Tagged: environment


Unfiltered: a rising concern for Blair's water fountains

By Vivian Li | Oct. 24, 2019, 4:30 p.m. | In News »

Behind a "green" facade, MCPS recently revealed $415,000 allotted for single-use plastic water bottles in their 2018-2019 fiscal budget. Simultaneously, Blair's robust bottle-refilling fountains are characterized by always-faulty filters, marked with a red status light that signifies the new machine is hardly doing its job.


Photo: MCPS Environmental Sustainability Management Plan 2018

By Montgomery County Public Schools | Dec. 12, 2018, 1:16 a.m.

Leaders in sustainability


Leaders in sustainability

By Shifra Dayak | Dec. 12, 2018, 1:12 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

MCPS and Blair's sustainability initiatives are a step in the right direction


Photo: MCPS Environmental Sustainability

By Montgomery County Public Schools | Dec. 12, 2018, 1:09 a.m.

MCPS and Blair's sustainability initiatives are a step in the right direction.


From graduation day to landfills

By Absa Fall | May 20, 2018, 6:12 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Graduation Day is coming soon, and this means seniors are preparing to be officially done with high school. But there is a whole other side to this very special day: shapeless red or white graduation gowns. The problem is that these gowns are only used once and then, often times, thrown out. Such a practice is not only a waste of fabric; it is also harmful to the ecosystem. Instead, Blair should donate these gowns to charities that use the fabric from graduation gowns to make other clothes.


Blair students participate in the People's Climate March

By Lauren Frost | May 15, 2017, 2:29 p.m. | In Local »

On April 29, the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency, over 200,000 people, including many students from Blair, took to the streets of DC and surrounded the White House as part of the People's Climate March.


TechnoLogical: When Under Armour meets Polo

By Aanchal Johri | May 20, 2013, 7:43 p.m. | In News Blog »

Engineering student Gihan Amarasiriwardena was frustrated that stiff suit jackets didn't complement the sweaty and strenuous task of commuting by bike. He resolved to find a way to wear business clothing while keeping the body cool and active.


2012 Presidential Election candidates on key issues

By Brittany Cheng Hannah Lynn | Sept. 17, 2012, 7:53 p.m. | In National »

Here at Silver Chips Online, we've taken the liberty to read and sum up both major parties' 2012 platforms, so you don't have to.


Edging towards green

By Urvi Banerjee | July 25, 2012, 11:17 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

With sales of the iPad 3 booming and Apple's stock price up nearly 50 percent from 2011, Apple's success in the business is unquestionable. There is one area where progress of the technology giant has been slow, however: going green.


It's getting hot in here

By Sarika Ramaswamy | July 12, 2012, 11:33 p.m. | In News Blog »

Baking in the triple-digit temperatures that overtook the nation last week, it was not unusual to hear people exclaim that they were "dying" from the heat. The record-breaking temperatures really did kill though; at least 46 people across the nation have been reported dead due to the extraordinary heat, including ten from the Washington area.


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