“Don’t be intimidated by what you think you can’t do. Do what you can. Learn about the issue. It’s important to focus on making better choices and decisions, not on finding the ‘right’ solution or answer.” — Kallan Benson

Having grown up fishing and sailing all around Maryland’s Severn River, 17-year old Kallan Benson developed a passion for nature from a young age. Eager to learn how she could help fend off climate change, Benson attended the Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit in 2018 and discovered the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s student leadership program. …


Cooling and Warming Periods in Earth’s History

Over the course of billions of years, the Earth has undergone drastic changes in climate. Excessive heat and the unbearable cold have played a huge part in the Earth’s current condition. The question is, however, how did these fluctuations work, and is our current crisis a natural ecological phenomenon or a man-made greenhouse gas disaster?

Icehouse and Greenhouse Climates

Throughout the Earth’s history, there have been warming and cooling periods. During warming periods, called greenhouse climates, there is a surplus of life, water, and greenhouse gases, like methane and carbon dioxide. The entire planet is very warm, which causes almost all of the ice…


Forest fires, floods, and droughts are just a few negative impacts of global warming, and with climate change being an immense issue, it can be difficult to deal with the stress that comes with learning about climate change and climate activism. This is why learning to deal with stress and climate anxiety will help you to stay motivated and positive!

If you are concerned about climate change and wish to contribute to making positive change, consider joining an environmental group, project, or campaign! Regardless of experience, you can find various opportunities and give as much or as little time as…


Many artists are glad to be seeing a rise in the manufacturing of environmentally aware products. The usage of toxic art materials is not only damaging our health but our environment.

According to Frontier for Kids Minds, the excessive use of certain art materials containing metallic and chemical compounds can damage our DNA. As listed by Lucy Siegle from The Guardian, toxic art pigments that are harmful to the environment include solvents, petrochemicals, and formaldehyde.

We can increase the use of eco-friendly art supplies by looking for sustainable and natural ingredients in products. …


Did you know that you can make instruments out of recycled materials? Items as wasteful as plastics can be transformed into playful instruments for one’s enjoyment.

Instruments ranging from guitars to drums can be made from materials that most consumers wouldn’t even think twice about. The reasoning behind making these creative instruments is to reuse harmful waste that would otherwise end up in the natural environment. For instance, many aquatic organisms find themselves trapped in plastic that humans use for their own convenience. …


In today’s interconnected world, climate-related news is abundant. Of those, both discouraging and encouraging news pop up frequently. Though the United States has recently been taking action to fight against climate change, as demonstrated by President Biden’s decisions to rejoin the Paris Agreement in February and enacting a temporary suspension on drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the country has also taken steps backward. One such example is the Willow Project.

The Willow Project is the result of ConocoPhillips’ discovery of an area of land in the Greater Willow Area of Alaska that contains an…


Fast fashion, a term used to define the mass production of garments and their rapid sale to consumers for unbelievable prices, has left many in the dark about the negative impacts of their shopping habits. Not only does this system exploit workers and program consumer addiction, but it also has detrimental environmental impacts which have led the fashion industry to being one of the world’s top polluters. Although federal legislation would be ideal, consumers do have considerable power to reverse this profit-over-people cycle.

Conscious Shopping

The most important and easiest way to combat fast fashion is to think before you buy. Nowadays…


At YCAT, the Climate Education Committee believes that education does not have an endpoint: there is always a way to keep the brains of the new generation churning. That is one of the reasons CEE Co-Director, Cami Amaya, presented a climate education summer camp to YCAT Executive Director Samir Chowdhury.

According to Amaya, this camp later named the Youth Climate Action Midsummer Program (YCAMP) is a stem summer camp intended to nurture the minds of young student activists by teaching them about the climate crisis and realistic ways to combat it locally. …


The following article goes over house plants that can be used to help aid humanity’s carbon footprint. It also includes a short explanation of how and why plants can be used as a natural way to save the environment. Plants are carbon sinks. The phrase “sinks” describes plants, oceans, and other natural environments that can help reduce carbon dioxide. But not everyone can start a forest in their backyard. Instead, everyone can lessen their carbon footprint through house plants. The following list compiles low-maintenance indoor plants that can help reduce greenhouse gasses.

What Can Plants Do?

Climate change is terrifying. But how can one…


With the constant change and rapid pace of fashion, it often becomes increasingly difficult to keep up with new trends. Because of this, many people turn to fast fashion, a growing industry that focuses on the mass production of clothing at a low cost. Even though fast fashion is convenient, it has negative impacts on the environment and factory workers. Unfortunately, many of the popular brands today fall under the fast-fashion category. The fashion industry is responsible for producing 10% of all carbon emissions, according to Business Insider. Furthermore, large amounts of resources and energy are wasted while making clothing…

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