Join the discussion.

Inklings News

Join the discussion.

Inklings News

Join the discussion.

Inklings News

Every year an exorbitant amount of waste is produced during the holiday season. There are so many ways to contribute to bettering the planet by simply improving a few holiday rituals. The many misconceptions surrounding recycling are very harmful for the earth but change is in reach.

How to be eco-friendly this holiday season

Margot Richlin ’23, Audience Engagement Manager November 21, 2022

As someone who has two family birthdays, celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah, Thanksgiving and New Years all within the span of three months, I’m no stranger to gift giving. In fact, I would consider...

Returning items online is an incredibly wasteful habit that results in 5 billion pounds of annual waste, as 25% of all online returns end up in a landfill.

Grotesque online returns overhaul requires consumer responsibility

Anastasia Thumser '22, Web Managing Editor December 8, 2021

With spirit week, homecoming, Halloween and early holiday shopping preceding each other at warp speed, online returns have been my crutch these past few months. If the dress with which I was once enamored...

Four habits to be more sustainable

Four daily habits increase sustainability

Ella Shi ’23, Paper Features Editor June 11, 2021

https://spark.adobe.com/page/gbS7YNLsuJtTb/

Amazon Prime Day will be held on June 21 this year. This Amazon holiday provides deals for customers and has been proven to be harmful to both the environment and to Amazon employees.

Avoid Amazon Prime Day for moral, environmental reasons

Audrey Kercher '23, Breaking News Manager June 11, 2021

One of my favorite things in the world is receiving packages in the mail. The feeling of excitement and surprise I get as I tear open cardboard boxes or shipping packages to reveal brand new shining goods...

The new Staples compost bins are equipped with signs detailing the items that can be put in each.

Zero Waste Club installs new compost bins

Kristina Chaney ’23, Staff writer March 17, 2021

The Staples cafeteria has always contained two different-colored bins: gray and blue, for garbage and recycling. But now, there’s a new bin: green. These green bins, which come in compartments alongside...

Students at Staples participate in Veganuary, a 31-day challenge to eat vegan during January, in order to make a positive impact on animals, the environment and their health.

“Veganuary” challenges students to be mindful of environmental impact

Ella Shi ’23, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

In today’s day and age, eating vegan is easier than ever before. Meat, eggs and dairy all have their plant-based counterparts, which can be found in nearly every grocery store. Veganuary, a UK based...

Companies with local stores like Whole Foods, Bluemercury and Stew Leonard’s have distributed reusable bags to promote environmental awareness.

Paper bags acquire an extra charge in Westport stores

Lauren Hassell ʼ22, Web Features Editor November 19, 2019

Westport has enacted a $.10 tax that local, non-corporate stores have the option to apply to every paper bag provided to their customers.  According to the Connecticut State Department of Revenue Services...

The Horticulture classroom offers students countless resources to enhance their planting experience while learning in an engaging and unique environment.

Horticulture Club buds into Staples

Karina Murray '22, Staff Writer October 30, 2019

With the hallways bustling with countless clubs to sign up for during the week of the Involvement Fair, some students may have missed a very interesting new one: the Horticulture Club. The club is a low-pressure...

Load More Stories