Working Towards a Resilient Food Production System

Moe Sumino The dominating food production system in most communities all over the world encourages monoculture, a reliance on pesticides, and a lack of food sovereignty. The reliance on pesticides is not only a danger to health—as a carcinogen—and the environment, but it is also a way for agricultural communities to be reliant on other [...]

Menstruation and the Environment

Yooju Choi There seems to be a lot of unnecessary taboo surrounding menstruation, but it’s necessary that we talk about the extensive amount of plastic waste created by menstrual products. Tampons first come encapsulated by a plastic case and then are wrapped again by plastic. Pads mostly consist of plastic as they are woven with [...]

Water in the West: Localizing Los Angeles

Layne Fajeau "Everything depends on the manipulation of water - on capturing it behind dams, storing it, and rerouting it in concrete rivers over distances of hundreds of miles. Were it not for a century and a half of messianic effort toward that end, the West as we know it would not exist." In his [...]

Access to Green Spaces: An Environmental Justice Topic

Zoe Chan The simple act of meeting up with friends and sprawling out on memorial glade is probably one of my favorite things to do at Berkeley. Being able to find a place to absorb the sunshine and relax with others re-energizes me to tackle the chaos of Berkeley student life.  Greenspaces also serve more [...]

Comparing 2020 Presidential Candidate Climate Plans

Holden Payne As campaigns rage on and the rhetoric of candidates becomes more and more convoluted, Epsilon Eta member Holden Payne draws on Greenpeace and individual campaign websites to dissect each democratic candidate's environmental policy and consolidate their key points. Read on to see how each candidate is tackling climate problems. Bernie Sanders (Senator- Vermont)🡪 [...]