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Skip the Beds: Hay Bale Gardening

For those interested in alternative ways of gardening, the hay bale method may be very enticing. This way of growing your vegetables and berries lets you skip covering your soil in compost and worrying about soil composition, removes a lot of dirt from the equation, and lets you garden without a garden bed. The hay […]

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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 sponsored by the university’s largest environmental organization, Green Oxford. Less stress, less negativity, less junk; more free time, more energy, more positivity. […]

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Fracking: A Groundbreaking Technology

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is the hottest news in natural gas extraction. A process whereby gas is pushed from large deposits deep inside rock layers, it has the power to aid Americans in increased independence from foreign oil. Perhaps more than that, fracking is taking off in eastern Ohio, playing a larger role in the economy […]

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Minimizing your (Snow) Footprint

Anyone who has lived in the Midwest knows when winter rolls around, life tends to take a turn for the unpleasant. Freezing temperatures, dreary days with little sunshine, and the ever-inconvenient snow piling up on roads and cars and making the morning commute – or anyone commute – just that much more difficult. Not only […]

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Are you a Sustainable Pet-Owner?

Humans have kept domesticated animals for thousands of years, and they provide us with many benefits, like happiness, companionship, and even tools for survival. Most people take the financial cost of owning a pet into consideration before adopting their new family member, but how many people look at the possible growth of their household’s impact […]

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Skip the Beds: Hay Bale Gardening

For those interested in alternative ways of gardening, the hay bale method may be very enticing. This way of growing your vegetables and berries lets you skip covering your soil in compost and worrying about soil composition, removes a lot of dirt from the equation, and lets you garden without a garden bed. The hay […]

LÄRABAR gets points with me mainly because of its marketing. The name is the first thing I see, and automatically it looks authentic (thanks to the accent above the A). Something about the lettering looks organic and very outdoorsy to me, which makes me believe its many claims on its wrapper. I used to be […]

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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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Fracking: A Groundbreaking Technology

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is the hottest news in natural gas extraction. A process whereby gas is pushed from large deposits deep inside rock layers, it has the power to aid Americans in … [Read More...]

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Miami Makes Actions Count

College students are constantly on forms of social media, wasting time constantly checking emails, updating Facebook, and tweeting to Twitter. But what if a social media site existed that students … [Read More...]

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