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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hey everyone!

We're changing the club's website to amityenvironmental.weebly.com. Come check it out!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A New Year!

We're starting off the new 2012-2013 school year with new leaders since the great Abigayel Phillips and Sharon Lin graduated this past year and are heading off to college! Jackie Goodwin, Sara & Katie Beland, and Ella Halpine are the new co-presidents of Amity Environmental Club! We hope to be active in our community and encourage others to do so as well! We're willing to volunteer as much as we can, as well as create projects to better our environment! Stay tuned for a brand new year for the club! Cheers!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Stop Chicken of the Sea!

Chicken of the Sea is a tuna brand. However, tuna doesn't stop there. This company not only hunts for tuna, but along the way captures and KILLS sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, sting rays, and many other sea creatures. Please help Greenpeace get Chicken of the Sea to "Stop Rippin' up the Sea" by sending Chicken of the Sea a complaint letter

To see the harmful effects caused by Chicken of the Sea and other harmful companies, watch these videos (warning- may be graphic):

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sponge Absorbs 180 Times Its Own Weight in Toxic Sludge

Chinese researchers have used adapted nanotechnology into carbon nano tubules which yield promising possibilities in the environmental sector. Designed as 99% porous, . these tubules are also hydrophobic; they will absorb anything but water. According to professor Anyuan Cao at Peking University, one of China's largest institutions, the nanotubules can also be used
"as filters, membranes, or absorbents to remove bacteria or contaminants from liquid or gas. They could also be used as noise-absorption layers in houses, and soldiers might benefit by using these sponges in impact energy absorbing components while adding little weight. Thermally insulated clothing is also possible."

Read the full story here or here

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Grand Canyon Ntl. Park bends to Coca Cola

Weary of plastic litter, Grand Canyon National Park officials were in the final stages of imposing a ban on the sale of disposable water bottles in the Grand Canyon late last year when the nation’s parks chief abruptly blocked the plan after conversations with Coca-Cola, a major donor to the National Park Foundation.
- New York Times

Stephen P. Martin, the architect of the plan and the top parks official at the Grand Canyon, said his superiors told him two weeks before its Jan. 1 start date that Coca-Cola, which distributes water under the Dasani brand and has donated more than $13 million to the parks, had registered its concerns about the bottle ban through the foundation, and that the project was being tabled. His account was confirmed by park, foundation and company officials.

An online petition has been created from this process, aiming to receive 50,000 signatures to protest Coca Cola's influence on the natural parks. Already reaching 39,199 signatures as of Tuesday, November 22, PLEASE SIGN HERE

Read the NYTimes article.

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Life in Africa has many challenges: from disease to poverty and war. The continent also has a reputation for extreme difficulties that are fixable, but a lack of resources often prevents the problems from being solved.This is where resourcefulness comes into play: if you don’t have what you need make do with what you already have. A surplus of empty plastic bottles is something that not only affects Africa, but the entire planet.

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Africa's Western Black Rhino declared extinct

According to the world's conservation records, Africa's Western Black Rhino has been declared extinct. Other animals in Africa, such as gazelles, cheetahs, and African elephants are also endangered and on the verge of extinction. Check out wwf.org to see what you can do to help these innocent creatures.

Read more about the extinction of the Western Black Rhino HERE or HERE