By: Celine Thormann Solar power is slowly becoming more and more popular. You might see the dark blue panels on roofs in your neighborhood or hear about how some colleges are incorporating solar power into student centers. You might even notice that your calculator has solar power in addition to its battery. However, the science … More So, What’s Up with Solar Power?
By: Danny Nolan Dockless scooters are everywhere, whether we’ve asked for them or not. We’ve ridden them, fallen off of them, thrown them into rivers, burned them and improperly parked them, causing MUPD to go on a bird hunt. So what’s the deal, are these actually healthy for the environment? Am I making a positive … More How “Sustainable” are Lime and Bird Scooters Actually?
By: Arcadia Davies National parks and other public lands are facing big risks as private companies seize new opportunities, under Trump’s administration, to drill on federal lands. Since the first national park (Yellowstone) was signed into law in 1872 there have been efforts to privatize these lands for development, timber, and mining. With Trump as … More Fracking in National Parks Threatens the Environment and our Democracy
By Sam Jerow There’s a new club that has added its name to the ever growing list of organizations here on Miami’s campus; the Renewable Energy Club. The club was founded at the beginning of the spring 2016 semester and was created out of interest in a topic, renewable energy. “Right now, there’s a consistent … More Miami University’s Renewable Energy Club
By Sam Jerow The data on climate change is clear and many people are working to undertake projects that tackle the problems that are being or will be created. As varieties of problems arise, so do the opportunities for innovation and solutions. The types of issues people are working to solve vary greatly in nature. They include … More Financing our way to a “greener” future
By Hannah Remmert Ever wonder who are the driving forces behind Miami’s sustainability initiatives? While many people deserve credit, in terms of student involvement, the Associated Student Government has positioned one person to play a significant role. Currently, the person in this role is Seamus Pugh, the Secretary for Infrastructure and Sustainability. We wanted … More Green Profile: Seamus Pugh- ASG Secretary for Infrastructure and Sustainability
By Sarah Tyrrell Last month, world leaders gathered at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in New York. Their mission: implement a new agenda focused on sustainability and a commitment to 17 goals over the next 15 years. At one of the lunches served, these diplomats enjoyed a meal reflective of Goal 12, “Ensure sustainable … More Food Waste: It all adds up