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Patio Decorating

If you are one of the lucky students in UV, you’ve got a patio. But it’s hard to figure out what to do with them. Everyone’s looks the exact same, your neighbor keeps putting cute string lights and maybe you’re feeling a little inferior, but decorations are expensive. A more interesting option is container planting.Continue reading “Patio Decorating”

Understanding Organics

The word organic is often thrown around as a buzzword for “healthy” produce, but the actual meaning behind the word is often lost in the day-to-day. The importance of supporting organic food and organic movements is a lot more than the organic section of the grocery store seems to suggest. What does it mean? InContinue reading “Understanding Organics”

Cleaning Up Campus

Do you even pickup, bro? Community cleanups are a great way to make an impact on your community and become more aware of your environmental impact. It can often be disheartening to see the state of litter in the environment, but even picking up a small amount of trash makes a difference and is aContinue reading “Cleaning Up Campus”

Overnight Oats

Q: What’s it called when you’re already late for class & take your breakfast to go?A: Haulin’ Oats! January was the month of New Year’s Resolutions. My New Year’s Resolution this year was to go vegetarian to decrease my carbon footprint, and so far it’s been a success! Decreasing your meat consumption is a greatContinue reading “Overnight Oats”

Sustainable Resolutions

Are you making a New Year’s resolution for 2020? This year, fill your resolution list with environmentally friendly goals to jumpstart a healthy body and mind. Almost all environmental problems, such as pollution, deforestation, and biodiversity loss is due engaging in unsustainable daily behaviors. We are intelligent, thinking creatures. Why is it so difficult forContinue reading “Sustainable Resolutions”

Eco-Friendly Decluttering

Stacking up belongings and throwing away perfectly usable items does not spark joy. Decluttering can be a great way to encourage yourself to be more sustainable by encouraging better shopping habits. Reduce is the first R in the four R’s (reuse, recycle, & rot… sadly not Rihanna). By reducing the clutter in your home, itContinue reading “Eco-Friendly Decluttering”

Season of Sustainabili-Tea

In efforts to help the environment, tweaking grocery habits is a simple way to minimize our carbon footprint. The commercial purchasing of remote and out of season products encourages exacerbated fuel emissions from long-distance shipping. When possible, purchase from local vendors and buy produce that is in season for your region. Eating locally is alsoContinue reading “Season of Sustainabili-Tea”

Amateur-Shmamateur: The Power of Citizen Science

Science isn’t just for scientists anymore. Every child starts out as a scientist with a natural curiosity and desire to make sense of the world around them. However, many people abandon the idea of being a scientist as they grow up because it is presented in school as a binary option where scientist go intoContinue reading “Amateur-Shmamateur: The Power of Citizen Science”

Sustainability Tips for Students

Making sustainable choices can be tricky. Here are some simple steps to get you started.  Kitchen Turn off and unplug appliances you’re not currently using Only run the dishwasher if it’s completely full Washing dishes by hand? Fill up the sink rather than letting the faucet run. When going shopping bring a grocery list soContinue reading “Sustainability Tips for Students”