Composting: Nature’s Way of Recycling in Oxford and at Home

By: Elizabeth Weber Just over a year ago, I wrote my first article as a GreenHawks Staff Writer: “Get Involved in Composting!” The article covered the beginning of the City of Oxford’s composting pilot program and their role in various events to educate community members about the importance of composting. Through composting, the amount of … More Composting: Nature’s Way of Recycling in Oxford and at Home

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

Update on composting pilot project at King Cafe

Now it’s in third week, the composting pilot project put in place at King Library by Miami’ Green Team in coordination with Physical Facilities, is taking and generating a lot of interest among students. Bins have put in King Café in groups of three and around major walking areas  in King, with the bins color … More Update on composting pilot project at King Cafe

Compost Pilot Project

The word “sustainability” has become one of the most heard buzz words of the last year, especially within the circles of Miami’s campus and administration, with the university issuing a new statement on their commitment to improving sustainability starting with the 2013 school year. Miami seems set to make good on its promise, though, with … More Compost Pilot Project