Saving the Night — A Brief Look at Light Pollution (Reduction)

By:  Kayleen Glaser Several years ago, I took a backpacking trip to Big Bend National Park in Far West Texas.  The first day I arrived, I was enchanted by the desert... it was seemingly endless, the red and oranges hues of the dirt fascinated me, it was flat for miles, and then huge mountains jutted … Continue reading Saving the Night — A Brief Look at Light Pollution (Reduction)

Our Water Supply

By: Jessica Stavole, Energy & Built Environment InternThe recent chemical spill in West Virginia has been catching national attention. The spill left approximately 300,000 people without access to fresh tap water, highlighting for many just how unappreciated our basic water supply can be. 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM), the chemical released in the spill by Freedom Industries, is … Continue reading Our Water Supply


By Henri Venable (Bicycle Friendly Campus Initiative Intern) Too often the discussion regarding “alternative” transportation focuses on the car as the epitome of evil. But this causes a dangerous mentality to take root in the minds of cyclists, motorists, and pedestrians alike. It fosters antagonistic relationships between the 3 modes of transportation that, on the … Continue reading R.E.S.P.E.C.T