Earth Day 2013

As April 22 rolls around again this year, people all over the world are celebrating Earth Day in creative ways. The idea of an “Earth Day” was first proposed at a UNESCO conference in San Francisco in 1969.  The original day was going to be on March 21, the first day of spring in the … More Earth Day 2013

Balancing the travel equation: How the miles really add up

Now that Spring Break has come to an end and everyone has returned from the beaches, it often becomes painfully apparent how much ground you had to cover for that week of vacation. The miles and hours add up to taking quite a toll on your body, mind and wallet. (Although let’s be honest, the … More Balancing the travel equation: How the miles really add up

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

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

MedWish Foundation: A Nonprofit Organization That’s Making A Difference

While the Greenhwaks are working to make a difference on campus, one non-profit organization is making a worldwide change. MedWish, a nonprofit group is committed to repurposing medical supplies and other medical equipment to send to underprivileged companies. Their goal is to provide humanitarian aid to developing countries to reduce waste, save lives, and ultimately … More MedWish Foundation: A Nonprofit Organization That’s Making A Difference

Putting the “Green” in the Christmas Season: Sustainable Christmas Trees

The celebration of Christmas continues to change through the years, as technology and consumerism brings more technological wonders of decoration to use in our houses.  The purchase of artificial, plastic trees has also increased in the 2000’s, as convenience trumps tradition in most modern households. However, while one may think that refraining in cutting down … More Putting the “Green” in the Christmas Season: Sustainable Christmas Trees