Learning & sustainable practices

By: Asmalina Saleh, Peer Educator Intern How can we best define learning? At its core, learning can be thought of as a change in one's behavior over time as a result of one's experiences. From a sociocultural perspective, learning is a two-way interaction between the person and the environment, be it material or the social … Continue reading Learning & sustainable practices


Adapting the Antidote

By Mary RoperIn addition to holding our positions this summer, each of us IUOS interns is enrolled in a one-credit hour class where we learn about the inner workings of sustainability-driven initiatives that are implemented throughout our campus. While the first part of our class focused on Scott Russell Sanders' book, A Conservationist Manifesto, in … Continue reading Adapting the Antidote

A Vicious Cycle

By: Jessica Stavole, Energy and Built Environment Working Group Project Intern Energy consumption patterns seem to trend in the same general direction; the more we consume in our daily behaviors, the more that is produced, imported or transmitted.  The development of renewable and alternative technologies seems to also follow a similar cycle of simple economics; … Continue reading A Vicious Cycle

A Little Less Conversation

By Nikki Wooten, Compost Initiative Intern This summer I had the opportunity to join a discussion series called Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics, and Sustainability. We met at the local library every Sunday afternoon for 6 weeks. I like to think of it as a food policy book club. If you ever get the chance to organize … Continue reading A Little Less Conversation

Certified Green

By Rachel Joseph, First Year Experience InternOne simple change can make a huge difference.For example, if every US household simply replaced just one incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL), power plants would decrease their greenhouse gas emissions by 90 billion pounds. That's a lot of gas.The simple act of replacing a light bulb … Continue reading Certified Green

Sports go Green

By: Amanda Redfern, Greening of the Athletics Department Intern Two weeks ago I was given the opportunity to attend the Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. Universities from all across the nation came to attend the summit, including UCLA, The Ohio State University, North Carolina State University, and Florida State University. The main theme … Continue reading Sports go Green