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Book Review: The Uninhabitable Earth

“Riveting . . . Some readers will find Mr. Wallace-Wells’ outline of possible futures alarmist. He is indeed alarmed. You should be, too.”—The Economist The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells is a 2019 book covering the consequences of climate change. It’s become well-acclaimed, hitting #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. LikeContinue reading “Book Review: The Uninhabitable Earth”

Sustainable New Year Resolutions + Resources

Looking for ways to minimize your waste and be more environmentally conscious this 2022? Here are some ideas to help you get started! I have also included some helpful resources to help make these goals a lot better. Work on minimizing plastic. Bring reusable grocery bags with you to stores, refuse plastics and other freeContinue reading “Sustainable New Year Resolutions + Resources”

UNIV 3310 and Trinity River Audubon Center

Habitat restoration is something we’re all familiar with – the process of renewing or replenishing degraded ecosystems through several avenues, including climate control, the reintroduction of flora and fauna, and area management. However, the framework with which we view habitat restoration is also critically important. When we consider what ecosystems we’re restoring or what anContinue reading “UNIV 3310 and Trinity River Audubon Center”

Last, don’t crash: Swap Sugar for Honey in Your Coffee for a Better Energy Boost

Why is honey healthier than sugar? Although honey is higher in calories than sugar, it has many health benefits that sugar does not. Local honey can help with seasonal allergies because it contains pollen and it is rich in calcium and vitamin C while sugar is not. Due to honey’s low glycemic properties, it alsoContinue reading “Last, don’t crash: Swap Sugar for Honey in Your Coffee for a Better Energy Boost”

Trick or Trash

Say “Boo” to Candy Wrappers in Landfills Did you know that more than 600 million pounds of candy are purchased each year to celebrate Halloween in the United States? Here’s a spookier thought: the majority of those candy wrappers end up in landfills because regular single-stream or curbside recycling pick-up are not able to acceptContinue reading “Trick or Trash”

E-Waste Recycling is Here!

Have you ever wondered what to do with your old electronics? From finding the correct location to being charged a fee for the proper handling and disposal of your gadgets, this has always seemed like a painstaking process. However, with the looming threat of environmental and health damages that these actions incur, the Office ofContinue reading “E-Waste Recycling is Here!”

AASHE Campus Sustainability Month

What is AASHE Campus Sustainability Month? AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) holds Campus Sustainability Month every October as an international celebration of sustainability in higher education. What happens during this month? Throughout October, colleges and universities all across the world organize events to engage students, faculty, and staff to takeContinue reading “AASHE Campus Sustainability Month”

The 6th IPCC Report

If you’re plugged into sustainability news, you’ve probably heard about the most recent IPCC report. People have been citing it as increasing proof that action against climate change is more important than ever. But what is the IPCC? What does their report say and can it be trusted? According to their website, “the Intergovernmental PanelContinue reading “The 6th IPCC Report”