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Editor's Note: Earth Day 2020

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APRIL 22, 2020

When deciding to write Earth Day content a few months ago, none of us at the Clog could have predicted what the state of the world would be on April 22. Being confined to the spaces of our homes, backyards, balconies and the line outside of Trader Joe’s has put not just our lives, but our relationship with the Earth into perspective.

It’s been a challenge to not be able to spend time with our favorite people at the natural places we love, whether that be the Fire Trails, by spring cherry blossom blooms on campus, Memorial Glade or the Berkeley Marina. Despite the challenge, we at the Clog like to think that we’ll try and treat our home more kindly when we’re out of quarantine.

To live on this Earth is to connect with nature and the humans that inhabit it. From the national parks to the Berkeley squirrels, we hope that our Earth Day content brings you a little joy, increases your appreciation for the environment and reconnects you with life on this beautiful, blue planet.

Peace, Love (the Earth), Clog.

Insight on the natural world: What I learned from 2 national park rangers

As a member of the organism community: Ecosystems as UC Berkeley majors

Illustration of ecosystems in front of Dwinelle

An ode to the beloved squirrels of UC Berkeley

Reusable Must-Haves: Portable items you should use to reduce waste

A deep, totally serious analysis of ‘The earth is healing, we are the virus’ meme

You can’t beet ’em: Why farmers markets are worth visiting

Save the Earth: 7 things you can do after you post nature pics on social media

Life would succ without cactuses: A summer cactus fruit salsa recipe!


Reevaluating how we wander the Earth: Tips to become a more conscious traveller

Contact Sunny Sichi, Erika Lee, and Summer Kailani at [email protected].

APRIL 22, 2020