Sustainable Spring Break

  It can be difficult to thoroughly enjoy a vacation when considering all the environmental impacts of traveling. For spring break, consider the following tips and suggestions to make any vacation more sustainable. If traveling far, the environmental impacts of air travel can be quite harmful; however, some airlines offer an environmentally-conscious option for their…

Film Review: Growing Cities

By Andrew Pasquale, staff writer  Cities around the world are growing—and so are their citizens’ waistlines. Eighty one percent of America’s population is concentrated in cities, and from 2000 to 2010, urban population growth of 12 percent outstripped the national average of 9.7 percent. Feeding such a large and rapidly growing population can become a…

Mad Leaf’s mission

By Cassie Kelly During one of his many hikes at Valley of Fire State Park just outside of Las Vegas, NV, Brent Martin happened upon an idea that would fuel his desire to own a business as well as save the planet. Martin established Mad Leaf Apparel, based out of Dallas, TX, in July 2014 with…

The Invironment Project

Release from Electrolux, Sustainability Affairs Using Vacuum Cleaners to Investigate Indoor Pollution  Particle pollution is a global environmental issue, generally focusing on outdoor air pollution. However, people spend 90% of their time indoors. Therefore, home appliance maker Electrolux has initiated “The Invironment Project” – a global research initiative using vacuum cleaners to investigate what indoor pollution looks like in consumer homes…

Generation Waking Up

Story by Olivia Harlow, Photos from Pachamama Alliance For so long, it seems that people all over the world have been living blindly, choosing oblivion and masking themselves from vital issues and conflicts. Our generation has studied the faults of history and has questioned worldly habits. Our generation has started removing the masks and opening…

A Reminder of How Food Matters

Story by Chelsea Csuhran, Contributing Writer Photos by Rebecca Ciprus With spring on its way, it’s about that time to begin sowing the seeds for the upcoming harvest.  All that thought about food bears in mind a new club in bloom here at Ohio University.  Yesterday evening, Jackie O’s Brewery played host to Food Matters…

Mixed on Milk?

Story by Olivia Harlow, Staff Writer There seems to be an increased interest in trying out various milk types.  Alternative milks have definitely gained popularity for both coffee-drinkers and cookie-dippers alike.  The majority of milk consumers have stuck to traditional milk.  However, the number of Americans who “milk” from alternative options is increasing. For example,…

DIY: 4-Ingredient Deodorant

How-To by Neal Patten, Lifestyles Editor Over this past summer, I decided to ditch traditional box-store deodorant brands in favor of going au naturel. I had made up my mind the emerging correlations found between deodorant and antiperspirant ingredients and various effects on the body were not worth the risk: Alumnium (to clog the pours)…

Love Is Sustainable

Story by Hallie Zarbakhsh, Staff Writer Valentine’s Day is this Friday, and you know what that means! Purchasing mountains of stuff – teddy bears, chocolates, flowers, jewelry, etc. – to prove how much you love someone. But how about showing the Earth a little love too? I’m not saying it’s wrong to buy gifts, because…