Free movies that free the mind: The Spring Sustainability Film Series

A free, thought-provoking, environmental documentary may be one of the more therapeutic ways to process the socio-political-environmental state of affairs in the United States and around the world. Each semester, the Common Experience Project on Sustainability provides students with this opportunity, followed by meaningful discussion, with its Sustainability Film Series. Playing at the Athena Cinema…

Another Silent Spring

By Bethany N. Bella North American bird populations are disappearing faster than the noticeable climate shifts that seem to be impacting their traditional migration patterns, and it could only get worse over the next 75 years. According to the National Audubon Society, 314 of 588 North American bird species surveyed over the past three centuries…

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…

Injection Wells Disturb Community and Area’s Beauty

Story by Janice Brewer, Staff Writer Photography by Rebecca Ciprus, Staff Photographer On Friday, March 14, 2014, Loraine McCosker organized a panel of participants to speak up about the injection well dilemma Athens County is facing. The panelist included journalism professor Bernhard Debatin , geographer Harold Perkins, undergraduate and OUSSC president Caitlin McDaniel, and Athens…

What’s App with that?

In 2013, about 61 percent of Americans owned a smartphone, according to the Pew Research Center—that’s a huge market for businesses and organizations trying to reach out to potential customers. Occasionally, these pathways are not used for profit, but rather as a way to encourage individual awareness and activity social and environmental issues. Trying to…

Kellogg’s commitment to purchase deforestation-free palm oil — Original Press Release

Green Century applauds Kellogg Company’s* Commitment to Purchase Deforestation-Free Palm Oil and Raise the Bar for Industry BOSTON, MA – In response to a shareholder proposal filed by the Green Century Equity Fund, Kellogg Company (Kellogg’s) – one of the world’s largest food processing companies, and joint partner to the world’s largest palm oil trading…

Artist Profile: Bobby Avalos

 Artwork by Bobby Avalos, Words by Mathew Roberts During this first semester at Ohio University, we got to know Bobby Avalos. Bobby is a local artist, musician and caring peacemaker from Conneaut, Ohio. The art selected in this profile represents his love for watercolor painting and the sweet hymns of surreal naturalism. Most of his…

Eco-News in Brief 11/17

“Triple Divide” Screening–Athena Cinema, November 20th, 7 p.m.   Make Fuel at Home with Portable DIY Refinery We found a nifty little machine that creates ethanol: “The MicroFueler weighs about 200 pounds and hooks up to a water and 110 or 220 volt power supply and wastewater drain just like a washing machine. It uses raw…