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: ALLISON REINECK Although Halloween is approaching, there is still time to grow some plants that will thrive and endure in the cold weather that will provide you with some fresh and healthy vegetables. You may face some challenges that come with planting this time of year. For example, there are few local places that … More Starting a Fall Vegetable Garden
BY: MARIA ALMEIDA The available green spaces around the town of Oxford, the effects they have encountered post-Covid, and how to bring them back to the public’s attention. After taking a deep dive into the media platforms of the Natural Areas around Miami University, it became hard to find recent updates on what has been … More Recovering the Beautiful Scenery of Miami
Community Supported Agriculture programs connect eaters with growers BY: JILLIAN INKS If you care about the quality of your food, you want to know where it comes from and how it’s made before it lands on your table. This kind of thinking is what makes buying local, seasonal produce so enticing. Going to the source of … More Getting to Know your Farmer
As the Miami University farm struggles financially, hope abounds in CSA programs, regenerative growing and one tough farmer BY: SARA COY Just down the road from the precise brick buildings that make up Miami University, the beauty continues in a different way at the school’s Institute for Food farm. On this 8-acre farm, Miami students … More How You Can Save a Farm, Eat Better, Help the Climate
By: Allison Reineck I had the amazing opportunity of being a regular volunteer this spring semester at the Talawanda Oxford Pantry and Social Services (TOPSS). I have been witness to many efforts of sustainability that continue to be practiced by the organization as well as those still in the making. Before my time at the … More Sustainability Efforts by the Oxford Food Pantry
By: Elizabeth Weber As Miami University’s Earth Week comes to an end, the University’s sustainability efforts continue with the focus of the many sustainability-focused organizations, leadership, and collaboration with the City of Oxford. This year, there were several exciting events to celebrate Earth Week, including Cooking Demos by L.E.A.P., Greenhawks Media Trivia, and EcoReps’ French … More Making a Collective Sustainable Change
By: Jenna Landgraf The yearly highlight of Rebecca Eldemire’s childhood was going to the Columbus Observatory with her mom to see the Monarch butterflies, or as she used to call them, “flutterbies.” Now, a garden on Miami University’s campus is dedicated to the life and aspirations of Becca that brings these migrating butterflies through Oxford … More Happiness is a Butterfly
By: Jillian Inks It was early October, the crisp, cool air of autumn barely present to cool me from the sun rays of late summer still shining through the trees’ leaves. Vast arrangements of dried multi-leaves covered the route I trekked through Western Woods near Miami University’s Belk greenhouse. The purpose of this pathway, or … More What’s the Buzz?
By: Allison Reineck Recycling is an easy way to reduce individual environmental impact, but it also comes with its limitations. Although dorm and residence recycling programs take a variety of different items, there are some things that are not able to be recycled and need to be taken to specific locations. Some residents in Oxford … More Local Solutions to Your Recycling Woes