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 New Human Diet

By Bethany N. Bella In an age of swift globalization and thumb-happy digitalization, it’s no delusion that the traditional American meal has digressed into small, packaged containers of ready-made indulgences. In fact, the health of Americans over the last several decades has taken a sharp decline as cardiovascular disease, obesity rates, and blood pressure levels…

OU Culinary is Even More Sustainable

By Sarah-Jane Lorenzo Representatives from Ohio University’s Culinary Services department told students and faculty that recent student efforts have contributed to significant strides in local food purchasing and zero-waste dining hall service. Speaking to faculty, undergraduate and graduate student members of Sustainable Ohio University Leaders on Tuesday, Erin Robb, Culinary Services’ auxiliaries purchasing specialist, and…

Only Gas Is For Fools

Story by Mathew Roberts, Contributor (Editor-soon-leaving), Photos by Gracie Umana, Contributor (Editor-soon-leaving) Featured on EcoWatch   Editor’s Note: This story is a commentary piece about the emerging student power movement at Ohio University. There are too many brave students working for equality today and a clean world for tomorrow to go unrecognized. We recommend following…

Wasted Hours, Gained Hope

I often wonder if what I am doing, running this publication and talking to people about the effects of climate change, is making a lasting impact on my peers, colleagues and those misguided by an illusion of what sustainability means. The other day I talked to Susan, a professor looking into the sustainability of the…

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…

Film Review: Zero Ten Twenty

Story by Elizabeth Lewis, Staff Writer In 1992, leaders from nations around the world gathered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Rio Earth Summit, a summit at which world leaders gathered to develop a plan that would create a better future for the world’s population in the decades to come. The leaders hoped to…

Anti-Fracking Benefit Show @ Casa

Photography by Gracie Umana, Multimedia Editor, and Alyssa Nedrow, staff photographer The Ohio University Sierra Student Coalition and Bobcats Beyond Gas held an Anti-Fracking Benefit Show at Casa Nueva on February 27, 2014,  to raise funds tell Ohio University that the students and community members are not happy with the proposed natural gas plant and…