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Justice at the Heart of Environmentalism

Artwork by Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio Written by Gwen Schaulis Traditional approaches to environmentalism often fail to see the system at large. So, let’s take a step back. The civil rights movement, women’s rights movement, environmental movement, and other mid-century revolutions are all intertwined. They share a common goal: equal justice for all. InContinue reading “Justice at the Heart of Environmentalism”

Discover Six Eco-Friendly “Adders” & “Subtractors”

Written by Carolina Parra- Marketing Lead Eco Rep Imagine this: you’re finally planting your long-awaited Gardenias in your garden, but when you get down in the dirt, you discover how poor the soil is and the many critters that may want to harm your prized plants. Most people would automatically resort to chemical fertilizers andContinue reading “Discover Six Eco-Friendly “Adders” & “Subtractors””

RCE North Texas Conference

Written by Gwen Schaulis- Sustainability Service Honors & Environ. Justice Eco Rep November was an exciting month for our office! We partnered with the University of Texas at Arlington’s Office of Sustainability to gather a network of multidisciplinary leaders within the North Texas region with the purpose of promoting education for sustainable development. This collaborationContinue reading “RCE North Texas Conference”

A Bright Future for Flash Graphene

Written by Hunter Chan, Zero Waste Logistics Eco-Rep In the 1960s, the US produced around 100M tons of municipal solid waste (MSW). According to the Environmental Protection Agency figures from 2018, the country has nearly tripled its volume of waste to 292.4M tons. Increasingly, the attention has shifted to food and plastic waste. The EPAContinue reading “A Bright Future for Flash Graphene”

Wave “Hello” to Wave Energy

Written by Jaime Valdez– STARS Analyst & Community Outreach Eco-Rep Did you know that generating electricity produces 60% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions1? Greenhouse gas emissions heavily contribute to climate change and the overall health of our planet. Now, imagine if I told you that there is a new energy technology that will completelyContinue reading “Wave “Hello” to Wave Energy”

Exploitation In Your Closet?

Written by Gwen Schaulis- Education Outreach and Programming Eco-Rep Over the years, shopping has evolved from necessity to hobby. Many of us look for the latest trend at the lowest price. What we fail to recognize is that our shopping sprees fuel an industry that places profit over environmental and human health. Concealed from consumersContinue reading “Exploitation In Your Closet?”

Uncovering the Wonder of Worms

Written by Carolina Parra – Marketing Lead Eco-Rep When someone mentions worms, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? That they’re grossly wiggly, perhaps even slimy and disease-ridden?  While their wiggle may make some people queasy, neither they nor their minuscule amounts of slime cause nor carry disease. In fact, their slime is howContinue reading “Uncovering the Wonder of Worms”

Earth Week At A Glance

Before the 1970s, the United States did not have any stringent environmental regulations in place. Because of this disparity, Senator Gaylord Nelson established Earth Day (April 22nd) to shed light on the importance of taking action to protect our planet. Millions of Americans participated in demonstrations to show support. Today, Earth Day Network (EDN) coordinatesContinue reading “Earth Week At A Glance”

5 Common Garden Mistakes for Beginners

I started getting into plants and gardening during quarantine, and it is such a fun way to destress and grow my own food! Because I am a college student living in an apartment, my garden is currently herbs, but I have previously enjoyed planting other vegetables such as peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, cauliflower, and kale! WhatContinue reading “5 Common Garden Mistakes for Beginners”

The Language of Trees

Once thought of as silent and independent organisms, trees and their ecosystems have recently become a hot topic in the scientific community. This entered the public eye in 2015 when Peter Wohlleben published his book The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World with a strikingContinue reading “The Language of Trees”