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Lightarts Ocean Coil Collection (Oceanworks/Lightart.com)

LightArt leads the way for sustainable lighting: turning waste into custom designs

Amelia McNeese, Editor-in-Chief February 4, 2024

Based on three mission pillars—people, product, planet—LightArt strives to produce environmentally conscious lighting designs using recycled products. The company aims to deliver custom, hand-crafted...

The popular chapstick brand Burts Bees claims to be 100% natural, but lawsuit documents reveal concerning levels of PFAS--also known as forever chemicals--in their chapsticks. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Should greenwashing claims in advertising have stronger regulations?

Amelia Lindsey, News Editor August 24, 2023

Since the 1980s, attitudes toward greenwashing have been under scrutiny as a deceptive marketing tool. Greenwashing is defined as a claim that a company's policies, products or brand is eco-friendly as...

Blake Ushijima of UNCW’s Department of Biology and Marine Biology. Ushijima served as the lead author of a study on the use of a bacterial probiotic to treat and prevent Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD). (UNCW)

UNCW’s Dr. Ushijima discovers effective probiotic treatment for stony coral tissue loss disease

Anthony Woodruff, Staff Writer May 30, 2023
On Thursday, April 6, UNCW Biology and Marine Biology assistant professor Dr. Blake Ushijima and his colleagues published a paper detailing their discovery of the first bacterial probiotic that can effectively treat and prevent stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD). An ongoing outbreak of SCTLD in the Caribbean Ocean threatens to eradicate many coral species in the region. If left untreated, it could prevent the areas' reefs from providing crucial habitats for marine life, protection from storms and erosion and opportunities for human jobs and recreation.

NC Land and Water Fund honors Freeman Park

Grace Lanham, Staff Writer November 9, 2022
Conservation efforts are being made in the Pleasure Island area. The NC Land and Water Fund honored Freeman Park with a land grant of $4 million dollars this past month, and the money will go towards preserving wildlife and the upkeep of the Carolina Beach sanctuary.
The Overstory by Richard Powers is the April pick for The Seahawks book club. It is a story of activism, the natural world, and the interconnectedness of all of us.

BOOK CLUB: ‘The Overstory’ is a love letter to the natural world

Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor May 9, 2022
The Seahawk’s April book club pick “The Overstory” is a read that will leave you looking at the natural world in wonder. If you are interested in works that transcend the traditional story format, “The Overstory” is for you. A masterful, branching work of fiction, this environmentalist narrative breaks the mold by giving trees the spotlight.
Emily Willis will be the new president of UNCWs Plastic Ocean Project. The Plastic Ocean Project organizes beach cleanups, community outreach, and educational events toward the goal of promoting a cleaner ocean.

Meet the new president of UNCW POP: Emily Willis on her hopes and goals for the organization

Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor April 22, 2022
UNCW’s chapter of the Plastic Ocean Project organization, a nonprofit local to Wilmington, is one of the largest clubs on campus. Its eco-friendly focus attracts like-minded students in the pursuit of personal and public involvement with key environmental issues. UNCW POP balances camaraderie and fun in meetings with activism through organized events, contributing to UNCW’s reputation as a sustainable campus. With this school year drawing to a close, the club’s leadership is under transition for the 2022-2023 year. Emily Willis will serve as the new president of UNCW POP.
BOOK CLUB: Revere ‘The Overstory’ with The Seahawk

BOOK CLUB: Revere ‘The Overstory’ with The Seahawk

Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor April 4, 2022

The Seahawk book club returns with another exciting pick for April! This month’s selection is “The Overstory,” Richard Powers’ compelling 2019 Pulitzer Prize winner. Published in 2018, “The...

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UNCW hosts most sustainable Homecoming in university’s history

Caroline Straubel, Culture Editor February 11, 2022
UNCW’s Homecoming week of Feb. 7 to 13, 2022 is the most sustainable in the university’s history. This year’s homecoming features green initiatives with solar panel phone charging stations, solar umbrellas, composting bins at events and rain gardens to promote a more environmentally conscious campus.
Sam Shore, President of the Plastic Ocean Project, goes diving.

UNCW Plastic Ocean Project works to blend art with activism in their goal for a cleaner ocean

Kiley Woods, Staff Writer January 18, 2022
The group is most known for their beach cleanups each semester. In fall of 2021, they collected over 800 pounds of waste from Wrightsville Beach and the surrounding beaches. Between fall of 2020 and spring of 2021, POP collected 4,122.2 pounds of waste. They also plant one tree for every 25 pounds of trash collected. The group's efforts align with their passion to maintain the ocean and promote an environmentally friendly mission.

6 ways UNCW students can reduce their environmental impact

Grace Hall, Contributing Writer January 11, 2022
The call to our generation to reduce our impact on the environment is stronger than ever, with mounting evidence that ecosystems are failing, the ozone layer is being depleted, and climate change is real. If we are not actively protecting our planet, we are working against it. Without further ado, these are some things you can do as a college student at UNCW that may reduce your impact on the one and only planet earth. 
The bridge in the distance on the Cape Fear river.

After 40 years of contamination, lawsuit to save the Cape Fear?

Kiley Woods, Staff Writer December 16, 2021
The deal reached between Cape Fear River Watch, The Department of Environmental Quality and Chemours was finalized in 2020. The plan was written by The Chemours Company and was edited and revised to take immediate and sustainable action against contamination. The deal addressed the contamination of the river and Chemours responsibility for contaminating the groundwater. The plan will outline specific goals and deadlines for Chemours to install additional filtration systems and treat the groundwater and surface water in order to eventually remove 99% of PFAS.
Wilmingtons City Hall.

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Wilmington City Council aims for 100% clean energy by 2050

Andrew Lemon, Assistant News Editor April 22, 2021
These goals arose from recommendations made by the previously established Clean Energy Task Force, which was brought together last year to explore options that the city can take in furthering clean energy policy in the future. 
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