By: Jackie Dutkanych Our bodies are exposed to pollution in the air on a day-to-day basis. How is pollution affecting us and could it cause health implications for us later in life? Depending on where you live, you will experience various levels of pollution in their daily life. NCBI has said that 10% of adults … More Is Pollution Making You Age Faster?
By: Gia Mariani This past Sunday I spent some time exploring Ault park and Alms park in Cincinnati. Ault park is know for its massive amount of cherry trees that blossom around this time, turning the park pink. I highly recommend going to the parks for a picnic once the weather gets warmer! All photos … More Ault Park Blossoms
By: Annie Lalonde During J-term I walked almost 200 miles of El Camino in Spain. Camino de Santiago is more a pilgrimage than just ‘a walk’ as the name in Spanish directly translates. The path goes through Spain, France, and Italy. There are numerous routes and starting points that pilgrims can use; however, all routes … More Walk ‘The Walk’ Through Photos
By: Chelsea Worrell As the psychological effects of climate change grow apparent, so does a novel approach to our predicament. By this point, many sustainability initiatives have grown repetitive. Opting for organic products, using energy-efficient appliances, and recycling may seem second nature to many of us. I can recall chanting “reduce, reuse, recycle” when I was … More How Introspection Promotes Environmental Protection
By: Gia Mariani This past week my Childhood Environmental Education class took a field trip to Maplewood Farms. This maple syrup farm is located in Brownsville, Indiana, which is about a 45 minute drive from Oxford. The owner, Kevin, took our group around the farm showing us the tap lines and cooking barn. Now you … More A Trip to Maplewood Farms
By: Annalise Chapdelaine If you’re anything like me, you’re (somewhat reluctantly) trying to kick your expensive caffeine habit for an option that’s a little easier on the body and the budget: tea. But the majority of options at Kroger or Walmart come in plastic-covered boxes that contain individually-packaged tea bags, which seems wasteful. The amount … More Sustainable-tea Made Simple
By: Kelsey Plasse Over J-term I took BIO299: Flora of the Bahamas which was a Miami-led program. This program took place on Andros Island which is the largest island in the Bahamas and remains vastly untouched. We stayed for two weeks at Forfar field station. Unfortunately, we were unable to interact with the local community … More Photo Series: J-term in the Bahamas
The impacts of increasing heat waves are more than skin deep. BY: CHELSEA WORRELL As winter ushers in the first snowfall to Miami University, I find myself reminiscing on the hotter days of summer and fall. In freezing temperatures, nothing sounds more enticing than a warm, sunny day. But cooling temperatures provide only temporary relief … More The Earth can’t handle the heat, and neither can we.
BY: GRACE BERRY Plastic pollution in the oceans is a well known problem. We’ve all seen pictures and videos of plastics choking marine wildlife or of giant masses of plastics floating across miles of open ocean. The problem of plastic in the ocean goes deeper, however, and is made worse every time we wash our … More Microplastic Contaminants in Personal Care Products
BY: INDIGO MILLER What is Ecosia? Ecosia is a search engine that plants trees from the ad revenue they earn. With the click of a button, this free and easy switch offers you the chance to make a difference in your everyday life Ecosia’s team does extensive research to ensure that they’re planting native trees … More Why You Should Switch to Ecosia