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: Jackie Dutkanych Oftentimes organic produce has more nutrients and antioxidants than non-organic produce. This is because non-organic fruits and vegetables are treated with chemicals, pesticides, and preservatives that strip away nutrients. When produce is treated with these toxic chemicals, they remain on our foods even after being washed. Switching to eating organic produce will … More What Eating Organic Does For Your Body
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
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: MARIA ALMEIDA What Really is Greenwashing? You know what’s a shame? How people who try their very best to act eco-friendly are often scammed by companies that lie about how they are “helping the environment” with their sales. If you weren’t aware of this unfortunate phenomenon, let me give you a brief overview, and … More Opinion: How to Avoid Greenwashing
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: ALEX KNUTTE Unsurprisingly, the hardest part about being vegan is going out to eat. While at home, I can purchase all the ingredients I need to create yummy, delicious plant-centric meals, but it becomes a little more difficult to follow this lifestyle when looking at a menu. When I first shifted to eating vegan … More How to Eat Vegan Uptown
Part 1: Introduction and Thoughts BY: SYDNEY RUSHING Co-living/Co-housing has become an increasingly popular typology in architecture recently. It is characterized by communal housing where major common spaces are shared such as kitchen, family, and sometimes bathrooms and bedrooms being private spaces. This model prioritizes community building, and it is affordable, flexible, more sustainable, and … More Opinion: What College Living Teaches us About Life; A Series.
BY: KELSEY PLASSE Similar to Gia Mariani, I also went camping over fall break. A few friends and I went to Mammoth Caves which is a national park in Kentucky. Mammoth caves is the longest cave system in the world of which only 420 miles of the cave has been explored and mapped. Mammoth Caves … More Photo Series: Camping at Mammoth Caves