Your Next Sustainable Vacation

In the spirit of spring break, which unfortunately just ended, I thought I would look into environmentally conscious vacations. Most of us have probably never thought of this type of trip, but “ecotourism” is actually an increasingly popular vacation choice. According to The International Ecotourism Society, ecotourism is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas … More Your Next Sustainable Vacation

Miami LEEDs the Way

We all know there’s quite a bit of construction occurring on Miami’s campus. From Western to Maple Street to the new Armstrong Center, Miami is making a lot of changes, many of which have environmental backings. This past week, I had the opportunity to tour the Western construction site and learn all about the sustainable … More Miami LEEDs the Way

“Green” Living Arrangements to be Constructed in Oxford

We’ve all seen the puffs of dust clouding up MET Quad and Western Campus, heard the drilling sounds of hammers and nails as construction workers prepare to construct new residence hall buildings. But what’s special about these building is that they will contain new “green” features to promote sustainability and a healthier environment for Miami … More “Green” Living Arrangements to be Constructed in Oxford

Reducing Food Waste: My tour of the Demske Culinary Support Center

Have you ever thought about how much food you throw away? If you’re like the average North American, it’s probably more than you think:  a 2011 Food and Agriculture Organization study found that typical per capita waste in the industrialized nations of North America and Europe is about 95-115 kg (210-254 lb) per year. Worldwide, … More Reducing Food Waste: My tour of the Demske Culinary Support Center