Student Blog

  • 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
  • 2020 Victories And 2021 Resolutions
    2020 Victories And 2021 Resolutions
    Let’s talk about some of the accomplishments of 2020 and how to move into the new year with sustainable goals and attitudes. more
  • Why You Should Switch To Clover Lawns!
    Why You Should Switch To Clover Lawns!
    Most people regard clovers as weeds among grass lawns, but did you know that clover lawns are much better for the environment? Benefits of clover lawns include less fertilizer use, less mowing needed, and less watering. Read on to learn more about the consequences of grass lawns and the benefits of clover ones! more
  • What We Can Learn From The Flint Water Crisis
    What We Can Learn From The Flint Water Crisis
      Flint, Michigan is notorious for the water crisis that started in 2014. The city changed its water source to the Flint River to save money, but they did not adequately test the water or add corrosion controls to ensure people’s safety. The health of Flint residents, including children, was put at high risk. What happened in the city of Flint is not a unique case or isolated issue. Clean drinking water should be a fundamental right for everyone, but globally, 1 in 3 people do not have access to safe drinking water.   more

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