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
BY: GIA MARIANI AND HOLLY FLAIG For the past several years GreenHawks Media has posted at least one fall photo series of our gorgeous campus per year. With the weather changing so fast over the past month I was worried about not getting fall pictures in time, so I asked Holly to do a joint photo series with me so … More Catching the Last Colors of Fall
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: 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
BY: KELSEY PLASSE This past spring I was desperately trying to find a summer internship. In the prior summer, I had been accepted to the Undergraduate Summer Scholar (USS) program here at Miami University for a biochemistry project. The USS program allows Miami students to carry out research during the summer term alongside a faculty … More Interning for the U.S. EPA
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.