Post Tagged with: "environment"

A pilot program between the KEC and the Wallingford Board of Education, Kinderwoods educates Wallingford kindergarteners on nature.

Kinderwoods bridges Environmental Immersion and Wallingford Youth

November 10, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  Choate is an open campus that is integrated into the Wallingford community, possessing a tight partnership with Wallingford and hosting events with the town throughout the year. Last year, the Wallingford Board of Education and the Kohler Environmental Center (KEC) furthered this partnership by collaborating to launch a pilotRead More

Why Americans Are Marching to Save the Planet

Why Americans Are Marching to Save the Planet

May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

While scientists have proven that the global temperature of the earth is changing, there still remains skepticism as to whether production of fossil fuels is escalating the global warming process. Scientists have discovered evidence suggesting that humans are increasing the effects of global warming, and they haves also taken actionRead More

Melody Li ’18, Matt Aguiar ’18, Kelly Moh ’18, and Sophie Mackin ’18 gather to discuss Earth Week.

Choate Environmental Initiatives Adovocate Change

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

For many years, C-Proctors, Environmental Action Coalition (EAC), and Students Against Climate Change (SACC) have helped Choate become more sustainable. Not only do these groups organize activities, like the Green Cup and the Hydro Cup, but they also educate the school about the environment. Each spring, they organize more environment-relatedRead More

Bill Mckibben Visits Choate

Bill Mckibben Visits Choate

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

At a time when environmental dilemmas continue to have devastating effects on climates around the globe, Bill McKibben, an environmental activist and bestselling author, addressed the Choate community. Mr. McKibben began his presentation by describing the current environmental circumstances, such as the devastating impacts of global warming. He mentioned thatRead More

President Trump’s Policies Are Destroying Our Planet

April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

For President Donald Trump P ’00, the environment is a trivial concern. While he has ranged from having an “open mind” about climate change to describing it as a hoax created by China, Mr. Trump has been adamant that reinvigorating the coal industry and preserving American jobs are some ofRead More

The Next Step In Saving Our Planet: Reinvesting in Nuclear Power

October 21, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Choate’s recent student-led divestment movement has advocated for shifting part of Choate’s endowment from fossil fuel to renewable energy investments. The term “fossil fuels” can be vague, and, for the sake of clarification, I’ll say term refers to coal, natural gas, and oil. The use of coal-based power generates 40%,Read More

KEC Trash: A History; A Future

KEC Trash: A History; A Future

September 18, 2016 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

A walk through the woods of the Kohler Environmental Center (KEC) often unearths unnatural specimens. A rusting red truck rests on the streambed covered in bittersweet vines, a dirty sink leans under large oak trees, an old stove crouches among the bright yellow flowers of lesser celandine, and an unwantedRead More

Be a Hero, Save the Earth

Be a Hero, Save the Earth

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Sustainability has started to become a buzzword, and its meaning has been primarily lost in confusing corporate language. What does this often overused and misconstrued word mean? I understand sustainability to be a mindset and a set of behaviors that lead to the long term health of the planet andRead More