McKibben’s Mark

He calls himself an “unlikely activist,” although Bill McKibben has certainly left his mark on America’s environmental debate. With more than a dozen books, articles appearing in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and National Geographic among others, and several campaigns for environmental activism, it is hard to consider him anything but one of the … More McKibben’s Mark

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. … More Less is More

Transforming Nature

This past summer, Miami University faculty members teamed up for a six-week fellowship with four student artists and three student scientists to bring science to the community using various art mediums. Through the collaboration, a potentially transformative idea was born: showing factual, statistical material in a way that relates to the public. In fact, Transforming … More Transforming Nature

Western Dining Commons gets a Gold Star and Silver LEED

The Western Dining Commons offers more to the Miami University community than tasty, healthy meals. Behind the design of the newest dining hall on campus, is a feat nearly unheard of in the business: LEED silver certification. LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – is a certificate program that recognizes excellence in sustainable … More Western Dining Commons gets a Gold Star and Silver LEED

A Man with a Plan: Andrew Revkin on the Environment

Andrew Revkin, science and environmental writer for The New York Times, is a man with a plan. “We have to shift how we shape our goals,” Revkin said when he addressed Miami University Monday Sept. 15. The “goals” to which he referred are the intangible standards for the environment set by the Environmental Protection Agency … More A Man with a Plan: Andrew Revkin on the Environment