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: 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
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: Aidan Das Three Valley Conservation Trust is a non-profit organization in Oxford that protects farmland, waterways, and other natural areas around Oxford and Southwest Ohio. Three Valley does this through easements which are legal agreements between the organization and the land owner which prohibits development on the land. They aim to preserve the natural … More Student Project With Three Valley Conservation Trust
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
By: Annalise Chapdelaine As a lifelong runner and cross country enthusiast, I’ve always felt most at home on well-worn dirt trails, sidestepping roots and keeping an eye out for stray rocks. The feeling is one that I can trace back to my early childhood, running through the woods at home and feeling like I was … More Hitting the Trails, Healing the Brain
By: Alex Knutte On Thursday, Feb. 11 and Friday, Feb. 12th, Miami University welcomed Dr. Jonathan Overpeck, the Dean of the University of Michigan school for the Environment and Sustainability, to speak virtually to students, staff and alumni. Overpeck was this year’s speaker for the annual Dr. Gene and Carol Willeke Frontiers in Environmental Science … More Nobel Peace Prize Winner Speaks on Climate Change
By: Karis Gladieux Una Hrnjak-Hadziahmetovic is a Miami alum with an impressive resume – having held corporate sustainability positions for two Fortune 500 companies, an extensive history of volunteer work and many honors and recognitions for her achievements. Having just transferred to her new position with Starbucks mere weeks before we spoke, I am certainly … More Miami Alumni Profile: From Cotton to Coffee