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Clean Beaches and Plastics

It feels like summer has truly started once we reach July.  Clean Beaches Week is an annual event that occurs from July 1st to July 7th. While the resolution was not passed until 2007, Clean Beaches week has been celebrated since 2003 with the founding of the Clean Beaches Coalition. This week also coincides with … Read More

LGBTQIA+ Individuals in STEM

  The month of June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride month. (For clarity, “queer” is sometimes used to mean sexual and gender minority individuals not included in the first five letters in the acronym. That is the intended definition of the word “queer” in this context.) This month of visibility is … Read More

Earth Day 2021

Origins of Earth Day Earth Day is upon us. Rachel Carson’s 1962 book Silent Spring is often considered the impetus for the movement for drawing attention to environmentally harmful practices. The now-famous day arose from environmental concern and advocacy in the 1970s., the organization which oversees Earth Day and is the “world’s largest recruiter … Read More