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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Weed has many purposes beyond just getting high. It could even be key to fighting climate change!

OPINION: Weed: not just for getting high

ANNABELLE PEPIN, Evergreen columnist April 14, 2022

The high that people feel from weed feels amazing, but did you know our environment can actually feel the same way from the plant itself? Fossil fuel is one of the main contributors to climate change...

On the back wall of Grander Goods, customers can fill up containers with any quantity they need. In the center of the room, there are pump-able liquid cleaning supplies, shampoos and more.

Fill, weigh and pay the sustainable way

MIKAYLA FINNERTY, Staff Reporter and Social Media Consultant April 7, 2022

WSU Alum Avianna Hames was ready to ditch Pullman for Spokane until Pups and Cups owner CJ Robert gave her a business opportunity she could not refuse.  “So we’re like, okay, what can we bring...

These are four brands to consider to take your spring wardrobe (and the earth!) to the next level.

OPINION: Wear sustainable this spring!

MIA PUZZO, Evergreen columnist March 29, 2022

Spring has sprung, and you know what that means … spring fashion is officially here! It is time to put away those puffer jackets and soak in that Pullman sunshine. As you start your spring cleaning,...

The convenience of the digital age is a major contributor to blind consumerism.

OPINION: Blind consumerism fueled by social media, influencer culture

ANNABELLE PEPIN, Evergreen columnist February 24, 2022

In today’s world, whatever we see, we most likely can get within a fairly short amount of time. Whether it is a newly-released song or a brand new clothing line that collabs with your favorite influencer,...

Dylan Nails founded Rainier Trading Co. in 2020 at the age of 20. The business will have a grand opening for its new location tomorrow.

Clothing company finds its niche in Colfax

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor February 10, 2022
Rainier Trading Co. offers sustainable PNW-inspired products
It is all words until we have an actual plan and all we need now is to document an actual plan, take initiatives, record progress and keep pushing the limits until we get to net zero.

OPINION: WSU must revamp climate action plan

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist February 3, 2022

Did you know that the student population of WSU accounts for a little over 50% of Whitman county’s population? It is important to recognize that we all individually and as a university contribute...

The return of low-rise jeans seems inevitable as other signature Y2K styles explode in popularity.

OPINION: Keep modern values while wearing old styles

ANNABELLE PEPIN, Evergreen columnist February 1, 2022

“Oops! I did it again,” the iconic Britney Spears says, as she wears a cropped top, choker and most importantly: her low-rise jeans.  It is almost as if she predicted the future with this song...

These four sustainable denim brands will take your jean game to the next level.

OPINION: Jean brands for a more conscious closet

MIA PUZZO, Evergreen columnist January 25, 2022

If you have read my previous article surrounding sustainable practices, you know that buying second-hand clothing is the best way to purchase ethically. However, sometimes it can be difficult to find jeans...

Co-founder Patrick Brown-Hayes works at his sewing machine at the Killer Clothing Collective in Lewiston, Idaho.

Killer deals without killing the planet

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen managing editor December 2, 2021

Jordan Peck and Patrick Brown-Hayes are shaking the foundations of the fashion industry one piece of upcycled clothing at a time.  The co-founders of The Killer Clothing Collective opened their...

Gunnar Sly, WSU junior chemical engineering major, hopes to use a form of algae to create longer-lasting and environmentally-friendly batteries.

Student searches for sustainable battery

SANDI KOBIESA, Editor-in-chief November 2, 2020

When Gunnar Sly was an incoming freshman three years ago, his dream came true when he was given the opportunity to do research on silicon batteries. Gunnar Sly, junior chemical engineering major, spent...

Green energy is crucial for our future, and it all starts with corporations.

OPINION: Companies need to go carbon-neutral

JACQUELINE MALDONADO-HERNANDEZ October 27, 2020

Famed electronics company Apple has announced its plan to go carbon neutral by 2030, which is 20 years earlier than required by the United Nations, who issued a document requiring businesses to go carbon...

The Hands and Hearts Farm was created about six years ago to help co-owner Ames Fowler complete graduate school.

Local farm creates sustainable structure

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor October 1, 2020

A husband and wife duo became business partners when they opened a farm in the Palouse region to bolster the husband's graduate school education. Hands and Hearts Farm is a small farm located in Moscow...

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