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WasteShark is a new aqua drone that removes plastics and other floating debris from the Thames surface. According to Thames21, their organization and the Port of London Authority remove at least 200 tonnes of waste from the Thames each year, much of it being plastic.

Water-cleaning robot prompts discussion on protection of London’s rivers

Maya Fakhry and Zoe Karibian April 17, 2023

WasteShark is a water-based cleaning robot deployed in the River Thames March 18. The fully autonomous drone uses artificial intelligence to navigate through the water, collecting plastic and other types...

Members of the student body feel as if they have not seen significant efforts by the administration to improve sustainability. In response, faculty members reveal behind-the-scenes efforts to reduce the school’s carbon emissions.

Students, faculty reflect on sustainability, carbon neutrality efforts

Nick Zirinis and Antoine Warnery June 17, 2022

In recent years, a growing global awareness of environmental issues has increased the public’s involvement with climate change protests and other forms of activism, per The Independent. Subsequently,...

Following a cleanup at the St. Johns Wood Church Grounds, Sustainability Council Co-President Skyler Sweidan (22), SusCo member Dylan Linton (23), SusCo Co-President Victoria Figueroa (22) and SusCo member Suvana Wasu (25) distribute treats. The event between High School and Lower School volunteers took place on Earth Day, April 22.

SusCo hosts daily sustainability activities for Earth Week

Clara Martinez, News Editor: Print April 27, 2022

From April 19-22, the Sustainability Council hosted daily activities for Earth Week aiming to engage students and inform them about the environment, according to SusCo Co-President Victoria Figueroa (’22).  For...

Sustainability Council

Sustainability Council

May 17, 2020

SusCo is a driving force for sustainability inside and outside of ASL. We aim to take action on environmental issues by implementing initiatives that raise awareness on those issues and have a positive...

Tomas Belinky (20) makes his own ugly sweater. The lunch-time event, hosted by the Sustainability Council, offered a chance for students to get in the holiday spirit while combatting fast fashion and waste.

Sustainability Council hosts make your own sweater event

Cameron Spurr, News Editor: Print December 5, 2019

The Sustainability Council hosted a make your own ugly Christmas sweater event at Top O Dec. 5. Students were encouraged to bring a sweater from home and decorate it festively with materials provided by...

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