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Mac Students at COP21
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Mac Students at COP21

This past weekend, as Macalester students came back to campus after Thanksgiving, the 10 students in Professor Roopali Phadke’s environmental studies class about the COP21 climate change conference boarded a plane to Paris. The class, entitled “Climate Talks: Dispatches from Paris,” has been working all semester in preparation for the conference that many have said…

Opinion

Cleaning up the Act

On the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a new report from Environment Minnesota, “Waterways Restored,” was released, highlighting the success the law has meant for Powderhorn Lake, taking it from a neighborhood shame that was covered in algae and polluted by trash and storm water runoff, to being voted “Best Lake in Minneapolis”…

Opinion

Reinvigorating Earth Day

The genesis of environmental studies as a prevalent academic major occurred during the massive social movement that we deem environmentalism, reaching its highest point in about 1970. As a major, environmental studies prepares students to address issues under the broad umbrella of the environmental movement. While the origins of the environmental studies major distinguish the…

Opinion

Mac: Make a move toward solar

This article was written by the MPIRG Environmental Justice Task Force. On Wednesday, Nov. 20, students at colleges and universities in Minneapolis and St Paul will rally to call upon their campus administrators to move aggressively to install more solar energy. Students representing five higher education institutions, including Augsburg College, Hamline University, Macalester College, St….

Opinion

Power Shift conference reinspires Fossil Free Macalester

On Oct. 17, 13 Macalester students walked into the Sierra Club’s offices in Minneapolis to find cubicles already crowded with other young people­—some high school students, some students like us from colleges and universities across the state, and some alumni of these institutions. We packed into the office space with suitcases, backpacks and sleeping bags….

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