Put Your Best Foot Forward with these Sustainable Shoe Brands

BY: ALEX KNUTTE Do you own a pair of Nike AirForce Ones, Adidas, or Converse? Sneakers have become the fashion trend, and this is causing many to buy more simply based on what others are doing or what is popular, not when needed. This excess consumption of shoes is costing our environment.  A study put … More Put Your Best Foot Forward with these Sustainable Shoe Brands

Growing Community

Charles Griffin brings lifetime of agricultural expertise to the Miami farm By: Fiona Lawler Meet the heart, soul and roots of the Miami University farm. Charles Griffin, age 67, has been director of farm operations since 2017. With more than 20 years of experience, this organic growing expert says he is dedicated to the success … More Growing Community

Bringing Life Back to the Soil

By: Ivy Richter How regenerative agriculture serves up food and mitigates climate change Large, green posters above supermarket produce aisles and prominent packaging labels pasted on packaged fruits and vegetables scream “organic.” Companies proudly promote their limited use of pesticides and fertilizers with the flashy, green USDA certification label. Organic is a step in the … More Bringing Life Back to the Soil

The Looming Threat of Data Centers and 5G Networks

By: Grace Berry According to the Department of Energy, data centers are responsible for about 1.8 percent of total U.S. electricity use, and from 2000 to 2016, data center electricity use increased 280 percent. Data centers account for more power usage than most people realize, and 5G networks will use significantly more energy than 4G. … More The Looming Threat of Data Centers and 5G Networks

Making a Collective Sustainable Change

By: Elizabeth Weber As Miami University’s Earth Week comes to an end, the University’s sustainability efforts continue with the focus of the many sustainability-focused organizations, leadership, and collaboration with the City of Oxford. This year, there were several exciting events to celebrate Earth Week, including Cooking Demos by L.E.A.P., Greenhawks Media Trivia, and EcoReps’ French … More Making a Collective Sustainable Change

The Century-Long Decline of the Black Farmer, and Hope For Resurgence

By: Denali Selent When we stop to think about the dilemmas looming over the farming industry, most of us could readily rattle off a list of issues. For example, livestock agriculture is contributing significantly to climate change, water supplies in the growing regions of the southwest United States are increasingly threatened by drought, the dominance … More The Century-Long Decline of the Black Farmer, and Hope For Resurgence

Opinion: How to Save Our Oceans According to “Seaspiracy”

By: Alex Knutte If you have been on Netflix recently, you probably have seen the newest release, “Seaspiracy.” This documentary, filmed and produced by Kip Andersen, covers the environmental impact of fishing and how we are slowly killing the oceans. Everyone should watch this film to learn about our oceans, see the scenes of chaos … More Opinion: How to Save Our Oceans According to “Seaspiracy”

What Are the Antibiotics in Meat Doing To You?

By: Jackie Dutkanych As customers in supermarkets, people have many options when it comes to purchasing raw meat. In recent years, there has been a rise in popularity of all natural, grass-fed, organic meats, as well as meat substitutes. Documentaries and novels about factory farming have brought awareness to the public of what happens to … More What Are the Antibiotics in Meat Doing To You?