Thankful and Hopeful, Despite the Climate Crisis

By: Caroline Roethlisberger Lately, I’ve felt like despite many efforts to fight climate change, our hard work is not paying off. On Monday, Nov. 4, the Trump Administration announced its plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. That same day, the United States Environmental Protection Agency announced that it was weakening regulations on … More Thankful and Hopeful, Despite the Climate Crisis

Opinion: Why I Run

This past April, I came out of winter hibernation mode and made the decision to start distance running. After weeks of working to get healthy and struggling through 2-mile runs, I started to get on track: I made a commitment to a 22-week marathon-training program. The most common question any runner will be asked, (and … More Opinion: Why I Run

Opinion: What a Dredge: Australia and the Great Barrier Reef

First, read this article from BBC News The Great Barrier Reef off the northeast coast of Australia is one of the largest biodiversity hot spots on the planet, and for some reason Australia has decided it would be a good idea to dump dredged sediment on it. The idea is that Australia is trying to … More Opinion: What a Dredge: Australia and the Great Barrier Reef

Opinion: Rio Grande SB2k14- Leave A Trace on Your Mind, Not on the Environment

Think you had a great spring break? Try mine- a six-day canoe trip down the breathtaking Rio Grande River that serves as the natural border between Texas and Mexico. There’s no way to describe this trip, nothing I could say would do it justice. However, one of the things I found most impactful was the … More Opinion: Rio Grande SB2k14- Leave A Trace on Your Mind, Not on the Environment