings of his journey to becoming an everyday sustainability hero.  more

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