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Spain: an example of water conservation

As a student who has done two different study abroad experiences, I have found there are not only cultural differences between nations, but also major differences in environmental practices. I lived in Alicante, Spain for roughly four months, and during that time I learned much more than just Spanish from my homestay. I was fortunate […]

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Chloe’s Essentials

I am not a needy person but I have more than I need. I have done plenty of backpacking and tent camping trips getting by on the bare minimum. However, after these short trips I come home to my plush feather bed and closet full of way to many “going out” shoes. If I were […]

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Ikea Paves the Way for Environmentally-Conscious Corporations

While corporations are often associated with waste and pollution, a select few are making it their mission to give back for the good of the planet. The well-known furniture manufacturer, Ikea, has recently added another initiative to their list of charitable efforts. Through a project with the organization “Home for Hope”, Ikea is bringing the […]

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Friendly Foe: The Dandelion

A very familiar face in our lawns and gardens is the dandelion, whose puffy mature flowers and persistent tap roots spell out a seemingly-endless reign over any livable area. And while it is true that unwanted dandelions are the poster child for weeds, surprisingly, this hardy plant does have some good to it as well. […]

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From “Stinky Hill” to “Green Lung;” A Landfill Transformed into an Eco-park

In July 2014, Mount Hiriya was opened to the public. Hiriya was once Israel’s largest landfill, but now it is Ariel Sharon Park, an ecological park 3 times the size of Central Park in New York City. “It has become a symbol of renewal in Israeli society.” Hiriya, located between Road 4 and Road 461 […]

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Friendly Foe: The Dandelion

A very familiar face in our lawns and gardens is the dandelion, whose puffy mature flowers and persistent tap roots spell out a seemingly-endless reign over any livable area. And while it is true that unwanted dandelions are the poster child for weeds, surprisingly, this hardy plant does have some good to it as well. […]

I am not a needy person but I have more than I need. I have done plenty of backpacking and tent camping trips getting by on the bare minimum. However, after these short trips I come home to my plush feather bed and closet full of way to many “going out” shoes. If I were […]

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MU Advocates for Animals

Do you have a passion for Animals? Are you concerned about the welfare of those who cannot speak for themselves? Does the sight of a stray dog or cat make your heart hurt? Then you might want to … [Read More...]

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Adoption: The best Option

When people think of animal shelters, they often think the pets up for adoption are defective. This idea is a tragic misconception. Popular culture has done very little to help improve the image of … [Read More...]

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Less is More

“Imagine your life in one year,” began Ryan Nicodemus, addressing a group of Miami University students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the Oxford community at an event Monday March 2 … [Read More...]

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