Fighting Fast Fashion

By Alison Treen Three years ago, H&M’s factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing over 1,000 workers. Zara has been found using slave labor and Forever 21 has been condemned for slave-like conditions in its factories. Workers in a Gap sweatshop in Bangladesh put in 100 hours per week for less than 25 cents per hour (“Who’s … More Fighting Fast Fashion

New Food Studies Institute at Miami to Farm, Feed, and Educate Oxford

Oxford foodies and environmentalists alike have a lot to look forward to with the creation of a Food Studies Institute, which was recently approved by Miami University. The Institute plans to educate students, faculty and staff, and community members about organic farming by building a university farm and creating a food studies minor. On Tuesday … More New Food Studies Institute at Miami to Farm, Feed, and Educate Oxford

Alison’s Essentials

Like everyone, I’ll easily admit that I have more stuff than I need. But if I had to rank my top 10 most important possessions from looking around my dorm room, here’s what I’d pick: Laptop Phone Backpack, because it’s like an extra limb at this point Ipod (I may be the only person who … More Alison’s Essentials

5 Environmental Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

1. A Fierce Green Fire In what Outside Magazine calls “The most ambitious environmental documentary since An Inconvenient Truth”, A Fierce Green Fire covers fifty years of environmental movements. The film begins with Sierra Club and its fight to stop the construction of dams in the Grand Canyon.It then moves on to focus on the Love … More 5 Environmental Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

Assisted Evolution in the Great Barrier Reef

Whenever an environmental issue involves the word “genetic”, the majority of people jump to genetic modification, which in turn spurs a firestorm of ethical debates. But genetic alteration, an approach that is currently being studied to save coral from rising sea temperatures, means something entirely different. Madeleine van Oppen, a senior principal research scientist at … More Assisted Evolution in the Great Barrier Reef

Winter in Paradise: How I Spent my J-Term

When I signed up for my J-term program this winter, Sustainability and Tropical Ecosystems of Costa Rica, it wasn’t with complete confidence. Sure, I was a sustainability co-major but my only background was an intro course I had just taken the previous semester. As I scanned through the assignments, the research project abroad, the expectations, … More Winter in Paradise: How I Spent my J-Term

10 Healthy and Delicious Snacks You Can Make!

1. Frozen yogurt-covered berries While blueberries are already sweet, yogurt adds protein to the fruit and will fill you up more than just blueberries themselves. All you need are blueberries, non-fat Greek yogurt, and some parchment or wax paper, and you’re already halfway done! Directions: Dip blueberries in yogurt (using toothpick) and place on wax … More 10 Healthy and Delicious Snacks You Can Make!

Being Vegan

Vegetarianism and veganism sound similar; most people know both eliminate meat from their diets and veganism is generally regarded as a stricter version of vegetarianism. But what is veganism, really? Is it just a branch of vegetarianism, or is it a completely separate diet in its own right? According to the U.S. News and World … More Being Vegan