Sustainability, Local Government and Volunteers

Emily Hughes, Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale   In class we have been discussing the e-book, Community Based Social Marketing which describes how to build effective programs that lead people to adopt sustainable behaviors. After identifying the behavior that needs to be adopted and crafting a relevant message to a specifically defined target audience, the … Continue reading Sustainability, Local Government and Volunteers


The Real Food Movement Continues to Grow

Angela Babb, Food Planning and Implementation Last month, the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees signed the Real Food Campus Commitment, which directly affects over 400,000 students across 23 campuses as well as faculty, staff and the surrounding communities. The Real Food Campus Commitment, developed by the Real Food Challenge, states an institutional plan to purchase … Continue reading The Real Food Movement Continues to Grow

The Growth of Corporate Sustainability

By Brad Lufkin, Education and Research More often than not, in order to convince businesses to adopt sustainable practices, it has to be shown that the practices make financial sense; unless these efforts help the company’s bottom line, no action will be taken. With rising consumer pressure and increasingly available technology and processes, however, the … Continue reading The Growth of Corporate Sustainability

Summer Reading

 BY Dana Schroeder (Peer Educator Program), Emily Hughes (Hoosier to Hoosier Sale Coordinator), and Meghan Ploch (Rain Garden Development) In the midst of a busy semester filled with reports, presentations and research, it's difficult to find time to read for fun. Now that summer is here, we can afford time for personal reading. Although letting your mind escape … Continue reading Summer Reading

Ecosystems and climate change

By Kelsey Smith, Green Events Coordinator   Ecosystems produce a rich array of benefits that people depend on and these basic needs for life are at the highest risk of damage due to climate change.  In fact, the resources provided by ecosystems have been so important to our evolution and survival, that we universally recognize aspects … Continue reading Ecosystems and climate change

Californian Drought: What does it mean for farmers and for you?

Kit Gambill, Campus Garden Coordinator For the past three years, California has been suffering from a serious drought. In January, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in the state, also laying the blame for the drought in part to climate change. The drought hasn’t only affected unessential sectors such as recreation, but … Continue reading Californian Drought: What does it mean for farmers and for you?

Free Fishing!

By: Andrew Carty, Sustainability and the Greek Experience Indiana Department of Natural Resources Free Fishing Weekend JUNE 7-8, 2014 For this weekend, Indiana residents will not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish the state's public waters. What if you don’t know where to fish? "Go FishIN in the City" program provides … Continue reading Free Fishing!