Upcycling your closet

By: Tali Hunt In recent years, some companies in the fashion industry have taken recycling to a new level. As companies are beginning to implement sustainability into their missions, they are beginning to create their products in ways which fight more waste production by breaking down different kinds of waste products and using them as … More Upcycling your closet

2016 Presidential Candidates on Climate Change

With five Democrats and 16 Republicans competing to win their respective races for the primary nomination, the variety of positions on the environment is expansive. So, for all the environmental advocates out there, here are some of the most popular candidates at the moment and their views on the climate change as well as other … More 2016 Presidential Candidates on Climate Change

86 Years to Nix Fossil Fuels

Our society literally runs on fossil fuels; however, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), if this doesn’t stop by 2100 the world may suffer dangerous climate change. The IPCC was established in 1988 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The group is composed of scientists … More 86 Years to Nix Fossil Fuels

Profile: Anna Ginsky

Throughout Miami University, constant efforts are being made to increase sustainability for the university. The little-known voice pushing many of these issues belongs to Anna Ginsky. Ginsky, 31, has lived an adventure-packed life thus far. After graduating high school, the San Diego native took a few years off to backpack around Europe. She then attended … More Profile: Anna Ginsky

Plastic Bags Banned in the State of California

To the delight of environmentalists everywhere, California state legislature passed a law on Tuesday, Sept. 30 banning single-use plastic bags in an effort to eliminate waste. The bill carried wide support from Californians, as 120 local communities throughout the state had already passed some sort of ban on plastic bags. And California is not the … More Plastic Bags Banned in the State of California

The Relationship between the Environment and Ebola

While news on the 2014 Ebola outbreak is dying down, its impacts, especially for the environment, are not. Confined primarily to West Africa, the recent Ebola outbreak has claimed approximately 2,630 lives, with over 5,700 cases reported, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This disease is believed to be animal-borne, with fruit bats of … More The Relationship between the Environment and Ebola

Off-Campus Recycling

A quick walk around Miami University’s campus will lead you by an abundance of blue bins, presenting students with an easy opportunity to recycle their waste.  But for students living off-campus, the situation is not always as simple. Senior Sammi Vaughan has had poor experiences with the recycling off-campus so far. “I haven’t been able … More Off-Campus Recycling