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May 11, 2023
Big Impacts from Shopping Small

In recent years, there has been more of a push towards supporting small businesses. It’s commonly known that shopping small boosts the local economy and directly supports small business owners. However, did you know that shopping locally is also environmentally sustainable?   More importantly, shopping locally helps reduce your “food miles,” or the distance the food […]

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April 20, 2023
Embracing Earth Day

This weekend we celebrate Earth Day. On this special day, do you think we can unite in our commitment to the planet and the welfare of all its inhabitants? Despite overwhelming scientific evidence, those who deny climate change continue to sow doubt, hindering our collective efforts to address this existential crisis. [1-4] Don’t you think […]

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April 13, 2023
Composting 101

What is compost?  Compost is “the controlled aerobic, biological decomposition of biodegradable materials.” [1]  Compost is also known as “black gold,” because it becomes a nutrient-rich fertilizer. [2] It retains soil nutrients, attracts beneficial organisms, and helps prevent soil erosion. [3]  Why should I care?  When organic waste breaks down in landfills, it creates methane. […]

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March 2, 2023
Going Green

If you’re anything like me, it can be overwhelming thinking about how your everyday actions affect the environment. Sometimes I feel really great about the decisions I make because I know they’re contributing to a greener world; however, this isn’t always the case. When life gets stressful in college, I have the tendency to want […]

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February 23, 2023
Get Your Exercise – Save the World

Half of all trips taken in cars are under two miles. [1] Do you drive your car to class? While in some instances cars may be necessary, most people drive out of habit rather than necessity.   What would happen if we put more thought into our transportation?   If you started bike commuting this year you’d […]

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