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Respecting our planet

Respecting our planet

Jack Rogula, asst. opinions editor
March 17, 2023

In only the past month, humankind has committed and proposed some of the most severe desecrations of nature seen in this past decade.  We, as a human race, need to take accountability for not only protecting...

Club Collaboration: Planet Green and Elpida members work together to plant a pollinator garden.

Planet Green leads various environmental projects in the community

Betsy Jarosick, Staff Writer
June 2, 2021

Planet Green is a club with a goal: helping the Earth. Now in its second year, the club members work to make a difference, according to sponsor Lisa Pavic, who is also a biology and environmental science...

Surrounded by reams of paper, a student feels distressed about the amount of paper used daily here at South. Each day, the school uses 67,516 pieces of paper, of which 45,000 are printed in South’s print shop.

Paper usage at South proves excessive

February 14, 2020

67,516. Approximately 67,516 sheets of paper are used every day at south, according to data collected by The Oracle. Approximately 45,000 sheets of paper from the print shop, according to printer Frank...

Illustration by Patsy Carolan

Recycling at South proves unrealistic

April 22, 2019

You open up the fridge in the cafeteria and look at all the possibilities Quest has in store for you today: Starbucks, Pure Leaf, Pepsi. . . the options are endless! But one bottle in particular catches...

illustration by Chaeyeon Park

South students see need for recycling awareness

Annie Rogula, asst. features editor
March 16, 2019

As senior Sora Heo has begun to better understand the devastating toll pollution has taken around the world, she has noticed the inefficiency of recycling at South. Many of South’s recyclable objects...

A changing Earth evokes response, urges action

A changing Earth evokes response, urges action

Brigid Murphy and Aidan Graham
April 20, 2018

On April 22, 1970, over twenty million Americans participated in the first ever Earth Day to voice their support for more sustainable practices with regard to man’s relationship with the natural world....

South reflects on school energy use, sees impact on environment

Mia Merchant and Tess Ledden
April 11, 2018

How many times a day does one leave a light on when leaving a room? And then how many times do they go back to turn it off? Now think about the entire school of Glenbrook South. Imagine how many lights...

CLEANUP CREW: Posing with bags of trash, Interact members proudly display their success in cleaning a portion of Landwehr road. Interact and other clubs at South have planned several environmental awareness-based service projects. Photo courtesy of Lily Sands

Environmental service unites student organizations in common goal

Sharon Kim and Youjin Shon
November 4, 2016

This year’s service theme for GBS clubs is centered around environmental awareness. In a time of rapid environmental change due to human activity, GBS students may be able to make a lasting difference...

MARCHING FOR THE MOVEMENT: Over 40,000 people gathered in New York City in September 2014 to rally and protest for climate justice, making it the largest action on climate in history. The march was successful in changing the notion that climate does not affect our lives personally, a misconception that many South students are attempting to eliminate through increased discussion and awareness.

Climate change sparks discussion among South students

Olivia Sotirchos and Maddy Ruos
March 11, 2016

In light of recent headlines involving environmental issues and reform, some South students have taken the initiative to learn more about climate change and take part in the world-wide discussion surrounding...

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