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What’s new in the environment? Four things you may not know are happening…

What’s new in the environment? Four things you may not know are happening…

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline

March 3, 2020

The local climate conversation has turned to microplastics, pollution deaths, temperature scarves, and how climate change is prioritized.

New USC representative Hartfeldt on environmentalism, sustainability, and leadership

New USC representative Hartfeldt on environmentalism, sustainability, and leadership

Julia Baron, The Rubicon

December 4, 2019

The mid-fall elections gave the sophomore class a new student body representative: Maura Hartfeldt.

McBuggets are Yost-Dubrow’s newest diet recommendation

McBuggets are Yost-Dubrow’s newest diet recommendation

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline

October 30, 2019

Upper School science teacher Rachel Yost-Dubrow is a strong advocate for environmental responsibility. Perhaps her most notable idea - eating crickets. 

Recycling? Maybe. Reduce, reuse, rot instead.

Recycling? Maybe. Reduce, reuse, rot instead.

Elizabeth Trevathan, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

With China's 2018 import ban in effect, reusing and composting -- not recycling -- offer the environmental solution.

If rooftop garden isn’t feasible, other green options are

If rooftop garden isn’t feasible, other green options are

Sharee Roman, The Rubicon Staff

September 28, 2018

The Schilling Center has a beautiful roof space that is currently unused. A garden on top would be an improvement.

Weighing the environmental costs of public transit

Weighing the environmental costs of public transit

Jack Benson, The Rubicon Editor

May 10, 2018

The Twin Cities may seem underdeveloped when compared to the expansive systems of New York City and other large metropolitan areas, but at both the city and state level, the government is pushing to implement more public transportation.

Alum Amini bikes across country for environmental awareness

Alum Amini bikes across country for environmental awareness

Quinn Christensen, The Rubicon Editor

May 3, 2018

Alum Ariana Amini ('13) is biking across the U.S. with the organization Women on Wheels for Wild Lands to advocate for public lands.

Switching on good habits key to solving climate change

Switching on good habits key to solving climate change

Lynn Reynolds, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018

Climate change is real, and if we don't start doing something to reduce our carbon footprint, everyone will pay the price.

STAFF EDITORIAL: Step toward a brighter future with green choices

STAFF EDITORIAL: Step toward a brighter future with green choices

The Rubicon Staff, Editorial

September 28, 2017

SPA students need to recognize their role in climate change and take part in helping the environment.

5 ways to go greener this week

5 ways to go greener this week

Quinn Christensen, The Rubicon Editor

September 18, 2017

Consider setting the goal to be more eco-friendly, and follow these tips to make little changes each day.

3 Questions for Erik Olson

3 Questions for Erik Olson

Ellie Findell, RubicOnline Editor

April 26, 2017

Erik Olson talks Russian, Industrial Broilers and opportunity

Community ranks preferences for speakers, service on Speaker Day

Community ranks preferences for speakers, service on Speaker Day

April 15, 2017

Speaker Day 2017 focuses on Environmental Issues. Students and faculty will attend breakout sessions and participate in service on Apr. 21.