The Guilfordian

A wasteless journey

Phase two of the White Street Landfill. Downtown Greensboro is visible in the distance.

Ben Clark and Caroline Clark, Guest Writers

September 15, 2019

On Monday, Aug. 26, Laine Roberts, a waste education and recycling educator with the city of Greensboro, led a public tour of the city’s White Street Landfill, where yard and residential waste is housed from the Greensboro area. The landfill consists of two main phases, the second of which is hidden f...

News in Brief

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Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

October 5, 2018

U.S.A On Sept. 3, the International Court of Justice ordered the United States to lift the sanctions it re-imposed on Iran after leaving the Iran Nuclear deal in May. Iran argued that the sanctions violated the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations and Consular rights between Iran and the U.S.. Th...

New initiative hopes to make Guilford carbon-neutral

Members of Green Society discuss ways to make Guilford College the first carbon neutral college in the American south during a meeting. Photo courtesy of Matt Armstrong

Abigail AbantoHollans, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018

“We are going to get Guilford to be totally carbon-neutral by 2030,” said The Green Society Leader and first-year Connor Potts. The Green Society is a new student initiative, and members of The Green Society meet Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in room 215 of Dana Auditorium. “The purpose is to become...

RecycleMania encourages eco-friendly practices

Kathleen Herbst, Opinion Editor

February 23, 2018

Over 300 colleges and universities. 46 states. Two countries. This is RecycleMania 2018. RecycleMania is an annual 8-week competition encouraging schools to be mindful of their waste. “Using fair and friendly competition, RecycleMania provides tools and opportunities that inspire, empower and...

Belize prohibits oil drilling in its oceans

Laura Hay, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

In late December, Belize’s Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced an indefinite prohibition of oil drilling in the Caribbean country’s oceans. Belize’s barrier reef, the Mesoamerican Reef, is a world heritage site and one of the largest reefs in the world. This 560-mile-long ocean ecosystem supports...

Pipeline approved, Governor promises future of clean energy

Photo of Roy Cooper, the Governor of North Carolina. By Chris Seward - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Kathleen Herbst, Opinion Editor

February 9, 2018

On Jan. 26, Governor Roy Cooper made an announcement that North Carolina is dedicated to renewable and clean energy, alongside the approval of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline by the NC Department of Environmental Quality. “My goal for North Carolina is complete reliance on renewable energy, which builds...

Greensboro protests for climate, environment

Abe Kenmore, Opinion Editor

May 7, 2017

Bluegrass from the University of North Carolina Greensboro’s Old Time Ensemble welcomed a modest, but enthusiastic, crowd of protestors to Greensboro’s central park on Saturday, April 29, for the Greensboro People’s Rally for Climate, Jobs and Justice. “Most of our states, most of our cities,...

Invasive species are a great threat to ecosystems

Purple loosestrife often causes its surrounding habitat, where fish and wildlife feed, to be overtaken by a sea of purple flowers. // Photo courtesy of

Praveena Somasundaram, Staff Writer

April 16, 2017

The purple flowers found by the lakeside, the lush green vines that grow along the bricks of a house and the distinctly brown striped fish by the shore all seem like normal features of nature. However, they are all dangerous. The three creatures, the purple-loosestrife, kudzu and lionfish respectively,...

The Chocopocalypse may come sooner than we think

This map marks where cocoa is grown, which is primarily along the equator.

Rachel Henley, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016

It is time to start stockpiling your Kit Kats and Hershey’s Kisses. The world is beginning to run low on chocolate. Due to factors including climate change, disease, aging farmers and aging cocoa trees, the production of chocolate is decreasing as its demand rises. As developing countries begin...